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Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam and Arab Civil Society

Political Islam is a term that is often used amongst circles of academics and policymakers, but its complexity is seldom acknowledged or understood – especially post 2011.

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

Edited Collection – Caliphates and Islamic Global Politics

This collection addresses common questions about Political Islam and provides an assessment of ISIS/ISIL in order to challenge common understandings of Islam and democracy.

The Eclipse of Europe: Italy, Libya, and the Surveillance of Borders

The Eclipse of Europe: Italy, Libya, and the Surveillance of Borders

The EU lacks a common foreign policy to tackle immigration. Thus, national policies fill this gap. For this reason, political initiatives at the local level are crucial.

Revisiting ‘Responsibility to Protect’ after Libya and Syria

Revisiting ‘Responsibility to Protect’ after Libya and Syria

R2P contains glaring theoretical drawbacks and its practice by Western powers creates the scope for a mix up of humanitarian concerns with their strategic interests.

Rationality and R2P: Unfriendly Bedfellows

Rationality and R2P: Unfriendly Bedfellows

The largest obstacles to consistent implementation and enforcement of R2P remain its flawed epistemological foundations and the enduring nature of the international system.

R2P in Syria: Regional Dimensions

R2P in Syria: Regional Dimensions

Regional dynamics have played a critical role in the response to the civil war in Syria. They will continue to dominate attempts to move forward with a political solution.

The Case for Criteria: Moving R2P Forward after the Arab Spring

The Case for Criteria: Moving R2P Forward after the Arab Spring

Criteria exist for intervention in R2P, but what is needed is a more explicit acceptance of those criteria and an interpretation of them that is most morally judicious.

Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Not Clash of Civilizations

Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Not Clash of Civilizations

Hans Koechler’s claim that the NATO intervention in Libya supported Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations is problematic and has the potential to derail future UN sanctioned interventions.

Interview – Michael Walzer

Interview – Michael Walzer

Professor Walzer answers reader questions about intervention in Syria, just war in the age of drones, preventing genocide and mass atrocities, and Israel-Palestine peace negotiations.

Understanding US Foreign Policy: It’s All About the Pinto Beans!

Understanding US Foreign Policy: It’s All About the Pinto Beans!

Are USAID’s beans the culturally neutral beans of the world? Do they ‘do no harm’? Or, are they grown in excessive numbers by US farmers?

Walter Russell Mead, Anklebiters, and Romney’s Vision of the Future

Walter Russell Mead, Anklebiters, and Romney’s Vision of the Future

Romney has been quite vocal in his push for energy independence in North America by 2020. This has more to do with generating domestic economic growth than America’s national security.

To Kill a Diplomat: The Modern Mechanics of a Tragedy

To Kill a Diplomat: The Modern Mechanics of a Tragedy

The murder of Christopher Stevens has an unmistakably 21st century feel to it. It remains a senseless loss of life due to human stupidity and bigotry.

The ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Video: Why All the Fuss?

The ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Video: Why All the Fuss?

As violence escalates across the Arab world, many questions remain unanswered. But, the events in Libya, Egypt and elsewhere have absolutely nothing to do with this video.

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