Author profile: Kai Chen

Kai Chen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the School of International Relations, Xiamen University, China. His principal research focuses on the nexus between international security and human insecurity. His previous positions include post-doctoral fellow in Zhejiang University (China) and post-doctoral fellow in Fudan University (China). He has held visiting appointments at the National University of Singapore, Kyoto University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Thammasat University in Thailand, and Chengchi University in Taiwan. He is the author of On Geo-cultural Relations between China and Indo-China Peninsula Countries (Xiamen University Press, 2016), and Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border: Evolutions, Challenges and Countermeasures (Springer, 2014). His next book on child labor was financially supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation (Grant No. AZ 02/KF/15).

Review – The Child Soldier’s New Job

Review – The Child Soldier’s New Job

By critically examining the use of child soldiers in privatised wars Ellesoe’s documentary forces viewers to challenge the commercialisation of the monopoly on violence.

Review – Humanitarian Business

Review – Humanitarian Business

Humanitarian Business explores some of the most critical characteristics of humanitarian action in ever-changing contexts, and richly deserves the praise it has received.

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