An evaluation of cost-benefit calculations made by terrorists reveals that the decision to use terrorism is procedurally, though not necessarily substantively, rational.
Middle East (students)
Examining how structural, societal and internal social factors maintain the legitimacy and durability of authoritarianism in Iran – quelling even the 2009 protests.
Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen has led to the regionalization of Yemen’s war resulting in significant implications for the region as a whole.
Nonviolent action can simultaneously be pragmatic in its power to achieve the desired goal and principled by being rooted initially in morality.
Al Qaeda’s construction of masculinity has given meaning to the use of spectacular violence as a tool for the restoration of a damaged sense of masculinity.
Examining the legality of Russia’s claim of ‘intervention by invitation’ & the validity of such a principle when a country fails to respect norms of international law.
Exploring Oman’s mediating role in facilitating the initial US-Iranian talks reveals how it can aid the US’s strategic goals in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East.
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.
Eisenhower showed caution in his application of policy, displaying a level of understanding that only the greatest feeling of importance towards the region could explain.
Cooperative security is a feasible concept in a regional and even a global context, but its success is in varying degrees of progress and is still in ambiguous standing.
The significance today of reassessing the 1938 Munich Agreement lies in the frequent uses of the terms Munich and Appeasemen” with regard to the Iranian nuclear program.
Examining the Arab Uprisings in 2011, the effectiveness of non-violent resistance movements for challenging state power is evinced.
Military interventions are always liable to backfire and cause unintended harm to an intervening state on various grounds, such as ideological, political, and economic.