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What does Trump’s victory mean for NATO?

November 10, 2016

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The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America casts a shadow of uncertainty over the future of the NATO alliance. His boisterous claims that some NATO allies should pay up in order to enjoy America’s protection make for uncomfortable reading today in many European capitals. Unless rebuked, they could strike a […]

Why do civil wars tend to defy traditional approaches to ‘conflict resolution’?

October 12, 2015

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There is agreement in the field of conflict studies that intrastate wars are different from interstate wars. The literature, however, is largely inconsistent when it comes to the study of civil wars, in that while some scholars analyse civil war as a whole, others prefer to analyse ethnic civil war in particular. This discrepancy may […]

‘War is Terrorism with a Bigger Budget.’ A discussion.

February 10, 2013

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“Throwing a bomb is bad, dropping a bomb is good; Terror, no need to add, Depends on who’s wearing the hood.” In order to examine and put this statement to the test it is necessary to focus on the concept of terrorism rather than that of war. This is because of the two concepts, it […]