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Is there a Cabin in the Woods? Reflections on Mass Surveillance and Human Rights

Is there a Cabin in the Woods? Reflections on Mass Surveillance and Human Rights

Contemporary impulses to surveil and Moves to securitize nearly all forms of mobility and otherness are opposed to notions of hospitality, acceptance and understanding.

Airpower Hopes: The West versus the Islamic State, and the Evolution of Warfare

Airpower Hopes: The West versus the Islamic State, and the Evolution of Warfare

Western leaders should not embrace the ‘can do’ elements airpower offers, and seek policies which would not have the volatile backlashes associated with its use.

Gang Violence, Public Health, and Security in Honduras

Gang Violence, Public Health, and Security in Honduras

Left unchecked, gang violence threatens to undo years of development work Honduras, and will lead to the further deterioration of physical and mental health.

Come Fly with Me: Airports and Geographies of Rendition

Come Fly with Me: Airports and Geographies of Rendition

The airport has been a key site for investigating how the war on terror has manifested itself in terms of security and surveillance and monitoring the body and behavior.

Constructing a Realistic Cosmopolitanism

Constructing a Realistic Cosmopolitanism

World citizenship is not based upon a Utopian fantasy. Instead, world citizenship begins from the recognition that all people come from and exist within communities.

Legal Pluralism and Sharia: Implementing Islamic Law in States and Societies

Legal Pluralism and Sharia: Implementing Islamic Law in States and Societies

In the case of Sharia – apart from the necessary reinterpretation – the best alternative solution is not legal pluralism; it is to encourage political participation.

Pledging Allegiance to ISIS:  Who Benefits Most?

Pledging Allegiance to ISIS:  Who Benefits Most?

Rivalries among jihadist movements will not bring about their downfall, but they will prevent the unified, worldwide jihadist movement that ISIS has sought to build.

Islamic Governance Theory in Moroccan Islamist Discourse

Islamic Governance Theory in Moroccan Islamist Discourse

The use of Islamic concepts as the ‘imamate’ and the ‘caliphate’ by main Moroccan Islamist actors in their discourse are linked to a concrete model of Islamic government.

Balancing on a Warship

Balancing on a Warship

In a precarious but skilful positioning in its Mistral contract with Russia, France will continue to stand firmly infirm between domestic and international duties.

A Proposed Theory of Knowledge: Neuro-Rational Physicalism

A Proposed Theory of Knowledge: Neuro-Rational Physicalism

Comprehending that the ways we acquire knowledge are culturally mediated would be a profound step in softening rigid categories of “otherness” in our globalized world.

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