Post Tagged with: "war"

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.

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.

What if the Hybrid Warfare/Threat Concept Was Simply Meant to Make Us Think?

What if the Hybrid Warfare/Threat Concept Was Simply Meant to Make Us Think?

Hybrid warfare is yielding much academic discourse. Yet as the concept currently stands, it is too unbounded conceptually to drive foreign policy or effective military practice.

The Silenced Women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Silenced Women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The CEFAM class on gender is a new addition to the course this year. To illustrate the silencing of women in international discourse, the civil war in Congo was used as a central case.

Has Operation Pillar of Defense Enhanced Israel’s Deterrence?

Has Operation Pillar of Defense Enhanced Israel’s Deterrence?

Operation Pillar of Defense has demonstrated Israel’s growing military capabilities, enhancing its deterrence against Hamas. Yet, this situation may not last for long.

Review – Icons of War and Terror

Review – Icons of War and Terror

Icons of War and Terror examines the ways in which the media construct iconic images of lethal violence, particularly within the context of American global hegemony.

No Turkish Syrian War

No Turkish Syrian War

Turkey will not be an instrument by which the Assad regime is deposed. It will neither directly attack the Assad government nor be the leader of an intervening coalition. If there is intervention, it will have to be an American initiative.

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