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Edited Collection – Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Twenty Years On

Edited Collection – Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Twenty Years On

A free download compiled from E-IR’s coverage of the twentieth anniversary of Samuel P. Huntington’s hotly debated 1993 Foreign Affairs article.

Counterinsurgency: The Graduate Level of War or Pure Hokum?

Counterinsurgency: The Graduate Level of War or Pure Hokum?

The US Army’s counterinsurgency manual calls COIN the “graduate level of war.” But, the idea that enlightened soldiers were required to win a war is hokum.

Enemy Wanted: Apply Without

Enemy Wanted: Apply Without

Huntington adopted his Clash of Civilizations thesis in the context of scholars attempting to make sense of the post-Cold War era. His thesis was not a prediction or a theory, it was a wish.

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.

Culture, Security, Identity: A Blog from Newcastle University

Culture, Security, Identity: A Blog from Newcastle University

e-IR’s latest blog will feature contributors from Newcastle University’s politics department, who will engage with the themes of culture, security and identity.

The Limits of International Relations Theory: A Postcolonial Critique

The Limits of International Relations Theory: A Postcolonial Critique

IR, as the discipline which makes the international its object of enquiry is, for the most part, an obstacle to a recognition and exploration of this, rather than a guide to it.

The Human Terrain System in Northeast Baghdad: The View From The Team Level

The Human Terrain System in Northeast Baghdad: The View From The Team Level

Rather than debating the ethics of social science in military operations, this article provides an inside account of the Human Terrain concept in a culturally complex area: northeast Baghdad.

Jus En Bello Isn’t Enough: Human Terrain, COIN and a Reasonable Chance for Success

Jus En Bello Isn’t Enough: Human Terrain, COIN and a Reasonable Chance for Success

With words like ‘morality’ and ‘warfare’ peppering the Human Terrain debate, it is surprising that the program hasn’t been widely discussed with reference to the Just War tradition.

The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism

The Democratic Contradictions of Multiculturalism

Some theories of multiculturalism sell out democratic principles. ‘Culture’ has been turned into a political ideology that overrules democratic principles and human rights.

Military Ethics and Cultural Knowledge

Military Ethics and Cultural Knowledge

Each approach has its own inherent limitations. The human terrain approach was a ‘quick-fix’. But maybe the US Air Force’s model of cross-cultural competence offers more promise.

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