War

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 – Time Is A Mother

Martin Duffy • Sep 22 2022 • Features

This poetry collection includes themes of personal loss and mortality that also provide insights into broader political struggles and conflicts in IR.

Review – Feminist Solutions for Ending War

Madita Standke-Erdmann • Sep 8 2022 • Features

This book presents a wide variety of solutions to war that are grounded in feminist theory, and promotes awareness and discourse on the issue.

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 – Chris Blattman

E-International Relations • Jul 27 2022 • Features

Chris Blattman discusses the causes and unlikeliness of armed conflict and how it can be avoided.

The Historicization of International Relations: Evolving a Museology of War and Peace

Martin Duffy • Jan 31 2022 • Articles

Global history’s dark heritage can be lightened by telling the shared history of peacemaking, rather than focusing on war.

Remote Warfare: A Debate Worth the Buzz?

Despite its definitional and conceptual ambiguities, remote warfare scholarship has invited creative thinking on many different issues connected to conflict.

Review Feature – Temporality in International Relations

Asli Calkivik • Dec 9 2021 •

The two books in this feature provide a policy-focussed and theoretical analyses of the phenomenon of temporality, highlighting its importance and complexity when applied to IR.

Will China-US Great Power Competition Lead to War? A Thomistic Perspective

Andrew Latham • Aug 12 2021 • Articles

It is reasonable to expect that China will intensify its strategic campaign to displace the US in the Indo-Pacific and as the hegemonic power on the world stage.

Outsourcing Death, Sacrifice and Remembrance: The Socio-Political Effects of Remote Warfare

Malte Riemann and Norma Rossi • Feb 19 2021 • Articles

Remote warfare removes war from certain privileged spaces and times, even at the price of maintaining a limitless condition of war elsewhere.

The Remote Warfare Paradox: Democracies, Risk Aversion and Military Engagement

Jolle Demmers and Lauren Gould • Jun 20 2020 • Articles

Western democracies’ claims to the moral high ground in respect to the brutality of war are uncalled for. There is no such thing as sophisticated violence.

Remote Warfare and the Utility of Military and Security Contractors

Christopher Kinsey and Helene Olsen • Jun 20 2020 • Articles

There are important ethical, political and legal concerns with military contracting. The most serious of these is the fear that it will lead to a democratic deficit.

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