Terrorism and Crime

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Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: A Case Study of ETA

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: A Case Study of ETA

The ETA’s armed struggle was a necessary component of retaliating against the Spanish government’s Basque oppression, and therefore, they are freedom fighters.

Terrorist Groups and the ‘Oxygen of Publicity’

Terrorist Groups and the ‘Oxygen of Publicity’

Rapidly changing media environment provides terrorists with the type of publicity they need to fulfill their goals.

Hezbollah: At the Crossroads of Religion and Politics

Hezbollah: At the Crossroads of Religion and Politics

Hezbollah is at a crossroads in Syria, where its web of identities is in danger of coming undone.

Strategy Not Sacrilege: State Terrorism as an Element of Foreign Policy

Strategy Not Sacrilege: State Terrorism as an Element of Foreign Policy

Relying on case studies of Pakistan and the U.S., this essay argues that the state’s use of terrorism be more fully integrated into the study of foreign policy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (July 23, 2009) -- A Brazilian Marine on point signals to his fireteam of a possible enemy sighting during a patrolling exercise of Southern Exchange 2009 (SE09). Patrolling, which is said to be one of the most vital training exercises, is used in every sort of conflict in any terrain, and therefore is taught with the highest level of gravity. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan G. Wright/Released)

Imperialism by Another Name: The US “War on Drugs” in Colombia

This essay examines US policy towards Colombia from Truman to Reagan, tracing the emergent “war on drugs” and the related political, economic, and military strategies.

Islamic State: Human Trafficking, the Media and Celebritization of Policy

Islamic State: Human Trafficking, the Media and Celebritization of Policy

Whilst celebrities may bring public awareness to causes like terrorism and trafficking, they are not held accountable for the accuracy of their representations.

Is Terrorism a ‘Rational Choice’?

Is Terrorism a ‘Rational Choice’?

The decision to employ and halt a terror campaign and its target type are the result of a deliberative process based on subjectively sound rational reasoning.

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Female Combatants: Same goals, different motivations?

Female fighters in Chechnya and Kurdistan are drawn upon as case studies to outline alternative motivations for female combatants, aside from traditional gender roles.

Who is Winning the ‘War on Terror’?

Who is Winning the ‘War on Terror’?

Bush’s ‘war on terror’ was constructed as unwinnable and never-ending, Obama has not successfully proposed a counter-hegemonic discourse with the strength to oppose it.

WARSAW, Poland (July 8, 2016) President Barack Obama and President of Poland Andrzej Duda address press as Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Secretary of State John Kerry  look on at the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland July 8, 2016. (DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee)(credit:Ash Carter)

Has Obama Delivered Change Or Continuity In US Foreign Policy?

As Obama departs office, his ability to deliver change and attitude to foreign policies is retrospectively assessed.

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