Despite universalist pretensions, Just War Theory has served partisan interests throughout Operation Protective Edge; ultimately enabling rather than proscribing killing.
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.
Ellner, Robinson and Whetham’s stimulating volume should encourage policy-makers and students to probe the complexity of the right to selective conscientious objection.
The potential of oral testimonies lies in their ability to create spaces of human interaction in areas where recognition & engagement are not usually forthcoming.
The Ukrainian crisis represents a dangerous and unpredictable situation generated by several actors. Attributing blame, as Mearsheimer does, does not promote dialogue.
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.
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 framing of immigration in Italian media takes a security, military or economic shape. This problematically ‘others’ & delegitimises those immigrants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Among the groups involved in the post-conflict dynamics, the Afghan diaspora is an important participant. However, certain aspects of this are problematic.
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.
The quantitative approach somewhat should take different world orders into account to better explain contemporary phenomena and prepare a data set accordingly.