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Opinion – International Humanitarian Law Should Have Been Part of the Taliban Deal

Opinion – International Humanitarian Law Should Have Been Part of the Taliban Deal

By not providing specific provisions to curb the Taliban’s warfare tactics and get them to agree to IHL provisions, the US missed an opportunity.

Opinion – The Limits of Humanist Ethics in the Anthropocene

Opinion – The Limits of Humanist Ethics in the Anthropocene

Anthropocene ethics evolve in a contestation between withdrawal and affirmation, and both of these logics develop in antagonisms that they cannot overcome.

Opinion – Political Challenges Ahead for the New Iraqi Prime Minister

Opinion – Political Challenges Ahead for the New Iraqi Prime Minister

Any major change in Iraqi politics can also invariably affect the regional dynamics in the Middle East determining the political and economic stability of the region.

Opinion – China and the Rebuilding of Syria

Opinion – China and the Rebuilding of Syria

Chinese investment in Syria is a statement of intent for now. The war will have to end before China will take any significant further steps.

Containing Coronavirus: Resilience in Times of Catastrophe

Containing Coronavirus: Resilience in Times of Catastrophe

A planetary retreat seems the most ethical strategy to save lives, yet it is important to think what we are becoming as a society by withdrawing from communal life.

Navigating Access to Healthcare in Lebanon: The Political Economy of Health across Conflict, Revolution and Applicability

Navigating Access to Healthcare in Lebanon: The Political Economy of Health across Conflict, Revolution and Applicability

The case of Lebanon’s health sector is highly fundamental in understanding healthcare in the MENA region – where reform efforts are progressively converging.

The Virtue of Being Small: An Analysis of Luxembourg’s Defence Strategy

The Virtue of Being Small: An Analysis of Luxembourg’s Defence Strategy

Not only has Luxembourg prospered economically, but is has also been able to maintain its political sovereignty and territorial integrity at a very low cost.

Self-Determination as Resistance: Sahrawi and Palestinian Struggle for the UN

Self-Determination as Resistance: Sahrawi and Palestinian Struggle for the UN

Officials and activists interviewed from both Palestine and Western Sahara affirm that despite their commitment to diplomacy, self-determination is non-negotiable.

Colonial Politics of Digital Security Interfaces

Colonial Politics of Digital Security Interfaces

When juxtaposing quantified data, digital territories, data visualization and security they end up reifying and perpetuating colonial practices and imaginaries.

The Rise of Paradiplomacy in International Relations

The Rise of Paradiplomacy in International Relations

The rise of paradiplomatic activity, which has been recognized and normalized, should not be seen as a displacement of the state but as its complement within IR.

Revisiting the United Nations and the Micro-State Problem

Revisiting the United Nations and the Micro-State Problem

The micro-state problem emerged in the late 1960s as many newly independent; decolonised micro-states applied to join the UN in order to confirm their sovereign status.

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