To assert that Islam necessitates authoritarian regimes eschews the diverse experiences of Muslims and complex interpretations of Islam and democracy.
An increasingly important factor in relation to the difficulties experienced by the CPA in its attempt at neo-liberalisation is the ‘everyday’ Iraqi’s opinion on the process.
Inadvertent wars, although rare, can be identified in history, and their causes can be explained by analysing prescribed crisis management techniques and the realist security dilemma.
The US still plays a major role in European security, but is gradually concentrating its efforts on the Middle East and Asia, where there is a high probability of future conflicts.
Using Giorgio Agamben’s concepts of ‘Bare Life’ and ‘State of Exception’, this essay reassesses the Israeli-Palistinian conflict and posits that Palestinians both live and don’t live under Israeli rule.
Since 2004, in an attempt to broaden its appeal domestically and internationally, Hamas’ charged Islamist rhetoric and values have made way for more a secular, balanced discussion.
The religious nature of Hezbollah has provided it with a cultural heritage to draw upon and an ability to sustain itself, both of which surpass that of the Irish Republican Movement.
The successes or failures of post-conflict reconstruction should be evaluated through a lens that also considers the historical and sociological background of Iraq prior to the war.