The Qatar Standoff and US Interests

The Qatar Standoff and US Interests

US policymakers should bear in mind that there are no winners or losers in this dispute and that the lines between good and bad are not as visible as the protagonists would like to believe.

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Dr Stritzel discusses what it means to be “critical”, assesses developments in securitization studies, and gives some advice for young Critical Security Studies scholars.

Review – The International Law of State Responsibility:  An Introduction

Review – The International Law of State Responsibility: An Introduction

Kolb provides an excellent overview of the international law of state responsibility in a text that should be of interest to students of law and international relations.

The G20 Summit’s Virtual Mob: Are Courts Prepared for a New Age of Protests?

The G20 Summit’s Virtual Mob: Are Courts Prepared for a New Age of Protests?

Jumping on the bandwagon of demonizing crowds does not quite get to the point of violent protests and their causes.

Recent Posts

A Constructivist Approach to Analysing Somalia’s State Failure

A Constructivist Approach to Analysing Somalia’s State Failure

If an effective solution is to be found for Somalia’s deep problems, it needs to be consistent with the Somali identity so that Somalis can be part of a lasting solution.

Review – Drug War Capitalism

Review – Drug War Capitalism

Dawn Paley’s book captures the opportunistic capacity of neoliberal decision-makers to advance policy agendas through the War on Drugs in Latin America.

The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option

The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option

Despite the dangers of a cyber response to North Korea, the US could block North Korea’s access to cyber-space and make it clear that the they were behind the attacks.

On the Verge of the Darkness: Dystopic Movies and Contemporary Global Challenges

On the Verge of the Darkness: Dystopic Movies and Contemporary Global Challenges

Critiquing dystopic movies as representations of the here and now is a good method to raise interest about modern challenges and stimulate a debate over the solutions.

The Role of Policewomen in Ending Gender Violence in Afghanistan

The Role of Policewomen in Ending Gender Violence in Afghanistan

Afghanistan remains unpredictable and unsafe. Education, equal rights, and the rule of law through women’s empowerment are pivotal in improving the country’s security.

Mass Migrations across the World-System’s History

Mass Migrations across the World-System’s History

Migration – apart from forced migration – is not a rational choice, but the result of the migrant’s decisions taken in the restrictive frame of the global world-system.

EU Security Policy in the Era of Trump: A Radical Account

EU Security Policy in the Era of Trump: A Radical Account

The Trump administration is a reminder to EU governments and elites of the risks of their weakened discursive hegemony over large parts of the population.

Trump’s “Muslim Ban”: A Symptom of White Nationalism in US Politics

Trump’s “Muslim Ban”: A Symptom of White Nationalism in US Politics

The democratic challenge of the US in the mediatized world of the 21st century may be to figure out how to govern by problem solving, rather than nation building.

Image by Kenny Holston

Buying our Way Out of Afghanistan?

A privatization of the Afghanistan war risks signaling that the U.S. is no longer obliged to remain nationally engaged, and can choose whether or not to meet obligations.

Review – Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas

Review – Double Exposure: Plays of the Jewish and Palestinian Diasporas

This collection of plays exposes the reader to the multifaceted layers of the lengthy conflict and the different ways in which lived experiences are enacted.

Substituting U.S. Troops for Private Military Contractors in Afghanistan

Substituting U.S. Troops for Private Military Contractors in Afghanistan

If U.S troops are substituted for private contractors, then there must be a change to U.S. laws controlling the use of private security contractors in a combat role.

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