Security

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.

The Field of Security Studies: In Rude Health or a Chronic State of Disrepair?

The Field of Security Studies: In Rude Health or a Chronic State of Disrepair?

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.

Do Revolutions Lead to Greater Security or Insecurity?

Do Revolutions Lead to Greater Security or Insecurity?

Whether revolutions result in greater security or insecurity is entirely dependent on whose security is being discussed.

One War, Many Reasons: The US Invasion of Iraq

One War, Many Reasons: The US Invasion of Iraq

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.