Topic 1: Analysing the Impact of BREXIT on Bilateral Relations Between the U.K. and Scotland
Research Aim: The purpose of the proposed research is to examine the relationship between the United Kingdom and Scotland post-BREXIT. It aims at highlighting the Brexit consequences on the bilateral relations between Scotland and the UK. The study analyses social, economic, and political factors that may sway a Scottish exit from the United Kingdom. This is particularly because Scotland heavily voted against leaving the European Union but was outnumbered by the British. The study aims to assess the prospects of an independent Scotland caused by post-BREXIT policies.
Topic 2: The UK-Afghanistan Relations Post-Taliban Revival and US Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Research Aim: The proposed study aims to analyse UK-Afghanistan relations, especially the role that the UK played in the exit of the US troops from Afghanistan. The research study on the status of the Taliban is one of the best research topics in international relations in 2022 and 2023. It also opens up the immediate situation after the Taliban Revival and the US Troops Withdrawal. The study uses qualitative data in the form of historical record analysis and current events to assess the impacts that such a situation will have on the future of Afghanistan.
Topic 3: Examining the Impact of Accepting the Taliban Leadership in Afghanistan
Research Aim: The proposed research examines the possibilities that may result from legalising the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. It also aims at analysing the global recognition of the Taliban Government. The examination of political and economic factors for this legalisation is studied, as its impact on Afghanistan and its immediate neighbours. The research uses documented literature and historical analysis to model possible analysis of this cause-and-effect relationship.
Topic 4: Assessing the Status of ISIS in Afghanistan Post-US Withdrawal
Research Aim: The purpose of the study is to examine the historical emergence of ISIS and its massive impact on Syria and the region. The study uses historical data to model the effects that ISIS may have in Afghanistan, considering its strong foothold in the east of Afghanistan. It also puts forward the implications of a more substantial and growing ISIS presence in the region and how ISIS can cause a rise in global terrorism threats. The research is conducted using quantitative and qualitative collections and analysis.
Topic 5: Examining the Possibilities of a Domino Effect in EU Post-BREXIT
Research Aim: The aim of the proposed study is to assess the BREXIT deal with its implications on the entire European Union. The research assesses the possible advantages and disadvantages of the U.K. leaving the E.U. The possible factors are then analysed for the possibility of a domino effect taking place across the E.U. The research studies the scope of countries that can opt for a BREXIT-like movement and be successful.
Topic 6: Analysing the Effects of British Colonisation of the Indian Sub-Continent in Modern Times
Research Aim: The proposed study analyses the effects of British colonisation on the Indian subcontinent. The study tries to dig out, using historical records, how the British East Indian Company took over the Indian subcontinent, and the positive and negative impact of British rule in India. In addition, the study examines the ramification of the British colonisation of countries like Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. The research focuses on the socio-economic conditions of these countries. The study uses quantitative data collection and analysis as the primary mode of research.
Topic 7:Kashmir Conflict and the Possibility of a Nuclear War: Role of UK
Research Aim: The said topic aims to investigate the Kashmir issue and analyse the detrimental effects on the two nuclear-power countries: India and Pakistan. What could be the possible nuclear outcomes of the revocation of Kashmir's special status, keeping in view the imposition of the long-standing curfew by the Indian government? The research also finds out the role of the international community, including the UN, the US, and the UK. Moreover, it also looks at the prospects of the UK's crucial role in averting the tense situation and devising a peaceful plan of action for the future.
Topic 8: Trump’s ‘Vision of the Wall’ and its Impact on the European Union and the UK.
Research Aim:The proposed topic analyses whether Trump's vision of borders, isolation and protection impacted the United Kingdom, particularly England. The proposed study finds the possible impacts of former US President—Donald Trump's Vision of the Wall on global and regional politics.
Topic 9: What role is the UK playing in controlling the rising threats of Global Warming and Energy Crisis?
Research Aim: the current topic aims to understand that the threats of global warming are real and partially human-induced. It is not localised to a specific region, country, or continent. Having said this, the current topic performs an in-depth analysis of the growing global warming issue and the role of the UK in curbing this problem by raising awareness and promoting a green revolution. How big is the UK’s footprint?
Topic 10: Can the African Union be Inspired by the BREXIT Movement?
Research Aim: The current topic aims to look into the success of the BREXIT movement. The scope of the study also includes if there are possibilities that BREXIT can inspire the African Union to go their way. Are there any indicators that this might happen soon, and would it be a feasible choice?
Topic 11: Critical Analysis of US sanctions on Iran and its Impact on the Local Region?
Research Aim: This geopolitics dissertation topic aims to review the sanctions imposed by the US upon Iran. It also analyses the implications that the US has to face as a result of the assassination of Iranian General Qassim Suleimani. It explores the possibility of the US gaining the strategic advantage they were looking for or has, in fact, purposefully disrupted the region's organic growth. The study also looks into the retaliation strategy of Iran and if it holds any weight. How far does Iran able to withhold these sanctions, and what is the impact of these sanctions on its neighbouring countries?
Topic 12: Critical Analysis of Human Rights Violation in the Valley of Indian Occupied Kashmir - Why are the Developed Countries Such as The United Kingdom Not Playing A Key Role in Addressing Such Humanitarian and Political Crisis?
Research Aim: The current topic aims to study fundamental human rights violations and the numberless cases of political abuse happening in the Indian-Occupied Kashmir. The revocation of Kashmir's special status and imposition of a curfew by the Indian government in Kashmir valley speak volumes about the severe violation of human rights. Some other testimonies include the increasing number of missing persons, kidnapping, and sexual and physical abuse. Why is the world, particularly the developed countries such as the UK, keeping a closed eye on this issue?
Topic 13: What are the Political Consequences of the NATO Alliance for the UK?
Research Aim: The aim of this thesis topic in international relations and diplomacy is to question the NATO alliance and the political consequences of such a multilateral collaboration, especially for the UK. NATO might be the most significant known alliance amongst many countries, but to what political and personal gain from the UK’s perspective? The study addresses the advantages and disadvantages of being a part of the NATO alliance for the UK.
Topic 14: Examining Impact of Corporate-Focused Tax Havens including Netherlands, Singapore, Ireland, and the U.K. and its Impact on Long-Term International Relations and Geopolitics
Research Aim: The current topic aims to explore the impact of offering tax havens in the form of jurisdictions that offer low or even no taxes in a bid to attract foreign investment. The research particularly aims to analyse if such policies lead to white-collar money laundering from developing countries like Pakistan to developed countries like the UK.
Topic 15: Analysing the Impacts of Coronavirus on International Relations of the UK
Research Aim: The current study aims to explore the extent to which coronavirus has influenced the international relations of the UK, particularly with countries that have assisted the UK in mitigating the risks involved due to the widespread disease. Also, the research gives an insight into the widespread consequences of the coronavirus within the political structure of the UK.
Topic 16: “Make America Great Again”— Can this be Considered as an Attempt to Maintain Uni-polarity in the World
Research Aim: The current topic aims to study the central ideology behind the concept of “Make America Great Again.” The world is shifting from unipolar to multipolar due to the newly forming alliance between China and Russia. America is trying to preserve its status, but the concern is quite prominent and evident in the mentioned slogan. The scope of the study includes the steps the US is taking to maintain the status quo. It also puts forth the alliance that Russia and China are forging and the impact it is having on the US and the rest of the world.
Topic 17: The implications of UK-EU and US-China trade wars on Developing Countries
Research Aim: The current study aims to highlight the impact that the United Kingdom and European Union, as well as the United States and China trade wars, have on the economies of developing countries. The scope of the study includes an in-depth analysis of the rising cost of living in such countries, along with the deterioration in education, health, and GDP per capita. It also highlights the growing concerns that such developing countries face.
Topic 18: Can the Process of Globalisation Lead to a Borderless World? Analysing the Challenges of the State-Centric Cartographies
Research Aim: The primary aim of this topic is to analyse if the process of globalisation influences the core institutions of world order, including sovereignty and nation-states. The focus of this research is based on case studies of the Canadian states, where all citizens were granted access to all forms of basic facilities, which led to the enhancement of the life standard within the targetted states. Does this mean that the same could be applied to all humans on Earth? Could humanity enter into a state of general harmony and a borderless World?
Topic 19: A Bright Future for More Strengthened Relationships Between the African Union and the European Union.
Research Aim: The proposed international law dissertation topic aims to study in-depth the scope that a strong alliance between the European Union and the African Union will have on addressing the law and order-related problems in Africa. It will be providing analytical data supported by facts, statistics economic analysis. The scope of the study will also examine how strengthening the law and order, undertaking development projects and corporate investments within Africa will help it to overcome the problems that it is facing internally and externally.
Topic 20: How does the Growth of China as a Superpower Threaten the United States of America?
Research Aim: The expansion of this economic behemoth has created massive holes in the global trading market. America, which has been a powerhouse for half a century, is now endangered by China's economic growth. On the road, the two countries seem to have pleasant terms, but they are engaged in quite a new stage in the international market. The research aims to analyse the advancement of China, how it developed as a nation, how it is growing to be the next superpower, and how it constitutes a threat to America. The research study covers all these issues, including policy framing, trade, and so on.
Topic 21: Does Africa Pose A Concern to Western World? An Analytical Approach to Understand the Geopolitical Power of the Region
Research Aim: Various African countries have abundant natural resources but are riven by political strife, where other countries have increasingly sought to exploit them. All other international exchanges, however, must be performed following current foreign policies. These companies can only prevent unequal and discriminatory distribution by foreign trade rules. Regrettably, the Western community still controls African countries, rarely allowing them to exercise their rights. This study looks at the idea that western democracies still want to conquer African countries, even though they merit a more significant piece of the pie.
Topic 22: The Relation Between Western Countries and Russia: Historical Analysis
Research Aim: The Russian-Western ties, particularly with the United States, are well-established worldwide. In this thesis, the Cold war and the post-Cold War era are explored in depth. Many stories and analysts in foreign affairs agree that the Cold War has not stopped and is still happening. In this analysis, such a concept is explored, debated, and analysed to provide a complete overview of the current political atmosphere. However, the backgrounds of these states and activities may be a significant aspect of the study.
Topic 23: The Arab-Israel Conflict, Particularly Palestine-Israel Issue: United Nation's Role in Resolving the Conflict
Research Aim: The conflict between Arab and Israel is an old war. The study aims to explore the relationship between Arabs and Israel throughout the years. The study aims to discuss the effect of Israel’s invasion of Arab territories, the mindset of the Arab nations and the unacceptance of Israel as a country or state by the Arab community. It was instead called a terror financing state. Besides, fuel has been brought to the flames by the war between Israel and Palestine. Till now, many Islamic states have been unwilling to recognise Israel. This study discusses the dispute and the United Nation's role in bridging the differences between these two nations.
Topic 24: How Relevant Is the UK Foreign Policy to The European Union?
Research Aim:How the United Kingdom government sets and tries to implement its foreign policy objectives and how it is essential for the British in Europe. The research study explores the political thesis on British economic relations. The research also covers the connections between European Union and the British and how the United Kingdom still contributes to the EU after its withdrawal from the union.
Topic 25: Analysing the Correlation Among International Relations, Geopolitics, and International Art
Research Aim: This study aims to explore the relationship among geopolitics, international relations and the impact of Art. The research explores how Art, particularly the Hollywood film industry, has played a significant role in geopolitics and essential aspects of international relations.
Topic 26: Study of International Relations and Geopolitics – Is Geopolitics Intrinsically Related to the Evolution of International Relations?
Research Aim: This research aims to examine the fundamental theories of geopolitics and find out if conventional geopolitics is intrinsically related to the evolution of international relations.
Topic 27: Critical Analysis of Geopolitics on the Foreign Policy Of Russia: Examining the Realities of International Relations in Moscow
Research Aim: The research highlights Russia's spatial views of the world, its perspectives on international actors and its rhetoric on national identity. It illustrates the geopolitical idea that the Russian government offers the soft and physical dominance in and across Russia with “rationality."
Topic 28: China’s Economic Development and Globalisation
Research Aim: This topic examines the nature and effects of globalisation with a particular focus on China’s economic development. This study analyses the regional political developments that China’s economic corridor plans and various other geopolitics aspects.
Topic 29: Development of International Law Through the Collaborative Process of the United Nations (UN)
Research Aim: Given the experience gained from the early five years of the Committee on International Law in the UN, this international law dissertation topic aims to examine the problems and assess the results and potentials of the codification of international law inside the United Nations.
Topic 30: Practical Restrictions toward International Development and Cooperation
Research Aim: The purpose of this international development dissertation topic is to assess the factors inhibiting greater collaboration among the key players including the UK & USA and China & Russia. The study argues that the problem concerns divergent values and incentives derived from the politics of the current political system, values, design, and geographical power. The study aims to analyse why everyone cannot get along with each other.
Topic 31: European Development Coordination 2020: Emerging Challenges Of International Development by the New Actors
Research Aim: The research aims to overview the extent of new actors in the international community, international collaboration and the characteristics of their development cooperation. It reviews their corresponding tools from up to 2020 for EU development strategy. What possible challenges are emerging in the aftermath of growing new political actors in the international arena?
Topic 32: Analysis of International Politics of Recognition – Case of Germany’s Participation in World War 1.
Research Aim: This international politics dissertation topic examines the misconceptions that kept Germany from being recognised and contributed to the First World War (WWI). This study aims to investigate the illusions of adjustment which hindered German awareness and led to the catastrophic event of World War I.
Topic 33: Comparison of Chinese-US International Competitiveness in Sino-US Services from 2000-2009
Research Aim: The purpose of this international trade dissertation topic is to evaluate the comparative advantage and prevailing competitive edge of Sino-US service departments. This study reveals their trade influences by employing the CA Index and RCA Index through statistical data from the services revealed by UNCTAD. Chinese financial services, royalties, and license fees are conducted simultaneously.
Topic 34: Impact of The Tripartite Financial System on Economic Development of the UK
Research Aim: This international commercial law dissertation topic focuses on the significant role of tripartite financial policies on the economic growth and development of the United Kingdom. This study explores the role of all three parties in the financial growth of the UK.
Topic 35: The International Public Law and the Use of Force by the States
Research Aim: The primary aim of this study is to critically analyse the use of force concerning public international law and review the major challenges that arise from it. The research study gives an insight into how dominant states established and maintained their hegemony using force.
Topic 36: What is the AUKUS Agreement? How is It Changing the Geostrategic Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific?
Research Aim: Global politics is witnessing rapid changes in the form of emerging security and strategic alliances. This geopolitical research study aims at analysing the AUKUS agreement and its possible outcomes in regional and global politics. AUKUS is a trilateral security pact among Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, providing nuclear-powered submarine technology to Australia. This study also looks into the security concerns of the Indo-Pacific countries, particularly China.
Topic 37: Is B3W an Initiative by the USA to Counter the Rising Influence of China’s BRI?
Research Aim: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a global, interstate project that aims at connecting Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe by rail and roadways. This research thesis analyses the objectives of G7’s B3W (Build Back Better World). The study finds out if the USA has initiated this mega-project out of insecurity from China’s growing influence in global power politics. It also looks into the comparative analysis of both BRI and B3W initiatives.
Topic 38: Analysing the Changing Regional Dynamics in South China Sea
Research Aim: South China Sea (SCS) is one of the most resourceful places in the world. This research study analyses the geopolitical developments in SCS and its region. Where China has been claiming its sovereignty over the majority of the SCS through a 9-dotted line since 1949, the other 7 regional countries have made their own claims. This study finds out the changing regional dynamics in SCS in the form of Chinese artificial islands and military standings.