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An Analysis of Online Terrorist Recruiting and Propaganda Strategies

An Analysis of Online Terrorist Recruiting and Propaganda Strategies

The rise to prominence of online terrorist recruitment and propaganda strategies has become a major concern of national security services worldwide.

What is the Role of Precarity in Security?

What is the Role of Precarity in Security?

Precarity creates a grey area of uncertainty which further stimulates insecurity so its analyses contribute vastly to our understanding of current security issues.

The Perception Gap Over Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East

The Perception Gap Over Nuclear Proliferation in the Middle East

The ongoing challenge for the United States and the International Community is the ambiguity over Saudi Arabia and Iran’s nuclear aspirations.

How Park Chung-hee Made the Most of the South Korea-US Vietnam War Alliance

How Park Chung-hee Made the Most of the South Korea-US Vietnam War Alliance

The relationship between the two countries, one a hegemon and one a new nation, was truly uneven – but not in the ways one would expect.

Determining a Successful Humanitarian Intervention

Determining a Successful Humanitarian Intervention

While national interest is not necessarily a requisite feature of a successful intervention, it is clear that when national interests are at stake, success is likely to occur.

Islamic State: Human Trafficking, the Media and Celebritization of Policy

Islamic State: Human Trafficking, the Media and Celebritization of Policy

Whilst celebrities may bring public awareness to causes like terrorism and trafficking, they are not held accountable for the accuracy of their representations.

Is Terrorism a ‘Rational Choice’?

Is Terrorism a ‘Rational Choice’?

The decision to employ and halt a terror campaign and its target type are the result of a deliberative process based on subjectively sound rational reasoning.

Interview – Nina Hall

Interview – Nina Hall

Dr. Nina Hall talks about the links between climate change, refugee flows and violent conflict, the role of NGO’s, and she explains her work on digital activism.

Student Feature – A Brief Introduction to the Study of International Relations

Student Feature – A Brief Introduction to the Study of International Relations

This feature is for the new student interested in becoming familiar with the study of International Relations (IR) and also for students struggling to grasp how IR fits together as a whole.

Interview – Peter Matanle

Interview – Peter Matanle

Dr. Matanle explains his concept of the ‘depopulation dividend’, Japanese and Asia-Pacific resource and population strategies, and talks about some of the weaknesses in current IR teaching.

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Interview – Michael Koplow

Dr. Koplow talks about the two-state solution, the impact of Israeli settlements on Palestinian statehood, and US relations with the Palestinian Authority and Israel.

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Professor Hammer addresses Islamic studies, theology, feminism, gender violence, queer theory and how these areas relate to borders, borderlands and border thinking.

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