Post Tagged with: "Military"

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Buying our Way Out of Afghanistan?

A privatization of the Afghanistan war risks signaling that the U.S. is no longer obliged to remain nationally engaged, and can choose whether or not to meet obligations.

U.S. Army Sgt. David M. Pooler of 1st. Platoon, Able Company, 2-503 Battalion Airborne, 173 Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Vincenza, Italy scans the area across the Kunar river as he provides security iin the Noorgal district on May 01, 2010, Konar province, Afghanistan.  This was part of a community development council meeting.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lorenzo Ware/ Released)

The Art of Strategy

In a world full of transitions, it is important to add more voices to the chorus of those that observe world events and are concerned with the potential of future conflict.

Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Professor Richter-Montpetit discusses feminist IR, torture as security technology, the social structures of the war on terror, and her particular teaching philosophy.

EU-NATO Relations in the Era of Trump and of the European Defence Union

EU-NATO Relations in the Era of Trump and of the European Defence Union

With President Trump, the Warsaw declaration is now more important as it delivers quite clearly what were the hopes and fears of the Obama administration and of the EU.

Learning How Not to Scare People: The Paradox of Counterinsurgency

Learning How Not to Scare People: The Paradox of Counterinsurgency

Scaling down the revered cult of counterinsurgency in future interventions, may be the only way to provide missions with a sense of real international purpose.

The Chickenhawk Argument

The Chickenhawk Argument

Concern with the chickenhawk syndrome aims to reclaim a cluster of concerns. Although its moral impulse is clear, its institutional implications are less clear.

Review – When Soldiers Say No

Review – When Soldiers Say No

Ellner, Robinson and Whetham’s stimulating volume should encourage policy-makers and students to probe the complexity of the right to selective conscientious objection.

The EU Mission to the Central African Republic: Risking More Than Credibility

The EU Mission to the Central African Republic: Risking More Than Credibility

EU member states took the right decision by acting swiftly in CAR in January — their hesitation now not only risks the EU’s credibility but a deepening of the crisis.

Mediating the Mayhem? The Military and Thailand’s Slide toward Pandemonium

Mediating the Mayhem? The Military and Thailand’s Slide toward Pandemonium

With the Thai military maintaining enormous political influence, it will be difficult to achieve democratic development, civilian control and the demilitarization of society.

Sacrificing Defence for Votes in Canada

Sacrificing Defence for Votes in Canada

The recent announcement that Canadian defence capital spending planning for the coming year would be delayed is yet another major blow to Canada’s defence strategy.

Gendered Bodies for the ‘Theatre of War’

Gendered Bodies for the ‘Theatre of War’

The disciplining of martial bodies through gender specific regulations tells us a great deal about the relationship between gender, sexuality, militarisation and warfare.

European Defence Policy: An Economic Perspective

European Defence Policy: An Economic Perspective

European defence policy cannot ignore economic dimensions. Falling defence budgets and rising costs mean that difficult choices are ahead for nation states, the EU, and national defence industries.

The Coming of ‘Killer Robots’

The Coming of ‘Killer Robots’

Killer Robots are on the march, to use a military metaphor, and there is no going back. They are coming to a theatre of war near you, and they may arrive sooner than expected. Welcome to the future.

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