Global Climate Change Finance

Global Climate Change Finance

In a complex panorama, the global financial architecture for climate change is an evolving issue, where actors and rules are constantly engaging in transformation.

Interview – Robert J. Bunker

Interview – Robert J. Bunker

Robert J. Bunker discusses the greatest lessons learned from counterinsurgency, forms of insurgencies, and what is being done to counter Latin American cartels and gangs.

Review – Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration

Review – Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration

A title which maps out the state of the art within the field, while also providing insights on how to challenge prevailing conceptual and theoretical approaches.

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Reaper is a medium-to-high altitude, long endurance Remotely Piloted Air System (RPAS). The Reaper's primary mission is to act as an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) asset, employing sensors to provide real-time data to commanders and intelligence specialists at all levels.


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Like Drone Strikes, ‘Eye in the Sky’ Is Much Less Accurate than Claimed

Eye in the Sky fails to explore the real utilitarian calculations of the US Coalition drone programme.

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The Myth of Soft Power in Asia

Soft power, unless blended appropriately with hard power, cannot insert influence in international relations and serve as an effective diplomatic tool.

Is the Use of Terrorism Rational?

Is the Use of Terrorism Rational?

An evaluation of cost-benefit calculations made by terrorists reveals that the decision to use terrorism is procedurally, though not necessarily substantively, rational.

Mandate Disclosure in EU Trade Negotiations: The Case of TiSA

Mandate Disclosure in EU Trade Negotiations: The Case of TiSA

The publication of TiSA’s negotiating mandate represents an effort to increase transparency, used by negotiators as a stepping stone towards expanding the EU’s win-set.

Upgrading the United Nations Environmental Programme to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century

Upgrading the United Nations Environmental Programme to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century

Pressure should be increased to create a strong international organisation that harnesses political will and keeps on the path to mitigating the effects of climate change.

An Analysis of U.S. Policy Towards Cambodia Between 1969-1973

An Analysis of U.S. Policy Towards Cambodia Between 1969-1973

Nixon’s policy towards Cambodia was treacherous because of the political implications in Washington and the tragic consequences in Cambodia.

Can Flags ‘Speak Security’?

Can Flags ‘Speak Security’?

Fragile national identities can become embodied and even dependent upon flags, and flags will continue to be a major stumbling block to desecuritisation.

The Politics of Performance: Gender Identity in Cosplay

The Politics of Performance: Gender Identity in Cosplay

The study of cosplay is important as it informs the study of gender performance and popular culture narratives.

The Spectrum of Critical Humanism(s)

The Spectrum of Critical Humanism(s)

The current state of posthuman IR is better described as that of different, less-anthropocentric, world views – many of which do not speak to each other.

Ukraine and Russia: Wars Over the Past

Ukraine and Russia: Wars Over the Past

Regions of Ukraine have their own singular histories and what is lacking is a unifying narrative and common “heroes” during a time of prolonged crisis.

Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Battle for Hegemony the Kingdom Cannot Win

Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Battle for Hegemony the Kingdom Cannot Win

The complex relationship between the Al-Sauds and Wahhabism creates policy dilemmas for the Saudi government on multiple levels.

A Matter of the Heart: The Silent Killer of the Most Vulnerable People

A Matter of the Heart: The Silent Killer of the Most Vulnerable People

The increase in cardiovascular diseases represents an imminent threat to the most vulnerable populations, particularly women, children, displaced people and migrants.

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Knowledge is Power: The Internet Panopticon as a Weapon against Terror

Governance of cyberspace is alike a Panopticon: as modern threats of terror arise on the web, current governments strive to incorporate invasive surveillance online.

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Australia’s Refugee Challenge

As Australia is obligated to create a peaceful culture by creating policies which include asylum seekers and refugees, its human rights violations cannot continue.

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