Al Qaeda’s construction of masculinity has given meaning to the use of spectacular violence as a tool for the restoration of a damaged sense of masculinity.
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Examining the legality of Russia’s claim of ‘intervention by invitation’ & the validity of such a principle when a country fails to respect norms of international law.
The Salafist-Jihadist ideology in modern terrorist groups, such as ISIS and Al Qaeda, serves as a disguise for the criminal motivations of money, power, and status.
Graham Allison’s Bureaucratic Politics model suggests that structure also operates within the framework of a sub-unit system, thus diminishing levels of agency.
Seeing bride kidnapping and domestic violence as everyday terrorism unpacks the political nature of so-called “private” phenomena and how they reify patriarchal society.
Although international law reflects the sovereign will of Western states to a large extent, it significantly fails to reflect the will of post-colonial nations.
Although the nature of every insurgency is reflective of its own unique socio-economic, political, and cultural context, a number of defining features can be discerned.
Examining the Arab Uprisings in 2011, the effectiveness of non-violent resistance movements for challenging state power is evinced.
Non-state armed groups who receive fungible resources, such as funding or weapons, are more likely to experience interrebel fighting and less likely to be in an alliance.
Perhaps there is a ‘Global Jihad’, but not in the perverted form hijacked by political Islam as a kind of collective aggression against the West.
Although NGOs have been criticised for their failure to address the issues facing Haiti in the aftermath of her earthquake, preexisting issues exacerbate the challenge.
Colombia’s controversial ‘Justice and Peace’ Law has unified human rights advocates on anti-amnesty attitudes while contributing to new disputes on accountability.