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Japan: The ‘Normal’ Pacifist

Tokyo’s pacifism is best understood not as a capitulating monolithic anomaly, but as one enduring component of a multifaceted and eclectic strategic calculus.

What Moral Justifications Can There Be For Ever Allowing Killing In Wartime?

What Moral Justifications Can There Be For Ever Allowing Killing In Wartime?

The principle of self-defence that can allow for just killing does not hold in the context of war, based on the notion that we should assume that all combatants are just.

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The US media’s generalization of the Iran hostage crisis through a liberal, secular, Western democracy lens marred Iran’s image and influenced US responses to the crisis.

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

Structural violence helps explain oppression of women caused by conflict but a continuation of patriarchal customs & occidentalist/orientalist agendas also contributes.

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Trabajadores del Ministerio de Salud participan en una jornada de fumigación en la colonia Bethania, zona 7 de la ciudad capital, durante las labores para combatir el mosquito Aedes aegypti, el cual es el vector transmisor de los virus de zika, dengue y chikungunya.
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Securitisation of Zika

The securitisation of the Zika virus in Brazil has been considered as an effective method to prevent it – but this may be an unnecessary step.

The Zika Outbreak: A Public Health Challenge Highlighting Structural Power

The Zika Outbreak: A Public Health Challenge Highlighting Structural Power

The current outbreak of Zika virus disease, centred in Brazil, highlights the population-level fears that can arise in response to infectious disease pandemics.

Questioning the Inevitability of the Cold War

Questioning the Inevitability of the Cold War

The Cold War was an avertable product of impulsive and unpredictable actions of instrumental individuals operating in accordance to their free will.

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The protests began at Lincoln train station at 1300 and continued on to 1430 with clashes between the two groups lasting no longer than 10 minutes after being moved on by police. 

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Excluded: The Sense of Non-Belonging and Violent Radicalisation in the UK

Alienation of British Muslims through policies, society, domestic life and non-inclusive Mosques are presented as contributory factors in cases of violent radicalisation.

Socio-ecological Security: Moving Beyond the Human-Nature Dualism

Socio-ecological Security: Moving Beyond the Human-Nature Dualism

Socio-ecological security is a relational and normative concept that sees humans as internal to nature, and seeks to secure sustainable socio-ecological relations.

The Evolution of Russian Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

The Evolution of Russian Organised Crime and the Challenge to Democracy

The growth of Russian organised crime poses a huge threat to the development of democracy in the Russian state and other transitioning states around the globe.

How Can We Explain the Existence of Al-Qaeda?

How Can We Explain the Existence of Al-Qaeda?

The emergence of Al-Qaeda is influenced by structural factors, but it cannot operate effectively in the longer term without its principle resource – its human capital.

Rethinking North Korea: Path toward Denuclearization and Stability in East Asia

Rethinking North Korea: Path toward Denuclearization and Stability in East Asia

If the United States wants to see a change in North Korea behavior, the United States should pursue economic and diplomatic engagement to build an environment of trust.

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