Post Tagged with: "War on Terror"

Shock and Awe: Performativity, Machismo and ISIS

Shock and Awe: Performativity, Machismo and ISIS

The use of beheadings by ISIS can be interpreted as a way of performing Iraqi ideals of masculinity to undermine Western ideals of tough but polite masculinity.

Beyond the Military Front

Beyond the Military Front

Whilst many would feel uneasy recognising law enforcement action to be war, it can be recognised as war whenever law enforcement produces the effects of battle.

More than a Family Business: US Military Interventions in Iraq in Perspective

More than a Family Business: US Military Interventions in Iraq in Perspective

As it begins new military efforts to improve stability in the Middle East, the US must expand efforts to encourage cooperation among the region’s most influential actors.

War on Terror Redux? No Thanks

War on Terror Redux? No Thanks

War on terror will never be won. America and its allies must intervene militarily against Islamic militant groups and support a vision of politics they want to prevail.

Review – Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy

Review – Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy

Bentley’s analysis offers important insights about how politically loaded seemingly neutral idioms used in the war on terror are manipulated by the powers that be.

Impressions from Kunduz after the 2014 Afghanistan Elections

Impressions from Kunduz after the 2014 Afghanistan Elections

The elections in Kunduz can be counted as a great achievement, both for the public and the local bodies, despite the spectre of the Taliban.

Afghan Women’s Hopes for the Future

Afghan Women’s Hopes for the Future

Support for Afghan women should be guided by moral commitment to the women themselves and to Afghanistan as their country. The dividends will come to fruition over time.

Review – Counterinsurgency

Review – Counterinsurgency

This expansive compilation of David Kilcullen’s major works on insurgency and counterinsurgency is vital to understanding military tactics in both pre- and post-9/11 epochs.

Robocop and Iran

Robocop and Iran

The 2014 remake of ‘Robocop’ presents lots of interesting talking points for those in the IR community such as the debate over a US war with Iran & the use of killer robots.

U.S Congress and Boko Haram

U.S Congress and Boko Haram

It is imperative that Congress maintains its careful attention to the rise of Boko Haram and takes all steps in its power to prevent an attack on American interests abroad or the US Homeland.

Documenting the ‘War on Terror’

Documenting the ‘War on Terror’

One of the most striking ways Anglo-American filmmakers have responded critically to the ‘war on terror’ is through a generic and stylistic turn to the production of documentaries, docudramas and dramatized documentaries.

The Duality of Syria: Civil War and The War on Terror

The Duality of Syria: Civil War and The War on Terror

Finding a conclusion to the civil war and the ‘War on Terror’ is reliant upon fulfilling the will of the Syrian people without letting them fracture to the point of continuing civil unrest.

The End of the War on Terror and the Future of US Public Diplomacy

The End of the War on Terror and the Future of US Public Diplomacy

It remains to be seen whether the end of the war on terror will impact conceptions of public diplomacy’s role as a central tool in the battle for ideas or as an essential part of diplomacy.

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