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Cross-Communal Sporting Projects and Inter-group Relations

Cross-Communal Sporting Projects and Inter-group Relations

Abolishing regulation that fosters segregation is a step in right direction, but more needs to be done. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to reconciliation.

The Iraq War as More Divisive in Transatlantic Relations than the War on Terror

The Iraq War as More Divisive in Transatlantic Relations than the War on Terror

Though the Iraq War seems to be much more divisive than the global “war on terror”, the transatlantic relationship continues to exist and cooperate.

Climate Change and Australian National Security

Climate Change and Australian National Security

There are more effective methods of addressing climate change and national security than those that solely focus on the symptoms, rather than causes, of climate change.

The War of Ideas: Counter-radicalization Discourses in America and Britain

The War of Ideas: Counter-radicalization Discourses in America and Britain

Academics should aim at more objective, data-driven empirical research on the process of radicalization in order to aid in the counter-radicalization effort.

How Crucial Was the ‘Empty Chair Crisis’ in the Course of European Integration?

How Crucial Was the ‘Empty Chair Crisis’ in the Course of European Integration?

The ‘empty chair crisis’ challenged the view of neo-functionalists and supranationalist policy-makers and is therefore a key event in the course of European Integration.

The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

It is relevant to investigate environmentally-induced migration, as the number of environmentally displaced people is expected to increase.

Why Has Postsecularism Become Important in the Study of Global Politics?

Why Has Postsecularism Become Important in the Study of Global Politics?

Postsecularism refers to a nascent set of approaches to global politics that grapple with legacies of secularisation narratives associated with the Westphalian state.

Counterinsurgency and Female Engagement Teams in the War in Afghanistan

Counterinsurgency and Female Engagement Teams in the War in Afghanistan

Female Engagement Teams are the most resourceful way to engage with the female population of a host nation with dissimilar gender norms.

Thrice in a Century: The Canadian Military Involvement in Europe from 1951-1991

Thrice in a Century: The Canadian Military Involvement in Europe from 1951-1991

Canada’s military involvement in Europe from 1951-1991 was to protect its diplomatic image, contribute to international security, and protect its economic interests.

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

ROs do not provide a credible alternative to the UN because the advantages are far outstripped by serious financial, logistical, and political obstacles they face.

Are Migration Policies in Europe and America Creating More or Less 
Security?

Are Migration Policies in Europe and America Creating More or Less 
Security?

The EU and the US are increasingly portraying immigrant populations as threats to a nation’s security both in physical and figurative senses.

Classical Realism and Human Nature: An Alternative Reading

Classical Realism and Human Nature: An Alternative Reading

A historically complete genealogy of human nature would help clarify the diversity behind the realist trivialization of differences between the various conceptions.