Review – War, Survival Units, and Citizenship

Siniša Malešević • Nov 4 2022 • Features

Kaspersen’s book demonstrates the need for a wider debate on state formation and warfare, moving beyond neo-bellicist theories, but the proposed framework proves less convincing.

Review – Conflict of Interest

Jemima Ackah-Arthur • Aug 4 2022 • Features

This podcast provides useful analyses of past and ongoing conflicts but could focus more on non-Islamic societies and non-traditional security issues.

Interview – Eda Gunaydin

E-International Relations • Oct 27 2021 • Features

Eda Gunaydin talks about her research on the creation of post-state sovereignties by the Kurds of Rojava and the use of Western representations of women to justify interventions.

Review – Warlord Survival: The Delusion of Statebuilding in Afghanistan

Florian P. Kühn • Jul 9 2021 • Features

Malejacq’s book presents a lively and detailed narrative of four significant ‘warlords’ and how they demonstrate the failings of external statebuilding in Afghanistan.

Gendered Border Practices and Violence at the United States-Mexico Border

Mitxy Meneses Gutierrez • Jul 2 2021 • Articles

Aggressive gendered border practices and violence have been part of the construction of the US-Mexico border as women’s bodies and sexual identity shape today’s border policies.

Signature Pedagogies and the Use of Violence in In-Class Simulations

David Andersen-Rodgers • May 16 2021 • Articles

While simulations are useful tools, we need to be cognizant of the potential impact that these exercises have, particularly as they relate to training future foreign policy decision-makers.

Review – Paramilitarism: Mass Violence in the Shadow of the State

John Paul Newman • Apr 30 2021 • Features

Üngör’s book presents a comprehensive account of the history and organisation of paramilitarism, tackling many of the difficulties faced when studying the subject.

A Global Movement to End Violence against Women in Politics and Public Life

Mona Lena Krook • Apr 25 2021 • Articles

Expanding global attention on violence against women provides an unprecedented opportunity to build on this momentum.

Interview – Caron E. Gentry

E-International Relations • Mar 8 2021 • Features

Professor Caron Gentry discusses the importance of International Women’s Day, the feminisation of IR, terrorism and violence.

The Rituals of a Massacre: Mapping Violence during the Rwandan Genocide

Asees Puri • Jun 24 2020 • Articles

During the Rwandan genocide, violence became the norm, and the performance of this norm was rendered relatively easy while simultaneously being socially rewarding.

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