War and Peace

Subverting Sovereignty: Political Theology and the American Constitution

Subverting Sovereignty: Political Theology and the American Constitution

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War represent a number of restraining measures on the executive that may not give him complete unilateral power in emergency situations.

Is the Security Dilemma an Inescapable Reality or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Is the Security Dilemma an Inescapable Reality or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

The security dilemma is self-fulfilling and inescapable: states can take defensive positions to mitigate its negative effects, but this only postpones the inevitable.

Containing China? The United States in the South Pacific Since 2011

Containing China? The United States in the South Pacific Since 2011

The rebalancing by the United States towards the South Pacific is less about containment and is more about competitive engagement in the region.

United Nations Personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo

United Nations Personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo

New guidelines for determining the applicability of international humanitarian law to United Nations peace operations are both necessary and urgent.

Rhetoric of Responsibility: R2P’s Harmful Application in Humanitarian Practice

Rhetoric of Responsibility: R2P’s Harmful Application in Humanitarian Practice

From a well-meaning attempt at humanitarian action following the crises of the 1990s, the Responsibility to Protect has nevertheless become a vehicle for self-interest.

Assessing the British Counter-Insurgency Effort in Malaya

Assessing the British Counter-Insurgency Effort in Malaya

Attempts to compare Malaya with other counterinsurgency campaigns such as the Vietnam War or Afghanistan War are limited in value and risk dangerous over-simplifications

Has the EU become an Effective Crisis Manager?

Has the EU become an Effective Crisis Manager?

The Central Security and Defence Policy attempted to centralise the decision-making process on foreign policy for E.U. members, but a more unified Union is essential.

Dominant Gender Discourses and the Framing of Female Rebels in Syria

Dominant Gender Discourses and the Framing of Female Rebels in Syria

The gendered framing of female Syrian rebels, prevalent in media sources, de-legitimises the political reasoning behind their individual decisions to be involved.

Analysing NATO’s Role in Afghanistan

Analysing NATO’s Role in Afghanistan

Throughout its endeavour, NATO has faced many key challenges in its crisis management operation in Afghanistan.

‘R2P’ as an Emerging Norm

‘R2P’ as an Emerging Norm

R2P’s power lies in its potential, as an emerging norm, to shift state attitudes to mass atrocity crimes to a legal commitment to protect at risk people around the world.

The Role of Transitional Justice Processes in Building Peace in Latin America

The Role of Transitional Justice Processes in Building Peace in Latin America

To play an effective role in peace building, truth commissions must address underlying structural violence and contribute to the success of additional justice mechanisms.