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The Russo–Georgian War and the War in Donbas: Is History Repeating Itself?

The Russo–Georgian War and the War in Donbas: Is History Repeating Itself?

Georgia and Ukraine wars of 2008 and 2014 bear a resemblance because each was triggered primarily by Russian strategic concerns—often relating to the Black Sea.

Global Governance of Maritime Piracy: Closing the Legal Gaps

Global Governance of Maritime Piracy: Closing the Legal Gaps

The International Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) is considered a successful example of global governance of maritime policy.

Ukraine Conflict: An Inflection Point of International Security

Ukraine Conflict: An Inflection Point of International Security

The global level of analysis represents a useful framework to examine a key dimension of the Ukraine conflict: the interstate proxy struggle between Russia and the West.

Why the Democratization Process may Increase the Possibility of Conflict

Why the Democratization Process may Increase the Possibility of Conflict

Factors contributing to the triggering of conflict during the democratization process can be broadly classed with three categories: security, credibility, and legitimacy.

Does International Order Ultimately Rely on States and Military Power?

Does International Order Ultimately Rely on States and Military Power?

Despite the growing significance of other actors and factors, the contemporary global international order still ultimately relies on states and military power.

Are There People Outside of Identity?

Are There People Outside of Identity?

Despite being significantly constrained by preexisting social structures, refugees and asylum seekers actually can and do express agency and political identities.

Divide and Rule: A Machiavellian Account of Israel’s Targeted Killings

Divide and Rule: A Machiavellian Account of Israel’s Targeted Killings

From a Realist perspective, Israel‘s application of targeted killings is consistent with its grand strategy and has undermined the Palestinian independence movement.

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Drones, Gender and Classical Realists

Drones offer little strategic value because they have the capacity to perpetuate the problem they are trying to solve, which is argued through two theoretical approaches.

Conceptualizing Security: The Strategic Practice of Security

Conceptualizing Security: The Strategic Practice of Security

Security ought to be conceptualized as a strategic practice comprising both (1) the practices used to securitize an issue and (2) the practices used to address it.

Japanese Imperialism as a Self Defence Mechanism

Japanese Imperialism as a Self Defence Mechanism

Nationalism and a fear of foreign domination led Japan to pursue domestic and external reform, shun traditional Sino-centrism, and build a European-style empire in Asia.

Root Causes of Violence in Post-Civil War Guatemala: A Literature Review

Root Causes of Violence in Post-Civil War Guatemala: A Literature Review

This area needs continued research to advise policy makers on how to correct and prevent further deterioration of Guatemala’s security sector.

Universal Security/Emancipation: A Critique of Ken Booth

Universal Security/Emancipation: A Critique of Ken Booth

Booth argues a simple understanding of security and power and the emancipation that he defends contains the possibility of starting the violence it seeks to eliminate.