The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots

Matthew Bolton and Cayman Mitchell

The Future of the Organization of American States

The Future of the Organization of American States

Given the complexity of regional politics in Latin America, the success of the OAS depends on its ability to become relevant again.

Interview – Tariq Ali

Interview – Tariq Ali

Writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali discusses the recent Israel-Palestine conflict, the BDS movment, the rise of ISIS, and Obama’s US involvement in Iraq.

Review – When Soldiers Say No

Review – When Soldiers Say No

Ellner, Robinson and Whetham’s stimulating volume should encourage policy-makers and students to probe the complexity of the right to selective conscientious objection.

Contending Nakba-denial: The Role of Oral and Visual Testimonies

Contending Nakba-denial: The Role of Oral and Visual Testimonies

The potential of oral testimonies lies in their ability to create spaces of human interaction in areas where recognition & engagement are not usually forthcoming.

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Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 2

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 2

The Ukrainian crisis represents a dangerous and unpredictable situation generated by several actors. Attributing blame, as Mearsheimer does, does not promote dialogue.

Marine Le Pen and the Populist Radical Right

Marine Le Pen and the Populist Radical Right

Le Pen has effectively established an unbreakable rapport with her electorate to evolve a radical-right party on the fringes into a mainstream electoral menace.

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 1

Rapid Fire: Is the Ukraine Crisis the West’s Fault? Part 1

Because Russia cares too much and Europe cares too little for Ukraine, a state’s sovereignty is shattered, its people divided, and its future is now uncertain.

The Construction of Immigration in Italian Media

The Construction of Immigration in Italian Media

The framing of immigration in Italian media takes a security, military or economic shape. This problematically ‘others’ & delegitimises those immigrants.

In What Ways Can Neo-liberalism Be Classified as Utopian Politics?

In What Ways Can Neo-liberalism Be Classified as Utopian Politics?

Neo-liberalism in the self-proclaimed guise of an eutopia allows violence against other utopias, thus validating the very concerns espoused by classical liberal scholars.

The Inversion of Just War Theory

The Inversion of Just War Theory

Despite universalist pretensions, Just War Theory has served partisan interests throughout Operation Protective Edge; ultimately enabling rather than proscribing killing.

Security: An Essentially Contested Concept?

Security: An Essentially Contested Concept?

Security is best seen as an ‘essentially contested concept’ because a universalised, fixed, and static definition is inconsistent with how its meaning changes in context.

Why the Military Did Not Take Over: Understanding Pakistan’s Democratic Path

Why the Military Did Not Take Over: Understanding Pakistan’s Democratic Path

Continued democracy in Pakistan is a consequence of the military deciding not to intervene, as they believe they can wield power over the weak civilian government.

Review – The Endtimes of Human Rights

Review – The Endtimes of Human Rights

Hopgood doesn’t write for novices, nor is his book path-breaking, yet it offers serious, disturbing, food for thought about the concept of Human Rights in transformation.

‘Material Breach’: A Valid Justification for Military Intervention in Iraq?

‘Material Breach’: A Valid Justification for Military Intervention in Iraq?

The concept of ‘material breach’ was used as a political tool to justify military action in Iraq in 2003 by the U.S. and U.K., as opposed to a legal justification.

The Afghan Diaspora and Post-Conflict State Building in Afghanistan

The Afghan Diaspora and Post-Conflict State Building in Afghanistan

Among the groups involved in the post-conflict dynamics, the Afghan diaspora is an important participant. However, certain aspects of this are problematic.

The Islamic State’s Challenge to the International System

The Islamic State’s Challenge to the International System

IS is not the adversary of 2006-2008 Iraq, this is a more fanatical, more entrenched, better equipped force with a radical commitment to the territory it has captured.