International Security (students)

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Rethinking How the War on Terror Misjudges Terrorism in Liquid Modernity

Rethinking How the War on Terror Misjudges Terrorism in Liquid Modernity

Tterrorism reflects a de-territorializating and disruptive process from the inside of conventional power relation.

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The Impact of Gush Emunim on the Social and Political Fabric of Israeli Society

While Gush Emunim may no longer exist as a movement, its ideologies remain and continue to have a severe and negative impact on Israeli society.

Revisiting the Neo-Neo Debate: NATO Involvement in the Refugee Crisis

Revisiting the Neo-Neo Debate: NATO Involvement in the Refugee Crisis

Neorealism’s balance of threat framework and neoliberalism’s focus on issue linkages are still relevant tools to explain NATO’s current involvement in the refugee crisis.

Defending Europe Without an Army: The Potential of the Common Security Policy

Defending Europe Without an Army: The Potential of the Common Security Policy

The European Common Security and Defence Policy has not led to popular support for a ‘European Army’, however it offers potential civilian forms of security.

The Politics of Securitising Migration

The Politics of Securitising Migration

Framing migration as a security issue enacts a conception of political community based on fear, in which belonging is determined beyond democratic political contestation.

The Murder of Farkhunda Malikzada – Identity Challenges in Afghanistan

The Murder of Farkhunda Malikzada – Identity Challenges in Afghanistan

The public lynching of Farkhunda Malikzada demonstrated more than ‘Radical Islam’ but also the challenges to identity in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Does the Inclusion of Women in Peace Building Processes Make a Difference?

Does the Inclusion of Women in Peace Building Processes Make a Difference?

Rather than including more women in peace-building to make positive difference to the processes and outcomes, a gender sensitive approach should be considered.

The Evolution of the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy

The Evolution of the European Union’s Common Security and Defence Policy

While it may be premature to mourn the death of CSDP, its evolution from Lisbon to Libya demonstrates how it requires a serious reappraisal of its very purpose.

Examining Islamic State’s Mechanisms to Carry Out Genocide in Iraq

Examining Islamic State’s Mechanisms to Carry Out Genocide in Iraq

Despite the mass publicity and local lore about the Islamic State’s uniqueness, the Islamic State vastly resembles previous genocidal regimes.

Almost the Same, But Not Quite (Soft): the Duality of Russian Soft Power

Almost the Same, But Not Quite (Soft): the Duality of Russian Soft Power

Russia’s attempt to use soft power in foreign policy is both counter-hegemonic and oriented toward promoting a regional, Russo-centric hegemonic order.

Club Liberté

Helsinki

23 Mar 2011

A Framework Convention on Global Health: A Step to Better Health for All

There should be an effective global right to health and it would be worthwhile for states to negotiate and ratify a Framework Convention on Global Health.

Humanitarian Governance and the Politics of Celebrity Engagement

Humanitarian Governance and the Politics of Celebrity Engagement

Claims to alleviate suffering by celebrity humanitarians reflect attempts by the neoliberal world order to control and ensure order in the ‘chaotic’ continent of Africa.

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