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BANGLADESH. 1971.

Silent Birangonas: Sexual Violence, Women’s Voices and Male Conflict Narratives

The experience of Bangladesh’s Birangona women show the influence of gendered narratives of war, culture and nationalism in conflict.

Strategy Not Sacrilege: State Terrorism as an Element of Foreign Policy

Strategy Not Sacrilege: State Terrorism as an Element of Foreign Policy

Relying on case studies of Pakistan and the U.S., this essay argues that the state’s use of terrorism be more fully integrated into the study of foreign policy.

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Counterintelligence: Enduring Lessons from the Cold War

Counterintelligence: Enduring Lessons from the Cold War

Continuities do indeed occur in history and lessons learnt in one period may well be applicable to another and therefore relevant depending on the specific context.

Interview – William I. Robinson

Interview – William I. Robinson

Professor Robinson answers questions on his theory of global capitalism, the future of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, and the role of the BRICS in world order.

Interview – Bernard D’Mello

Interview – Bernard D’Mello

Journalist Bernard D’Mello discusses Fidel Castro’s legacy in the Global South, imperialism, Maoist movements in South Asia and India’s status as an emerging power.

What Was the Role of Ideology in Cuba’s Foreign Policy in the Angolan Civil War?

What Was the Role of Ideology in Cuba’s Foreign Policy in the Angolan Civil War?

For a comprehensive understanding of the Cuban intervention in Angola, it is necessary to consider both ideological and materialistic dynamics.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (July 23, 2009) -- A Brazilian Marine on point signals to his fireteam of a possible enemy sighting during a patrolling exercise of Southern Exchange 2009 (SE09). Patrolling, which is said to be one of the most vital training exercises, is used in every sort of conflict in any terrain, and therefore is taught with the highest level of gravity. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan G. Wright/Released)

Imperialism by Another Name: The US “War on Drugs” in Colombia

This essay examines US policy towards Colombia from Truman to Reagan, tracing the emergent “war on drugs” and the related political, economic, and military strategies.

A Constructivist Approach to Analysing Somalia’s State Failure

A Constructivist Approach to Analysing Somalia’s State Failure

If an effective solution is to be found for Somalia’s deep problems, it needs to be consistent with the Somali identity so that Somalis can be part of a lasting solution.

Interview – Julian Go

Interview – Julian Go

Prof. Go discusses social theory, the need for a ‘third wave’ of postcolonial thought, the dangers of American exceptionalism and identifies the patterns of empire.

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Dr Stritzel discusses what it means to be “critical”, assesses developments in securitization studies, and gives some advice for young Critical Security Studies scholars.

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