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Contemporary Boundaries in the Middle East

Contemporary Boundaries in the Middle East

To ignore the internal dynamics that determined the political boundaries of the Middle East is to overlook the region’s power to shape policy.

US Policy in China Leading Up to the Boxer Rebellion

US Policy in China Leading Up to the Boxer Rebellion

The impulse that drove America to look to China was brought about by harsh economic realities, and ideological considerations would consistently take second place.

Can the “Peace through Law” Approach Work?

Can the “Peace through Law” Approach Work?

Despite criticisms, the ‘peace through law’ approach to international law is a functional & realistic one, and it enables the daily functioning of international law.

The Permissive Promise

The Permissive Promise

International law seeks to codify the international playing field. However, it is an essentially elastic & permissive system reflecting real-world power distributions.

Political Corruption and Insecurity in Southeast Asia

Political Corruption and Insecurity in Southeast Asia

Political corruption in Southeast Asia is an important threat to political and economic security, as external influences on corruption create domestic insecurity.

A Human Security Approach to Addressing Piracy Off the Coast of Africa

A Human Security Approach to Addressing Piracy Off the Coast of Africa

A naval approach to Somali piracy is & will continue to be ineffective – it doesn’t address its root causes. Piracy will continue without a human security approach.

Who Might be ‘Othered’ in Today’s Development Debates?

Who Might be ‘Othered’ in Today’s Development Debates?

The postcolonial concept of the ‘Other’ puts power in binary terms & disempowers woman – women & policymakers should abandon the concept but retain cultural sensitivity.

Pre-Emption and Israeli Decision-Making in 1967 and 1973

Pre-Emption and Israeli Decision-Making in 1967 and 1973

Israel felt vulnerable in 1967, but in 1973 Israeli leaders decided against pre-emption, due to overwhelming military self-confidence and new-found strategic depth.

The “Racialized” Construction of the Colombian Nation

The “Racialized” Construction of the Colombian Nation

The criollo elites in New Grenada crafted a complicated and sometimes contradictory ideological endeavor to organize the peoples and territories they aspired to rule.

Capitalism & Insecurity: How Promoting Western Values Fails to Create Peace

Capitalism & Insecurity: How Promoting Western Values Fails to Create Peace

The spread of capitalism in globalisation does not spread nor create peace, but rather, creates the conditions in which conflicts, exploitation and insecurities arise.

Bull’s Critique of Hobbesian International Anarchy

Bull’s Critique of Hobbesian International Anarchy

Hedley Bull’s critique and utilisation of Hobbes’ theory of international anarchy provides a coherent and realistic explanation of the international system.

The Fracturing of the Syrian Resistance Coalition and the Tripolar Civil War

The Fracturing of the Syrian Resistance Coalition and the Tripolar Civil War

The transformation of the Syrian Civil War from a bipolar to a tripolar conflict came from incompatible visions of Syria’s future within the Syrian Resistance Coalition.