War (students)

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US-China Relations in Cyberspace: The Benefits and Limits of a Realist Analysis

US-China Relations in Cyberspace: The Benefits and Limits of a Realist Analysis

Offensive realism provides a useful framework for considering the national security rivalry in cyberspace and illuminates the current security competition.

A Just Cause? The Eastern Interpretation of Just War Theory

A Just Cause? The Eastern Interpretation of Just War Theory

Western ‘Just War Theory’ has influenced International Relations for centuries, but is significantly different to the Indian and Chinese interpretation.

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Japan: The ‘Normal’ Pacifist

Tokyo’s pacifism is best understood not as a capitulating monolithic anomaly, but as one enduring component of a multifaceted and eclectic strategic calculus.

What Moral Justifications Can There Be For Ever Allowing Killing In Wartime?

What Moral Justifications Can There Be For Ever Allowing Killing In Wartime?

The principle of self-defence that can allow for just killing does not hold in the context of war, based on the notion that we should assume that all combatants are just.

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The US media’s generalization of the Iran hostage crisis through a liberal, secular, Western democracy lens marred Iran’s image and influenced US responses to the crisis.

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

Structural violence helps explain oppression of women caused by conflict but a continuation of patriarchal customs & occidentalist/orientalist agendas also contributes.

Questioning the Inevitability of the Cold War

Questioning the Inevitability of the Cold War

The Cold War was an avertable product of impulsive and unpredictable actions of instrumental individuals operating in accordance to their free will.

How Can We Explain the Existence of Al-Qaeda?

How Can We Explain the Existence of Al-Qaeda?

The emergence of Al-Qaeda is influenced by structural factors, but it cannot operate effectively in the longer term without its principle resource – its human capital.

Rethinking How the War on Terror Misjudges Terrorism in Liquid Modernity

Rethinking How the War on Terror Misjudges Terrorism in Liquid Modernity

Certainty seems to slip away when we are facing the decline of traditional power relations and mediating new forms of governance.

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The Impact of Gush Emunim on the Social and Political Fabric of Israeli Society

While Gush Emunim may no longer exist as a movement, its ideologies remain and continue to have a severe and negative impact on Israeli society.

Revisiting the Neo-Neo Debate: NATO Involvement in the Refugee Crisis

Revisiting the Neo-Neo Debate: NATO Involvement in the Refugee Crisis

Neorealism’s balance of threat framework and neoliberalism’s focus on issue linkages are still relevant tools to explain NATO’s current involvement in the refugee crisis.

Defending Europe Without an Army: The Potential of the Common Security Policy

Defending Europe Without an Army: The Potential of the Common Security Policy

The European Common Security and Defence Policy has not led to popular support for a ‘European Army’, however it offers potential civilian forms of security.

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