International Law

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How Should We Govern Lethal Force Short of War? An Evaluation of Jus Ad Vim

With the expansion of drone-warfare the demand for a renewal of just war theory has arisen. The framework of jus as vim has been suggested as an alternative.

Global Governance of Maritime Piracy: Closing the Legal Gaps

Global Governance of Maritime Piracy: Closing the Legal Gaps

The International Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) is considered a successful example of global governance of maritime policy.

Humanitarian Military Intervention: Assessing the Need for Revision

Humanitarian Military Intervention: Assessing the Need for Revision

Scholarly debates should acknowledge the existence of humanitarian intervention and shift the debate towards evaluating the required behavior during an intervention.

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200 Years After the Congress of Vienna

It can be concluded that the European society of states after the Congress of Vienna was one of increasingly intermeshing inter-state relationships and commitments.

The EU-China Partnership and Cooperation Agreement Negotiation Deadlock

The EU-China Partnership and Cooperation Agreement Negotiation Deadlock

The stalemate of the EU-China Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) negotiations can be explained by the small size of overlapping win-sets of the two sides.

Are There People Outside of Identity?

Are There People Outside of Identity?

Despite being significantly constrained by preexisting social structures, refugees and asylum seekers actually can and do express agency and political identities.

Towards Justice? – Hybridity and Bureau-Shaping in Cambodia

Towards Justice? – Hybridity and Bureau-Shaping in Cambodia

The formation of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia was centrally influenced by Cambodian politicians in ways detrimental to the Chamber’s longevity.

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The United Nation Security Council’s Continued Use of Economic Sanctions

Despite controversy, the use of economic sanctions continues to be a popular option for the UN Security Council due to the introduction of targeted sanctions in the 90’s.

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Drones, Gender and Classical Realists

Drones offer little strategic value because they have the capacity to perpetuate the problem they are trying to solve, which is argued through two theoretical approaches.

Conceptualizing Security: The Strategic Practice of Security

Conceptualizing Security: The Strategic Practice of Security

Security ought to be conceptualized as a strategic practice comprising both (1) the practices used to securitize an issue and (2) the practices used to address it.

Peru and Chile’s Ocean View Resolved Dispute

Peru and Chile’s Ocean View Resolved Dispute

Peru v. Chile exemplifies that legalistic intervention is a peaceful and adequate method for defining borders in modern times.

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The European Security Strategy: Changing the Global Security Environment?

The CFSP’s complicated nature is the dominant problem the EU faces in its attempt to create a stronger European voice and a system of global security governance.