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Upgrading the United Nations Environmental Programme to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century

Upgrading the United Nations Environmental Programme to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century

Pressure should be increased to create a strong international organisation that harnesses political will and keeps on the path to mitigating the effects of climate change.

An Analysis of U.S. Policy Towards Cambodia Between 1969-1973

An Analysis of U.S. Policy Towards Cambodia Between 1969-1973

Nixon’s policy towards Cambodia was treacherous because of the political implications in Washington and the tragic consequences in Cambodia.

Image by Ryan Godfrey

Knowledge is Power: The Internet Panopticon as a Weapon against Terror

Governance of cyberspace is alike a Panopticon: as modern threats of terror arise on the web, current governments strive to incorporate invasive surveillance online.

The Crime-Terror Nexus: Ideology’s Misleading Role in Islamist Terrorist Groups

The Crime-Terror Nexus: Ideology’s Misleading Role in Islamist Terrorist Groups

The Salafist-Jihadist ideology in modern terrorist groups, such as ISIS and Al Qaeda, serves as a disguise for the criminal motivations of money, power, and status.

Cooperation or Competition? External Support and Interrebel Dynamics

Cooperation or Competition? External Support and Interrebel Dynamics

Non-state armed groups who receive fungible resources, such as funding or weapons, are more likely to experience interrebel fighting and less likely to be in an alliance.

The Impact of Human Rights Mobilization on Colombia’s Justice and Peace Law

The Impact of Human Rights Mobilization on Colombia’s Justice and Peace Law

Colombia’s controversial ‘Justice and Peace’ Law has unified human rights advocates on anti-amnesty attitudes while contributing to new disputes on accountability.

Forgetting Politics: The Impossibility of Humanitarian Intervention

Forgetting Politics: The Impossibility of Humanitarian Intervention

‘Humanitarian military intervention’ is critiqued as a de-politicizing discourse, with four proposals for re-politicization suggested.

‘Children of the Stones’: The Securitization of Palestinian Children by Israel

‘Children of the Stones’: The Securitization of Palestinian Children by Israel

To understand the complex and highly subtle securitization of Palestinian children by the Israeli state requires going beyond the Copenhagen School’s analysis framework.

Challenges and Opportunities for Walzer’s “Jus ad Vim” for the 21st Century

Challenges and Opportunities for Walzer’s “Jus ad Vim” for the 21st Century

“Jus ad vim” undoubtedly has a role in the ethical evaluation of military and government activities, especially in the realm of emerging technology such as drones.

The Role of Political Parties in Putin’s Hybrid-Regime

The Role of Political Parties in Putin’s Hybrid-Regime

Beyond providing the regime with a sheen of legitimacy through competing in elections, each of Russia’s main parties play a key role in sustaining the hybrid-regime.

(New York, 19 September) — To kick-start a solidarity movement in support of women’s rights and full equality between women and men, UN Women held a special event for the HeForShe campaign from United Nations Headquarters in New York today.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and event co-host Emma Watson called on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, other senior UN officials, including President of the General Assembly Sam Kahamba Kutesa, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, actor Kiefer Sutherland and civil society representatives, participated in the discussion about the central role men and boys can play in the achievement of gender equality. 

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer moderated the night.

Photo: UN Women/Simon Luethi

For more on the event, please see: http://www.unwomen.org/news/stories/2014/9/20-september-heforshe-press-release

To join the HeForShe campaign, please visit: http://www.heforshe.org/

The EU’s Promotion of Gender Equality in Egypt: Towards a New Strategy?

The EU cannot let women see their rights deteriorate, nor it can think of them as mere disadvantaged, passive recipients of its aid.

Zambian peacekeepers from the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) patrol streets lined with looted items awaiting collection in Abyei, the main town of the disputed Abyei area on the border of Sudan and newly independent South Sudan.

Evolving Norms: How the Libyan & Syrian Conflicts Have Affected the R2P

Though the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm suffered a setback in the wake of the Syria crisis, the 2011 Libyan intervention offers hope & guidance for its evolution.

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