Archive for February 13th, 2013

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 Crescent and the Cross: Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Twenty Years On

The Crescent and the Cross: Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Twenty Years On

Examining Huntington’s thesis over the past 20 years, Murshed argues conflict occurs primarily within rather than between states and that these conflicts never evolve in a socio-economic vacuum.

Where in the World

Where in the World

In refreshing the POL 210 course at CEFAM, a series of geography quizzes were added to the pedagogical menu. In the quizes, it became obvious that some students knew very little about where some states were in relation to others.

Analysis of the Beslan Massacre

Analysis of the Beslan Massacre

The violence in Beslan was more complex than a purely religion-based attack by Islamic extremists: it was also rooted in the Russian-Chechen wars and dramatic recollections of them.

Is There Anything ‘New’ in Neoclassical Realism?

Is There Anything ‘New’ in Neoclassical Realism?

The intent of Neoclassical realists is not to create a grand theory for international politics; rather, they aim to explain the foreign policy behaviour of a specific state at any given time.

Interpreting the Rise of China

Interpreting the Rise of China

The guiding principles of Chinese foreign policy are no hegemony, no power politics, no military alliances and no arms racing. This is a significant move away from traditional realist politics.

Is Terrorism the Main Threat to Human Security in Northern Africa?

Is Terrorism the Main Threat to Human Security in Northern Africa?

Events in northern Africa have helped to enhance ‘Human Security’ as a subject of scholarly research and for legitimate consideration in the realm of International Relations.

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