Factors contributing to the triggering of conflict during the democratization process can be broadly classed with three categories: security, credibility, and legitimacy.
Despite the growing significance of other actors and factors, the contemporary global international order still ultimately relies on states and military power.
Despite being significantly constrained by preexisting social structures, refugees and asylum seekers actually can and do express agency and political identities.
From a Realist perspective, Israel‘s application of targeted killings is consistent with its grand strategy and has undermined the Palestinian independence movement.
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.
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.
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.
This area needs continued research to advise policy makers on how to correct and prevent further deterioration of Guatemala’s security sector.
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.
Security Studies is in rude health, and will remain so amidst ever-changing global threats so long as scholars continue to engage with security theories critically.
Whether revolutions result in greater security or insecurity is entirely dependent on whose security is being discussed.
The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the culmination of a long series of events and the product of many complex, different, and yet interrelated factors.