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Death from above: Drones, Visuality and the Politics of Killing

Death from above: Drones, Visuality and the Politics of Killing

The drone camera, and the drone vision it produces, has a complex and nuanced impact on the psychology of killing in war.

NATO’s Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan: Origins, Development, and Outcome

NATO’s Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan: Origins, Development, and Outcome

The peace operations of the 1990s, Danish initiative-taking, several NATO summits, and Obama’s election were all factors that led to the adoption of the CA by NATO.

Sergio de Queiroz Duarte, Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, speaks at the opening of the exhibition "Against Nuclear Arms". The exhibition portrays the destruction caused by the A-bomb explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, as well as decades of nuclear arms testing in Kazakhstan.
10/Aug/2009. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras. www.un.org/av/photo/

On the Possibility of Nuclear Disarmament

While nuclear disarmament is a technical possibility, the deterrence logic behind such weapons makes their relinquishment a near impossibility.

An Afghan elder shows his purple inked finger to indicate that he voted during the heavily anticipated Afghanistan elections, Aug. 20, Barg e Matal, Afghanistan. Afghanistan village Elders are considered to be the role models and leaders among the Afghan civilians.

Why Are Elections Flashpoints for Violence & Insecurity and Can This Be Avoided?

It is crucial to sustainable peace that elections are not seen as opportunities to engage in hostile takeovers, but instead allow for peaceful power transitions.

Australian, British, and US Approaches to Countering Islamic Extremists

Australian, British, and US Approaches to Countering Islamic Extremists

By comparing and analysing the counter-radicalisation strategies of the three countries, disparate approaches are revealed that all contain some degree of effectiveness.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

How has the US Intelligence Community Performed against Al-Qaeda since 1988?

Owing to its own misconceptions and those of successive executives, the US intelligence community has failed to perform to the extent of its abilities against al-Qaeda.

George W. Bush: A Neo-Conservative?

George W. Bush: A Neo-Conservative?

George W. Bush’s Presidency is often asserted as a Neo-Conservative one. If this was the case, however, fundamentally different policy objectives would have been pursued.

How Should We Govern Lethal Force Short of War? An Evaluation of Jus Ad Vim

How Should We Govern Lethal Force Short of War? An Evaluation of Jus Ad Vim

With the expansion of drone warfare the demand for a renewal of just war theory has arisen, and the framework of jus as vim may prove a viable alternative.

“The New Guantanamo”: The Psychological Impact of US Drone Strikes in Pakistan

“The New Guantanamo”: The Psychological Impact of US Drone Strikes in Pakistan

The effects of drones beyond reducing American casualties cannot continue to be overlooked; a more comprehensive evaluation must determine their overall effectiveness.

The Russo–Georgian War and the War in Donbas: Is History Repeating Itself?

The Russo–Georgian War and the War in Donbas: Is History Repeating Itself?

Georgia and Ukraine wars of 2008 and 2014 bear a resemblance because each was triggered primarily by Russian strategic concerns—often relating to the Black Sea.

Global Governance of Maritime Piracy: Closing the Legal Gaps

Global Governance of Maritime Piracy: Closing the Legal Gaps

The International Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) is considered a successful example of global governance of maritime policy.

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.