Post Tagged with: "Military"

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.

U.S. Military Culture and the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

U.S. Military Culture and the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Military culture will determine the characteristics of the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. In turn, the withdrawal will determine American military culture and its organization into the 21st century.

Review – The Generals

Review – The Generals

The American military fights a lot, but wins less frequently. Thomas Ricks’ provocative examination of the relative failures of the US military’s major engagements since WWII (Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam) lays the blame with the generals.

Casting Long Strategic Shadows

Casting Long Strategic Shadows

As American foreign policy begins to represent a crusade, surely it is time to reconsider the strategic shadows that the post-Cold War foreign policy initiatives have cast.

Review – Contemporary Military Innovation

Review – Contemporary Military Innovation

The key to this excellent collection of essays on military planning and practice in the modern era is in the subtitle: anticipation and adaptation.

London 2012, Terrorism and the Militarization of the City

London 2012, Terrorism and the Militarization of the City

The ways in which security has been approached and implemented by the organisers of London 2012 reflects an ongoing militarization of cities which is worrying.

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