Post Tagged with: "Conflict"

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.

Escalation Gambit: North Korea’s Perilous Play for Security and Prosperity

Escalation Gambit: North Korea’s Perilous Play for Security and Prosperity

The hostile posturing of the North Korean leadership is decipherable if located within the context of its symbiotic national security and economic development goals.

The Crescent and the Cross: Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Twenty Years On

The Crescent and the Cross: Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Twenty Years On

Examining Huntington’s thesis over the past 20 years, Murshed argues conflict occurs primarily within rather than between states and that these conflicts never evolve in a socio-economic vacuum.

Beyond the Wall: Writing Conflict and History in Jerusalem

Beyond the Wall: Writing Conflict and History in Jerusalem

Due to the conflict surrounding the city, Jerusalem has understandably become a prime object of inquiry, offering a rich arena of analysis for scholars across the social sciences.

Burma’s Rakhine Conflict

Burma’s Rakhine Conflict

While it is likely the more shocking acts of violence will gradually cease in the coming weeks, the conflict will leave a deep legacy on this region of Burma and can easily restart at anytime.

The China-Philippines Face Off at Scarborough Shoal: Back to Square One?

The China-Philippines Face Off at Scarborough Shoal: Back to Square One?

The current standoff in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China threatens to raise tensions to new heights.

Northern Mali: The Things We Assume

Northern Mali: The Things We Assume

Events are developing quickly in Mali. The official press releases from both sides are untrustworthy, and mainly framed to justify actions or to generate a particular effect from outside.

Sudan and South Sudan Still Suffering the Consequences of Divorce

Sudan and South Sudan Still Suffering the Consequences of Divorce

Less than a year following the break up of Sudan into two sovereign republics, it is ticking all the boxes of a bitter and nasty dissolution of marriage.

Why Nations Fight: Past and Future Motives for War

Why Nations Fight: Past and Future Motives for War

There can be little doubt that the spirit is the principal cause of war across the centuries, and that it and its consequences have been almost totally ignored in the international relations literature.

Western Armed Forces and the Mass Media in Historical Perspective

Western Armed Forces and the Mass Media in Historical Perspective

The appearance of social media is less a major change than simply one more development in the long history of propaganda. In focussing on technological changes, governments and their armed forces miss the wider political and social issues.

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