The Pros and Cons of Comfort Women Park Statues

The Pros and Cons of Comfort Women Park Statues

At least a dozen memorials have been established in the United States with a few more remaining in mothballs, waiting for a home in a park or in some other venue.

Interview – Danny Dorling

Interview – Danny Dorling

Prof. Danny Dorling talks about economic inequality and its impacts, more equal economic models, Britain’s economic divides and the role of geography in global challenges.

Review – Alienation and Freedom

Review – Alienation and Freedom

This book provides in English hitherto unpublished works of Fanon and gives us greater insights into his personality besides providing a complete picture of his thought.

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Courts: The Quagmire

The Bar Associations have substantively failed to regulate their own people, contributing to a decrease in public trust in the judicial system at large.

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The Governance of Savagery: International Society, Sovereignty and the Islamic State

The Governance of Savagery: International Society, Sovereignty and the Islamic State

The gap between the analytical tools of IR and its epistemological western framework has contributed to the failure to predict major ‘upheavals’ in the Middle East.

The Gouzenko Affair and the Development of Canadian Intelligence

The Gouzenko Affair and the Development of Canadian Intelligence

Canadian intelligence reached its sophistication as result of the Gouzenko Affair, which triggered a ramp up of counter-espionage and Signals Intelligence capabilities.

A man holds a placard which reads "I am Charlie" to pay tribute during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris January 7, 2015, following a shooting by gunmen at the offices of the magazine. Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades. The French President headed to the scene of the attack and the government said it was raising France's security level to the highest notch.          REUTERS/Christian Hartmann (FRANCE  - Tags: CRIME LAW MEDIA) - RTR4KFYM

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: French Policy after the 2015 Attacks

The counter-terrorism measures implemented by the French Government after the 2015 attacks have largely failed to meet the challenges of current international terrorism.

Safeguarding a Woman’s Right to Education and Water in Africa

Safeguarding a Woman’s Right to Education and Water in Africa

Despite the presence of protections in international and domestic law, a woman’s right to education and access to water remains unfulfilled in Ghana and South Africa.

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Consequences of Coercion: Impacts and Limitations of Targeted Sanctions Regimes

Despite their widespread usage through the UN Security Council, targeted sanctions regimes fail to effectively impair the capacity of the targeted entity.

(In the pic - President Ramaphosa FOCAC Co-chairperson and President Xi Jinping Chairpeson flanked by other heads of states Equitorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Rwanda President Paul Kagame and Cameroon President Paul Biya at the start of the summit). President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the Official Ceremony of the High Level dialogue between Chinese and African Leaders and Business Representatives and 6th Conference of the Chinese and African Entrepreneurs at the China National Convention Centre.

President Cyril Ramaphosa is in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for a State Visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping and to co-chair the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit. President Ramaphosa is leveraging the visit to step up his drive to attract investment into the South African economy to stimulate inclusive growth and create employment.

China in Africa: A Form of Neo-Colonialism?

Defying other states, China is acting like a normal emerging power, playing the geopolitical game and inevitably growing its influence on the African continent.

Rethinking Warfare Concepts in the Study of Cyberwar and Security

Rethinking Warfare Concepts in the Study of Cyberwar and Security

Although malicious cyber offenses are, and will remain, threats, the concepts of militarization, militarism and war, are of limited value for understanding cyberwar.

Humanitarian Intervention: Alive and Kicking

Humanitarian Intervention: Alive and Kicking

When it comes to military action to prevent mass atrocity crimes, it seems that key players in international politics have abandoned the Responsibility to Protect (R2P).

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Is “One Man’s Terrorist Another Man’s Freedom Fighter”?

Terrorists can, in certain theoretical cases, be considered freedom fighters through Just War Theory. However, it is doubtful this threshold is ever reached in practice.

Interview – Columba Achilleos-Sarll

Interview – Columba Achilleos-Sarll

Columba Achilleos-Sarll discusses her PhD research on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, foreign policy analysis and the role of gender in the Brexit negotiations.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matt Kirkland and a United Nations peacekeeper from Sri Lanka provide security for Haitian women receiving bags of rice for their families at a food distribution point in Carrefour, Haiti, Feb. 16, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call/Released)

The United Nations and Middle Eastern Security

With the presence of ISIS winding down, the war in Yemen, increasing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and other regional issues the UN is able to fill the role of a moderating third party.

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