Post Tagged with: "Civil war"

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

An exponent of longue durée history, Armitage brings together several trains of thought in this volume which begins in ancient Rome and ends in contemporary Syria.

Using Civil War to Build an Authoritarian Regime: Turkey’s Policy towards Syria

Using Civil War to Build an Authoritarian Regime: Turkey’s Policy towards Syria

The AKP government’s policy towards Syria has produced repercussions affecting Turkey’s global relations and given rise to authoritarian tendencies in domestic realm.

Interview – Nazih Richani

Interview – Nazih Richani

Nazih Richani discusses his extensive studies of asymmetric civil wars, the complex interdependencies of the Syrian conflict, and the possibility of peace in Colombia.

Linking Instrumentalist and Primordialist Theories of Ethnic Conflict

Linking Instrumentalist and Primordialist Theories of Ethnic Conflict

Extant explanations of ethnic conflict typically fall under two fundamental theories. Neither can independently explain ethnic conflicts satisfactorily.

Interview – Andy Wolff

Interview – Andy Wolff

Director Andy Wolff talks about piracy and acquisition of information by experience, through the many subjects he tackles in his documentaries – a useful reminder for IR.

Review – Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands

Review – Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands

Sakwa lays out a courageous and powerful case which directly challenges the prevailing ‘blame everything on Russia’ narrative regarding the current conflict in Ukraine.

The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War

The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War

Research on cases of failure and success within and across peacekeeping operations should include the strengths of the quantitative approach and the power of ethnography.

Negotiated Settlements of Civil Wars vs. Victories

Negotiated Settlements of Civil Wars vs. Victories

The quantitative approach somewhat should take different world orders into account to better explain contemporary phenomena and prepare a data set accordingly.

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Interview – Tanisha Fazal

Dr. Fazal discusses her research on state death, breakthroughs in the study of civil war initiation and termination, and changing norms of humanitarian intervention.

Conflict or Civil War? Conceptualizing the Conflict in Afghanistan

Conflict or Civil War? Conceptualizing the Conflict in Afghanistan

The classification of the conflict in Afghanistan over the course of the 1990s as a “civil war” obscures international culpability in protracting the armed conflict.

South Sudan: The Perils of New States

South Sudan: The Perils of New States

With functional and participatory institutions, South Sudan may well reclaim itself as a diverse nation within the regional and international environment.

Interview – James Fearon

Interview – James Fearon

Professor James Fearon discusses responses to the civil war in Syria and offers his thoughts on the passing of Kenneth Waltz and the academic study of civil wars.

Rationality, Emotion, and Protracted Civil War Violence

Rationality, Emotion, and Protracted Civil War Violence

Why do some people initiate or prolong conflict when the odds are decidedly against them? An emotion-based theory provides an explanation of behavior at the onset of or during civil war.

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