The Botswana intelligence oversight regime falls short of addressing the conflicting needs of secrecy and democratic imperatives of transparency and accountability.
One of the best ways of developing your research skills is to see how other students respond to similar questions. Reading other students’ dissertations can provide interesting insights and broaden your understanding of what is possible when approaching your own research question.
The jus ad bellum principles show that the intervention in Libya was justified, and offers an example of how to respond to the idea of civilian protection.
A myth of torture is represented on 24, outlining the practice as physically effective and justified to fight terrorism. This has impacted American attitudes and beliefs over time.
Targeted killing without regard to due process is no more than extra-judicial executions. The international community should put in place a legal framework to govern targeted killing.
The corruption-terrorism relationship illustrates that security threats are constantly evolving, transformed by their own nature and government responses.
Radicalized Islamic terrorism does not necessarily pose the greatest risk to national security, but rather non-Islamic extremist organizations are an increasingly imminent danger.
Politicising human rights reduces their potential to act as a standard against which regimes can be measured and affects power in the international sphere. The War on Terror is an example of this trend.
Could the Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons spark an arms race in the Middle East? The Waltzian theory of Cold War nuclear relations shows that claims for a ‘new’ Cold War are insufficient.
The EU and the governments of some of its member states share a growing concern about the emerging threats to maritime commerce passing through the Indian Ocean.
Violent Peacekeeping: An Evaluation of the Performance of ECOWAS in the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996)
The first Liberian civil war is a vital prerequisite in understanding just how fallacious the Economic Community of West African States was in its activities before, during, and after the conflict.
Balancing theory with practice: the success or failure to protect human lives is contingent on the need to solidify a unanimous consensus on intervention among members of the UN.
Iran’s nuclear posture: defensively viable or offensively radical? A defensive realist approach tells the story of a vulnerable country in an increasingly threatening neighbourhood.