War (students)

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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.

Can the Work of Hannah Arendt Help Us Understand Contemporary Conflicts?

Can the Work of Hannah Arendt Help Us Understand Contemporary Conflicts?

While some of Arendt’s description of power and violence are undoubtedly relevant, the same themes and actions are found elsewhere in the study of contemporary conflict.

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.

Unknown Knowns:  A Groupthink Model on the U.S. Decision to go to War In Iraq

Unknown Knowns: A Groupthink Model on the U.S. Decision to go to War In Iraq

There are clear indications that the decision making process in the buildup to the War in Iraq was influenced by groupthink, which ultimately led to a poor outcome.

Neo-realism and Structural Liberalism: Can Anarchy Really Be Transcended?

Neo-realism and Structural Liberalism: Can Anarchy Really Be Transcended?

With force employed as primary resort in international politics, how does the structural liberal argument of overcoming anarchy apply?

The Responsibility to Protect and the Importance of International Consensus

The Responsibility to Protect and the Importance of International Consensus

A constructive debate between the proponents and the sceptics of R2P will lead to establishing a greater consensus around the concept.

Ukraine Conflict: The Final Push For Peace

Ukraine Conflict: The Final Push For Peace

The Minsk Protocols have gradually paved the road toward peace, but serious problems remain both in the formulation and implementation of the agreement.

Current Space Law Limitations and Its Implications on Outer Space Conflicts

Current Space Law Limitations and Its Implications on Outer Space Conflicts

This is an exciting time for the entirety of human civilization, it is important for all parties in the planning of the forthcoming human expansion into outer space.

A Social Constructivist’s Explanation of the Iranian Revolution

A Social Constructivist’s Explanation of the Iranian Revolution

The extent to which social forces influenced the overhaul of Iranian society presents an advantageous case study which social constructivism can explain.

The Securitization of the Iraqi Regime Using the Three Levels of Analysis

The Securitization of the Iraqi Regime Using the Three Levels of Analysis

The three levels of analysis can explain why contention can emerge when political issues are securitized such as the securitization of the Iraqi regime and US invasion.

Why the War on Bashar Al-Assad Never Happened

Why the War on Bashar Al-Assad Never Happened

With the Syrian War raging on, with over 200,000 killed and millions displaced over the span of four years, why did the US not conduct air-strikes to overthrow Assad?

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.