Terrorism

Do Drone Strike Assassinations Render Conceptions of ‘Just War’ Redundant?

Do Drone Strike Assassinations Render Conceptions of ‘Just War’ Redundant?

War on Terror drone policies problematise classic Just War (JW) approaches. However, JW-inspired international law has the ability to ensure accountability.

The Permissive Promise

The Permissive Promise

International law seeks to codify the international playing field. However, it is an essentially elastic & permissive system reflecting real-world power distributions.

The Impact of Islamic Politics on the 2003 Iraq War

The Impact of Islamic Politics on the 2003 Iraq War

By sponsoring the mujahidin, the US and Pakistan empowered an ideology and movement that encouraged tensions within the Muslim political communities of the Persian Gulf.

The Fracturing of the Syrian Resistance Coalition and the Tripolar Civil War

The Fracturing of the Syrian Resistance Coalition and the Tripolar Civil War

The transformation of the Syrian Civil War from a bipolar to a tripolar conflict came from incompatible visions of Syria’s future within the Syrian Resistance Coalition.

The Deployment of Female Counterinsurgents in Afghanistan

The Deployment of Female Counterinsurgents in Afghanistan

Whilst the deployment of female engagement teams in Afghanistan may have signaled a symbolic change in how COIN is practiced, their existence plays only a supporting role.

The Securitization of Mali

The Securitization of Mali

The French intervention in Mali is a testament to securitization theory’s prowess in challenging, and more significantly, critiquing modern conceptualizations of security.

Terrorism: A Definition and Analysis

Terrorism: A Definition and Analysis

An agreed definition of terrorism is needed. This definition should consider state-actors, the wider targets, and desire for behavior-motivation that underlies its motives.

Terrorists and INGOs in Intra-State Conflicts

Terrorists and INGOs in Intra-State Conflicts

In trying to improve the actions of both terrorist organisations and INGOs working in intra-state conflicts, policy makers need to change the incentives driving these actors.

Securitization Theory and Biological Weapons

Securitization Theory and Biological Weapons

The United States has not overestimated the biological weapons threat, and its biodefense measures, as expressed through current policy and funding decisions, are warranted.

Torture and the Impact of 24 on America After 9/11

Torture and the Impact of 24 on America After 9/11

A myth of torture is represented on 24, outlining the practice as physically effective and justified to fight terrorism. This has impacted American attitudes and beliefs over time.

Targeted Killings – The Future of the War on Terror?

Targeted Killings – The Future of the War on Terror?

Targeted killing without regard to due process is no more than extra-judicial executions. The international community should put in place a legal framework to govern targeted killing.

Security and the Corruption-Terrorism Relationship in Indonesia

Security and the Corruption-Terrorism Relationship in Indonesia

The corruption-terrorism relationship illustrates that security threats are constantly evolving, transformed by their own nature and government responses.