Military

Recontextualising the ‘War on Terror’: Discursive Practices from Bush to Obama

Recontextualising the ‘War on Terror’: Discursive Practices from Bush to Obama

The strategies employed by the Bush administration after 9/11 to manufacture public consent for action have since been recontextualised towards Iran by Barack Obama.

Explaining the Case for Invading Iraq from a Neo-conservative Perspective

Explaining the Case for Invading Iraq from a Neo-conservative Perspective

The Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq was a story of neo-conservative ideas (militarism, morality, and democracy) about the role of America in the world.

Fuel to the Fire: Why a Nuclear Iran Will Further Destabilize the Middle East

Fuel to the Fire: Why a Nuclear Iran Will Further Destabilize the Middle East

Four grave risks for regional stability lurk in the wake of a nuclear Iran: regional proliferation, an ‘imbalance of terror’, an emboldened Iran, and Israel’s response.

The 1948 Genocide Convention as an ‘Increasingly Meaningless Document’?

The 1948 Genocide Convention as an ‘Increasingly Meaningless Document’?

The legal success of the Genocide Convention continues to re-establish the norm politically, albeit under misinterpretation and without effect of prevention.

Why Is a Small State Like Georgia Important for the USA, the EU and Russia?

Why Is a Small State Like Georgia Important for the USA, the EU and Russia?

Newcomer Georgia became an arena of confrontation between the USA, the EU and Russia due to its geostrategic location, political developments and strategic orientation.

The 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli Wars: Causes of Triumphs and Failures

The 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli Wars: Causes of Triumphs and Failures

The different outcomes of the two wars was due to a combination of preparedness, initiative, superpower involvement, military capabilities, and intelligence failures.

The Quiet Collapse of the Soviet Union

The Quiet Collapse of the Soviet Union

Certain factors accelerated the fall of the Soviet Union and caused it to rot from the inside, even though the Soviet leaders’ biggest fear was from the outside.

Indian-occupied Kashmir?

Indian-occupied Kashmir?

In order for the Indian Army to be held accountable for its actions in Kashmir, the people of India must be aware of and sensitised to the human rights abuses committed.

Negotiating the Convention on Cluster Munitions: Lessons Learnt

Negotiating the Convention on Cluster Munitions: Lessons Learnt

The Convention on Cluster Munitions is a model for future disarmament negotiations due to its patience and focus on humanitarianism and broad engagement.

The Dangers of Obama’s Cut-Price Foreign Policy

The Dangers of Obama’s Cut-Price Foreign Policy

Obama’s foreign policy has neglected the long-term strategic dangers of making political decisions based on seeking short-term public, political, and economic stability.

What is the Principal Object of the International Legal System?

What is the Principal Object of the International Legal System?

Individuals & organizations are increasingly gaining traction in a state-dominant international legal order, a piecemeal process that may result in a global constitution.

Why is the Practice of Humanitarian Intervention so Controversial?

Why is the Practice of Humanitarian Intervention so Controversial?

Humanitarian Intervention marks a struggle at the foundations of international law. This struggle is an ongoing one, as evidenced by its instances of abuse and failure.