Inadvertent wars, although rare, can be identified in history, and their causes can be explained by analysing prescribed crisis management techniques and the realist security dilemma.
The geopolitical imaginations in the film ‘Shake Hands with the Devil’ offer a unique inside-out perspective from the position of one man, Romeo Dallaire, and his experience of Rwandan genocide.
Irrespective of the occasional incompatibilities of the UN with liberal values, and its criticism from realists, the organization has invariably represented a tremendous leap forward.
Although the Arab Uprisings offered an opportunity for the EU to revise its approach toward its neighbourhood and shape the region to its advantage, the new ENP fails to deliver this goal.
The Developmental State is usually regarded as one of the most successful models for economic growth. But that model’s success is built upon gender inequalities that hinder progress for women.
The UN has an anarchic and realist structure, hindering it from effective decision-making and development. It is further challenged by diverse epistemologies and competing Great Power interests.
Russia has a special relationship with the EU, but since the end of the Cold War, both entities have struggled to find enough common ground for cooperation.
Whilst ‘human security’ has theoretical merit, its idealistic nature renders it flawed in practice and no more effective than the ‘traditional’ security approach which preceded it.