Kris Corbett

image

Help Palestinian Farmers Grow & Export Their Crops

A small donation of just $25 will buy 50 pepper seedlings for the farmers. Please offer your contribution and help make a difference in people's
image

Kosovo: Legality Of Secession & Evolution Of International Law

As evinced by countless instances past and current, ethnic conflict has revealed its adeptness to engender severe chaos and disorder, igniting both protracted and intractable struggles. Resolutions to such conflicts encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from co-optation to degrees of autonomy. Secession, conversely, is not recognized as a legal option....
Full story
image

The Prospect Of A Syrian-Israeli Peace Agreement

The creation of Israel in 1948 engendered enmity between Arabs and Jews still palpable today. Although Egypt and Jordan have negotiated peace agreements with Israel, Syria persists as one of Israel’s most intransigent enemies. A focal point of Israeli-Syrian relations is a section of former Syrian territory that Israel annexed in the 1967 Six Days War: the Golan Heights....
Full story
image

Zionism: A Movement Of The Elite & Intelligentsia

Before the creation of a Jewish state, all Jews existed in Diaspora. Dispersed throughout the world, Jews adopted the corresponding language, culture, and traditions of their perspective countries, but preserved a common ethnic identity as a Jewish people....
Full story
image

A Brief Overview Of Dialectical Inquiry

Although sometimes subsumed within a political science program of study, dialectics is endowed with a generality allowing for its application to all facets of life. Dialectical investigation is premised on the idea that each object and process possesses an opposite—a competing force—which constitutes both its defining element and the impetus for change....
Full story
image

Nationalism: Catalyst To Conflict?

The arrangement and design of the world had undergone a dramatic shift beginning with the French Revolution in the late 18th century. A world comprised of empires, in which multiple ethnic groups of disparate culture, language, and traditions coexisted under one domain, began to transform into a world of nation-states. ...
Full story
image

Genesis Of The Palestinian Identity

An Arab population, essentially absent of a national consciousness prior to the twentieth century, forged a collective identity as the Palestinian people spurred conjointly by the forces of modernization and Zionism. The British mandate and policies of international actors also helped evoke a national consciousness in the Arab natives of Palestine, consequently forging the Palestinian identity in its nascent stages....
Full story
image

The Paradox Of Israel: A Jewish, Yet Democratic State

The clash of divergent nationalisms within the same territory culminated in the establishment of a sovereign state by one nation, but rendered the other a splintered population devoid of a nation-state. After centuries of a scattered existence in Diaspora, the Jewish people rejoiced as the Zionist project achieved the creation of their own state, safeguarded from the perils of anti-Semitism....
Full story
image

Vernacular Politics: Islamists’ Clout In Turkey

Turkey’s experiment as a secular, westernized state represents not only an anomaly, but the prototype of secular modernization in the Middle East. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder the Turkish Republic in 1923, embarked on a series of social and political reforms, abolishing Islamic institutions, positions, and insignia to secure Turkey’s position as a modern democracy....
Full story
image

Erosion Of The Nation-State: The Effect Of Terrorism & Ethnic Conflict

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the international system shifted from bipolarity to unipolarity, redefining the structure of the system. As a result, US primacy in this unipolar world has constituted the most salient element affecting the arrangement of the system and defining a world comprised of nation-states....
Full story
Author Info
image Kris Corbett received a Masters degree in May 2010 from New York University in International Relations. Kris attained her Bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University in the 2004. In 2006, she moved from Scranton, PA to Manhattan where she currently works for a private equity firm.