Non-State Actors (students)

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Hasan al-Banna and the Political Ideologisation of Islam in the 20th Century

Hasan al-Banna and the Political Ideologisation of Islam in the 20th Century

Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, has played a significant role in the political ideologisation of Islam in the twentieth century.

World Bank

Globalization: A Created Mechanism for the Restructuring of Developing States

Globalization tends to work to the detriment of developing states and has been a powerful tool employed by Northern states with a recent proliferation of modern players.

National Security Strategy: A Case Favoring the Current Global Threat Environment

National Security Strategy: A Case Favoring the Current Global Threat Environment

As states’ absolute power declines and shared threats rise, the NSS becomes more important for the transition to multipolarism and coordination between disparate powers.

(New York, 19 September) — To kick-start a solidarity movement in support of women’s rights and full equality between women and men, UN Women held a special event for the HeForShe campaign from United Nations Headquarters in New York today.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and event co-host Emma Watson called on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, other senior UN officials, including President of the General Assembly Sam Kahamba Kutesa, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, actor Kiefer Sutherland and civil society representatives, participated in the discussion about the central role men and boys can play in the achievement of gender equality. 

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer moderated the night.

Photo: UN Women/Simon Luethi

For more on the event, please see: http://www.unwomen.org/news/stories/2014/9/20-september-heforshe-press-release

To join the HeForShe campaign, please visit: http://www.heforshe.org/

The EU’s Promotion of Gender Equality in Egypt: Towards a New Strategy?

The EU cannot let women see their rights deteriorate, nor it can think of them as mere disadvantaged, passive recipients of its aid.

Hamas and the Women’s Movement: Islamism and Feminism Under Occupation

Hamas and the Women’s Movement: Islamism and Feminism Under Occupation

Hamas’ takeover of Gaza marked a shift in the complex process of preparation for national sovereignty, especially for the Palestinian women’s movement.

Russia’s Double Historical Amnesia: Constructing the Shakhidki as ‘Black Widows’

Russia’s Double Historical Amnesia: Constructing the Shakhidki as ‘Black Widows’

In a constructed malestream military, women in combat arms are inherently irregular as they take on a twofold irregularity as female fighters and irregular combatants.

The Racialisation of Rape Narratives in British Media Coverage of the Delhi Rape

The Racialisation of Rape Narratives in British Media Coverage of the Delhi Rape

The symbolic and emotive potential of rape narratives has, throughout colonial and post-colonial history, been powerfully employed in connection with race.

How the Structure of Syrian Insurgent Groups Restrains Greater American Support

How the Structure of Syrian Insurgent Groups Restrains Greater American Support

The typology of Syrian rebel groups illuminates the obstacles to cooperative action, but also highlights the difficulties that might dominate the post-war Syrian state.

What is Security? Securitization Theory and its Application in Turkey

What is Security? Securitization Theory and its Application in Turkey

Examining the issue of Turkey’s accession to the EU, this essay examines how non-security issues can be securitized by various social and political actors.

Should Irregular Fighters Be Excluded From Legal Protections Such As POW Status?

Should Irregular Fighters Be Excluded From Legal Protections Such As POW Status?

‘Irregular’ is a demonising exclusionary weapon of war applied only to those opposing US goals for the purposes of improving the legitimate guise of its actions.

Jihadi State-Building: A Comparative Study of Jihadis’ Capacity for Governance

Jihadi State-Building: A Comparative Study of Jihadis’ Capacity for Governance

An evaluation of the abilities of ISIS, the Afghan Taliban prior to their ousting in 2001 and Boko Haram to engage in state-building – and what forms are ‘successful’.

Is the Refusal to end Poverty a form of Violence?

Is the Refusal to end Poverty a form of Violence?

Despite the causes of poverty, the wealth exists to ensure that it need not. Negligence and adiaphorisation do not excuse the violence, they only clarify its existence.