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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 – The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare

Review – The Theory and Practice of Irregular Warfare

Mumford & Reis’ edited volume is something that needed to be written. Despite some shortcomings, it makes interesting reading for theorists, historians and policymakers.

American Exceptionalism: The Gender Factor

American Exceptionalism: The Gender Factor

To undo the conceit of American exceptionalism, we have to undo the power of sovereign masculinity and address the seduction it exercises across the political spectrum.

Who Wants to Go to a Hot War Zone?  The Relationship between War and Tourism

Who Wants to Go to a Hot War Zone? The Relationship between War and Tourism

While war tourism is not new, analyses that take into account the ‘heat’ of the location and motivations of the war tourist can teach us new things about the phenomenon.

How to End Mexico’s Drug War

How to End Mexico’s Drug War

Mexico cannot afford to address its drug war with failed strategies. There is no alternative to state building. But this is a long term challenge which requires resources and high levels of political will.

Doctrinal War

Doctrinal War

New approaches to diplomacy and conflict resolution are warranted in order to break security dilemmas that are simultaneously upheld by fear and the assertion of hardened doctrines.

Review – Securitization and the Iraq War

Review – Securitization and the Iraq War

Donnelly’s analysis of the Iraq War contributes 2 important ideas – that security is not a static concept & securitizing actors operate within an evolving system of rules.

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.

War in Syria: The Proxy Element

War in Syria: The Proxy Element

While there is a strong element of a proxy war behind the fighting in Syria, the forces and interests involved are best understood in terms of inter-state relations going back more than a decade.

Great Power Management: English School Meets Governmentality?

Great Power Management: English School Meets Governmentality?

Whilst there is hardly any doubt as to the existence of four of the five major institutions of international society identified by Hedley Bull, this is not the case with the fifth institution: great power management.

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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