Al Qaeda’s construction of masculinity has given meaning to the use of spectacular violence as a tool for the restoration of a damaged sense of masculinity.
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Examining the legality of Russia’s claim of ‘intervention by invitation’ & the validity of such a principle when a country fails to respect norms of international law.
The Salafist-Jihadist ideology in modern terrorist groups, such as ISIS and Al Qaeda, serves as a disguise for the criminal motivations of money, power, and status.
Japan’s participation in the War on Terror might have played an important role in making the Japan-U.S. relationship a global alliance.
Seeing bride kidnapping and domestic violence as everyday terrorism unpacks the political nature of so-called “private” phenomena and how they reify patriarchal society.
Perhaps there is a ‘Global Jihad’, but not in the perverted form hijacked by political Islam as a kind of collective aggression against the West.
State religions should not be instrumentalised to exploit the freedom and rights of religious minorities masked by state rhetoric.
Instead of giving an empirical account of the factors that led to Russia’s intervention, it’s important to explore the extent to which IR theory explains such a calculus.
“Jus ad vim” undoubtedly has a role in the ethical evaluation of military and government activities, especially in the realm of emerging technology such as drones.
As states’ absolute power declines and shared threats rise, the NSS becomes more important for the transition to multipolarism and coordination between disparate powers.
The Benghazi attacks ultimately assisted in the ongoing destabilisation of post-Gaddafi Libya, and advanced multiple extremist Islamist causes.
The prescribed causal relationship between religion and violence is not only contestable but also alarmingly reductionist.