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Heroic Narratives Surrounding Humanitarian Intervention

Heroic Narratives Surrounding Humanitarian Intervention

Heroic narratives, through their use of language in particular, intentionally obscure the resort to force that is used during humanitarian military interventions.

Was British Decolonization after 1945 a Voluntary Process?

Was British Decolonization after 1945 a Voluntary Process?

Britain often had little choice but to concede that the constitutional independence of its dependencies was inescapable.

Ukraine Conflict: The Final Push For Peace

Ukraine Conflict: The Final Push For Peace

The Minsk Protocols have gradually paved the road toward peace, but serious problems remain both in the formulation and implementation of the agreement.

Why Doesn’t Iran Want the Bomb?

Why Doesn’t Iran Want the Bomb?

When adding up the potential benefits and impediments, Iran will unlikely upgrade its current civilian nuclear programme to a military nuclear weapons programme.

Current Space Law Limitations and Its Implications on Outer Space Conflicts

Current Space Law Limitations and Its Implications on Outer Space Conflicts

This is an exciting time for the entirety of human civilization, it is important for all parties in the planning of the forthcoming human expansion into outer space.

The Status of the Responsibility to Protect Norm in International Relations

The Status of the Responsibility to Protect Norm in International Relations

Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is worryingly tenuous, but there is the potential for it to develop into a robust international norm.

Development and Good Governance in Egypt

Development and Good Governance in Egypt

Since the end of the Cold War, development in Egypt, meant to promote sustainability and good governance, instead created a society based on political and economic gain.

Without a True European Identity, Can the EU Ever Be Legitimate?

Without a True European Identity, Can the EU Ever Be Legitimate?

Since its inception the legitimacy of the European integration project has been questioned; a true European identity is needed to legitimise the EU.

What Accounts for the Sino-Russian Alliance?

What Accounts for the Sino-Russian Alliance?

Sino–Russian relations are better today than at any point throughout their troubled history, due to the structure of the inter-state system and domestic factors.

Providing Security? Border Control and the Politics of Migration in the EU

Providing Security? Border Control and the Politics of Migration in the EU

Depicting how certain assumptions are constructed, constructivism is useful to unveil that the security threat of migration is socially produced.

Discursively Constructing a Space Threat: ‘China Threat’ & U.S. Security

Discursively Constructing a Space Threat: ‘China Threat’ & U.S. Security

China’s rise in space power, and the United States’ interpretations of that rise, force us to reflect on how threats are constructed and perceived.

An Afghan elder shows his purple inked finger to indicate that he voted during the heavily anticipated Afghanistan elections, Aug. 20, Barg e Matal, Afghanistan. Afghanistan village Elders are considered to be the role models and leaders among the Afghan civilians.

Why Are Elections Flashpoints for Violence & Insecurity and Can This Be Avoided?

It is crucial to sustainable peace that elections are not seen as opportunities to engage in hostile takeovers, but instead allow for peaceful power transitions.