Author profile: Neil Renic

Is Failed State a Useless Term?

Is Failed State a Useless Term?

The label ‘failed state’ is now commonly employed to describe a host of troubled states, seemingly unable to achieve the material requirements crucial to state legitimacy.

Why Turkish Accession Depends on Mediation of the Cyprus Dispute

Why Turkish Accession Depends on Mediation of the Cyprus Dispute

The EU can effectively mediate the Cyprus conflict to a peaceful resolution through a process of Graduated Reciprocation in Tension Reduction (GRIT).

‘Rising China’: A Threat to International Security?

‘Rising China’: A Threat to International Security?

While uncertainties regarding the future of China are legion, the peaceful integration into the international order of a strengthening and influential China is entirely possible.

African PCCs and Economics

African PCCs and Economics

Economic factors are central to the genesis, progression and resolution of African PCCs. Foreign states and aid agencies must respond with techniques that economically disincentivise combatants.

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