Military

The Impact of Islamic Politics on the 2003 Iraq War

The Impact of Islamic Politics on the 2003 Iraq War

By sponsoring the mujahidin, the US and Pakistan empowered an ideology and movement that encouraged tensions within the Muslim political communities of the Persian Gulf.

Why is Controlling the Spread of Nuclear Weapons So Difficult?

Why is Controlling the Spread of Nuclear Weapons So Difficult?

Controlling the spread of nuclear weapons remains an impossibility, for as history has shown, more often than not those states which desire them will achieve them.

Does the R2P Doctrine Represent a Positive Step for Human Rights?

Does the R2P Doctrine Represent a Positive Step for Human Rights?

R2P, although a symbolic moral step for human rights, is not a sufficiently effective positive step, and is too militaristic in its approach.

The Deployment of Female Counterinsurgents in Afghanistan

The Deployment of Female Counterinsurgents in Afghanistan

Whilst the deployment of female engagement teams in Afghanistan may have signaled a symbolic change in how COIN is practiced, their existence plays only a supporting role.

The Securitization of Mali

The Securitization of Mali

The French intervention in Mali is a testament to securitization theory’s prowess in challenging, and more significantly, critiquing modern conceptualizations of security.

Slaughter Illuminated: Israeli Strategy and the Sabra and Shatila Massacre

Slaughter Illuminated: Israeli Strategy and the Sabra and Shatila Massacre

The Israeli military’s massacre in the Sabra and Shatila Palestinian camps hindered Israel’s attainment of its overt and strategic objectives in the First Lebanon War.

Libya: The Moral Permissibility Of ‘Operation Unified Protector’

Libya: The Moral Permissibility Of ‘Operation Unified Protector’

The jus ad bellum principles show that the intervention in Libya was justified, and offers an example of how to respond to the idea of civilian protection.

How Seriously Should the Threat of Cyber Warfare be Taken?

How Seriously Should the Threat of Cyber Warfare be Taken?

Because cyber attacks have been shown to be a widespread problem, cyber security must be taken seriously regardless of the fact that no state has yet officially declared a cyber war.

What Were the Causes and Consequences of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War?

What Were the Causes and Consequences of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War?

Even though the 1948 Arab-Israeli War resulted in Israel’s victory, it had significant consequences on the regional politics of the region, which are still visible today.

Targeted Killings – The Future of the War on Terror?

Targeted Killings – The Future of the War on Terror?

Targeted killing without regard to due process is no more than extra-judicial executions. The international community should put in place a legal framework to govern targeted killing.

The U.S. Pre-Eminence in Post-Cold War Europe: 1990-1991

The U.S. Pre-Eminence in Post-Cold War Europe: 1990-1991

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.

Mitigating Civilian and Military Bureaucratic Tensions

Mitigating Civilian and Military Bureaucratic Tensions

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.