International Security (students)

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Assessing the Obama-Medvedev Reset in US-Russia Relations

Assessing the Obama-Medvedev Reset in US-Russia Relations

The U.S.-Russian relationship remains a selective partnership, where Moscow and Washington cooperate on some issues, because of common interests, and disagree on others.

The Global Commons: The Arctic and the Danger of a Sequel in Outer Space

The Global Commons: The Arctic and the Danger of a Sequel in Outer Space

Managing the global commons is a monumental task: the Arctic and outer space pose worsening problems, which can only be solved through global governance.

The Remnants of the Japanese Occupation of Modern Indonesia

The Remnants of the Japanese Occupation of Modern Indonesia

While Dutch occupation saw Indonesia divided and ruled, policy under Japan had a unifying effect on Indonesian society and stimulated its revolt.

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

No evidence continues to exist that states’ prioritization of security interests over international norms has disrupted the institutions of the human rights regime.

US–Iran “Special” Relations Between 2001 and 2003: Friends or Foes?

US–Iran “Special” Relations Between 2001 and 2003: Friends or Foes?

The US and Iran’s past has greatly affected the nature of their relationship as each country insisted on viewing the other side from different and opposing perspectives.

The Iraq War as More Divisive in Transatlantic Relations than the War on Terror

The Iraq War as More Divisive in Transatlantic Relations than the War on Terror

Though the Iraq War seems to be much more divisive than the global “war on terror”, the transatlantic relationship continues to exist and cooperate.

Climate Change and Australian National Security

Climate Change and Australian National Security

There are more effective methods of addressing climate change and national security than those that solely focus on the symptoms, rather than causes, of climate change.

The War of Ideas: Counter-radicalization Discourses in America and Britain

The War of Ideas: Counter-radicalization Discourses in America and Britain

Academics should aim at more objective, data-driven empirical research on the process of radicalization in order to aid in the counter-radicalization effort.

Counterinsurgency and Female Engagement Teams in the War in Afghanistan

Counterinsurgency and Female Engagement Teams in the War in Afghanistan

Female Engagement Teams are the most resourceful way to engage with the female population of a host nation with dissimilar gender norms.

Thrice in a Century: The Canadian Military Involvement in Europe from 1951-1991

Thrice in a Century: The Canadian Military Involvement in Europe from 1951-1991

Canada’s military involvement in Europe from 1951-1991 was to protect its diplomatic image, contribute to international security, and protect its economic interests.

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

ROs do not provide a credible alternative to the UN because the advantages are far outstripped by serious financial, logistical, and political obstacles they face.

Are Migration Policies in Europe and America Creating More or Less 
Security?

Are Migration Policies in Europe and America Creating More or Less 
Security?

The EU and the US are increasingly portraying immigrant populations as threats to a nation’s security both in physical and figurative senses.