After the end of the Cold War, Washington envisioned American leadership in Europe as a means for stability, both for the future of Europe and for the international system.
With intertwining roles but blurring boundaries between them, civilian and military bureaucrats have a hard time cooperating, especially in the contemporary security context of a nation-state.
While not always clearly expressed, human nature is the immediate basis of all human endeavours up to and including war and expands to the pursuit of those resources most vital to survival.
The nature of sovereignty has changed from one which vests states with the right to non-intervention, to one which grants them certain responsibilities towards its own population.
NATO’s political objective superseded humanitarian considerations. A liberal argument for the primacy of human rights cannot account for NATO’s conduct in Libya.
Though barbaric, heinous, and atrocious, sexual violence is employed when its use makes strategic sense, i.e. is capable of inflicting maximum damage at a low cost and a high pay-off.
Depleted uranium is often used as armor and armor-piercing ammunition in military conflict; however, it is also an extremely dangerous toxin and environmental pollutant.
Could the Iranian acquisition of nuclear weapons spark an arms race in the Middle East? The Waltzian theory of Cold War nuclear relations shows that claims for a ‘new’ Cold War are insufficient.