War (students)

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Responsibility to Protect and its Neo-Imperialist Implications

Responsibility to Protect and its Neo-Imperialist Implications

Any form of humanitarian intervention will seek to impose a one-sided narrative of stability and security, which are, by default, culturally and regionally not uniform.

Arms Control and Cooperative Security: A Regional Perspective

Arms Control and Cooperative Security: A Regional Perspective

Cooperative security is a feasible concept in a regional and even a global context, but its success is in varying degrees of progress and is still in ambiguous standing.

A Reassessment of the Munich Agreement

A Reassessment of the Munich Agreement

The significance today of reassessing the 1938 Munich Agreement lies in the frequent uses of the terms Munich and Appeasemen” with regard to the Iranian nuclear program.

Cooperation or Competition? External Support and Interrebel Dynamics

Cooperation or Competition? External Support and Interrebel Dynamics

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.

Does a ‘Global Jihad’ Phenomena Exist?

Does a ‘Global Jihad’ Phenomena Exist?

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.

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

The growing reliance on drones highlights the Western requirement for precision, accountability, and a reduction in collateral damage

Forgetting Politics: The Impossibility of Humanitarian Intervention

Forgetting Politics: The Impossibility of Humanitarian Intervention

‘Humanitarian military intervention’ is critiqued as a de-politicizing discourse, with four proposals for re-politicization suggested.

Explaining Russia’s Intervention in Syria in September 2015

Explaining Russia’s Intervention in Syria in September 2015

Instead of giving an empirical account of the factors that led to Russia’s intervention, it’s important to explore the extent to which IR theory explains such a calculus.

‘Children of the Stones’: The Securitization of Palestinian Children by Israel

‘Children of the Stones’: The Securitization of Palestinian Children by Israel

To understand the complex and highly subtle securitization of Palestinian children by the Israeli state requires going beyond the Copenhagen School’s analysis framework.

Challenges and Opportunities for Walzer’s “Jus ad Vim” for the 21st Century

Challenges and Opportunities for Walzer’s “Jus ad Vim” for the 21st Century

“Jus ad vim” undoubtedly has a role in the ethical evaluation of military and government activities, especially in the realm of emerging technology such as drones.

Guns v. Butter: Differentiating Armaments in International Relations

Guns v. Butter: Differentiating Armaments in International Relations

There are plenty of differences between arms and other economic goods, but most of these differences are not fundamental: they are differences in degree, not in type.

The Three Images of the Syrian Civil War

The Three Images of the Syrian Civil War

Employing Waltz’s three images in ‘Man the State and War’ as a methodological framework helps guide analysis of the Syrian civil war, but fails to provide direct answers.

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