Any advantages that a virtual currency like Bitcoin has over fiat money may be short-lived, as states will subject it to regulations that will erode its competitive edge.
Shaw’s risk-transfer theory and Der Derian’s conceptualization of virtuous war allow an in-depth understanding of the deployment of drones in the War on Terror.
The symbolic power of the aircraft carrier was key to China’s public demand to develop aircraft capabilities and reflective of desires to achieve world power prestige.
The presence of a deontological ethic provides private security companies (PSCs) the necessary legitimacy for the use of violence for the betterment of citizens.
The prevalence of torture represents a failure of the state-led, sovereignty-based international order. A move beyond torture requires a move beyond sovereignty.
In recent years, American audiences have grown sceptical on the securitisation of the US-Mexico border, and indeed, the broader discourse on immigration and security.
Globalization has reduced the importance of space in geopolitics, but Iraq, Iran and North Korea have developed capabilities to increase the value of space.
The shared threat of China provides an interesting and underutilized way to examine the strategic decision to pursue reform or retrenchment in North Korea and Myanmar.
The existence of legitimate norms & principles within international society did, in fact, exert influence over the US’ behaviour in its 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The emergence of violent crime after war should be considered as the product of a multiplicity of sources associated with conflict and with larger structural dynamics.
Whilst Walt’s concept of security may be limited in scope, he nevertheless offers valuable and sobering guidance to security studies.