Humanitarian Intervention (students)

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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.

The Murder of Farkhunda Malikzada – Identity Challenges in Afghanistan

The Murder of Farkhunda Malikzada – Identity Challenges in Afghanistan

The public lynching of Farkhunda Malikzada demonstrated more than ‘Radical Islam’ but also the challenges to identity in post-Taliban Afghanistan.

Humanitarian Governance and the Politics of Celebrity Engagement

Humanitarian Governance and the Politics of Celebrity Engagement

Claims to alleviate suffering by celebrity humanitarians reflect attempts by the neoliberal world order to control and ensure order in the ‘chaotic’ continent of Africa.

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Why Have Iran and North Korea Had Different Nuclear Postures to Sanctions?

The alternative cultures and regime types of Iran and North Korea are the main reasons behind the disparate responses to economic sanctions in the 2010s.

Have Western Powers Lost the Art of Strategy?

Have Western Powers Lost the Art of Strategy?

‘Strategy’ is a concept Western powers have struggled to define throughout history, and never truly owned. The 2003 Iraq War was a clear embodiment of this struggle.

The Legality of Russian Airstrikes in Syria and ‘Intervention by Invitation’

The Legality of Russian Airstrikes in Syria and ‘Intervention by Invitation’

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 Shadows of Tiananmen: Chinese Foreign Policy and Human Rights

The Shadows of Tiananmen: Chinese Foreign Policy and Human Rights

Since Tiananmen Square 1989, China’s understanding of the significant yet contingent power of human rights discourse has guided much of its foreign policy on the subject.

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.

Is Human Security Part of the International Security Agenda?

Is Human Security Part of the International Security Agenda?

Human security is falling short of the developmental, humanitarian impact that it had intended, despite being entrenched on the international security agenda.

Are Military Interventions Inevitably Doomed to Backfire?

Are Military Interventions Inevitably Doomed to Backfire?

Military interventions are always liable to backfire and cause unintended harm to an intervening state on various grounds, such as ideological, political, and economic.

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.

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 437th Air Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., air delivers pallets of water and food to Mirebalais, Haiti, Jan 21, 2010 to be distributed by the members of the United Nations.  Department of Defense assets have been deployed to assist in the Haiti relief effort  following a magnitude 7 earthquake that hit the city on Jan. 12, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr.)

Continued Challenges in Rebuilding Haiti

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.

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