Author profile: Patrick Pitts

The Securitization of Mali

The Securitization of Mali

The French intervention in Mali is a testament to securitization theory’s prowess in challenging, and more significantly, critiquing modern conceptualizations of security.

The French Intervention in Mali

The French Intervention in Mali

A victory in Mali will allow France to achieve political penance for “francafrique” while simultaneously obtaining renewed power on the international stage.

U.S. Foreign Policy Failures in Iraq

U.S. Foreign Policy Failures in Iraq

The Gulf War may be considered a military triumph par excellence; however, a destabilized Iraq must also be considered a disastrous outcome for the U.S. Foreign Policy establishment.

Jumping the Loaded Gun: How Promoting Democracy Fails to Achieve Peace

Jumping the Loaded Gun: How Promoting Democracy Fails to Achieve Peace

The West’s democracy promotion has achieved an outcome antithetical to its purpose: an increase in the violence of and destabilization within low-income and conflict-affected states.

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