Humanitarian Intervention (students)

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The Racialisation of Rape Narratives in British Media Coverage of the Delhi Rape

The Racialisation of Rape Narratives in British Media Coverage of the Delhi Rape

The symbolic and emotive potential of rape narratives has, throughout colonial and post-colonial history, been powerfully employed in connection with race.

Is the Refusal to end Poverty a form of Violence?

Is the Refusal to end Poverty a form of Violence?

Despite the causes of poverty, the wealth exists to ensure that it need not. Negligence and adiaphorisation do not excuse the violence, they only clarify its existence.

Brazilian UN peacekeepers secure the perimeter of a bank in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
19/Jan/2010. Port-au-Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Marco Dormino. www.un.org/av/photo/

Should Private Military Companies be used in UN Peace Operations?

Since deficiencies are being exposed as poorly trained UN peacekeepers struggle to fulfill their mandates, PMCs should be used as a second best peacekeeping force.

Photo by Courtney Radsch

Quick to the Rescue: Humanitarian Intervention in Libya

Tthe decision-making process that guided resolution 1973 was based on national interests, realpolitik calculations, geo-strategic considerations, and domestic politics.

The Case of the Western Sahara and its Struggle for Independence

The Case of the Western Sahara and its Struggle for Independence

The last colony in Africa, Western Sahara has been locked in a protracted struggle for independence for over forty years.

Was Britain a ‘Good International Citizen’ under the Blair Government?

Was Britain a ‘Good International Citizen’ under the Blair Government?

Whilst it may be a stretch to call Britain a GIC under Blair, he certainly presided over a distinct change in the use of ethics and morality in FP decisions.

Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. 30/Dec/2005. UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

Crouching Tiger, Blue Helmet: Chinese Combat Troops in UN Peace Operations

Introduction of combat soldiers reaffirms China’s commitment to support the fulfillment of UN peacekeeping mandates—mandates that China endorsed in the Security Council.

Private Military Companies: An Efficient Way of Meeting the Demand for Security?

Private Military Companies: An Efficient Way of Meeting the Demand for Security?

Despite the criticism and contested opinions on PMCs, particular examples have proven that they are an efficient way of meeting the demand for security.

The Impact of the “Unipolar Moment” on US Foreign Policies in the Mid-East

The Impact of the “Unipolar Moment” on US Foreign Policies in the Mid-East

In analyzing US foreign policies in 2003 Iraq and comparing them to the civil war in Syria, America’s foreign policy has experienced a shift but it was never unipolar.

Military Intervention in Libya: The Renewal of the Tuareg’s Self-Determination

Military Intervention in Libya: The Renewal of the Tuareg’s Self-Determination

The case of the Tuareg is emblematic to understand the possible detrimental consequences of foreign military intervention.

Thrice in a Century: The Canadian Military Involvement in Europe from 1951-1991

Thrice in a Century: The Canadian Military Involvement in Europe from 1951-1991

Canada’s military involvement in Europe from 1951-1991 was to protect its diplomatic image, contribute to international security, and protect its economic interests.

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

Do Regional Organisations Provide an Alternative to UN Peace Operations?

ROs do not provide a credible alternative to the UN because the advantages are far outstripped by serious financial, logistical, and political obstacles they face.