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Strife Feature – A Beginners Guide to the Musical Scales of Cyberwar

December 28, 2016

By: Jessica “Zhanna” Malekos Smith Whether you are a cybersecurity professional, policymaker, or student, this article is a beginner’s guide to understanding the ‘musical scales’ of cyberwar. As such, it addresses what constitutes a use of force in cyberspace and how states may lawfully respond. Understanding the legal confines of offensive and defensive cyber operations … Continue reading “Strife Feature – A Beginners Guide to the Musical Scales of Cyberwar”


Strife Series on Grand Strategy, part V: A Machiavellian approach towards Mexico’s strategic dilemmas

December 23, 2016

By: llexis Herrera On 31 August 2016, when the President of Mexico announced that he would receive Donald J. Trump that very day to hold a private meeting at the Official Residence of “Los Pinos”, few in Mexico believed what they were witnessing. Their own President had recognised the political stature of a foreign political … Continue reading “Strife Series on Grand Strategy, part V: A Machiavellian approach towards Mexico’s strategic dilemmas”


Strife Series, Grand Strategy, Part IV: Implications of Trump’s Grand Strategy for U.S. Military Engagement in Africa

December 21, 2016

By Tony Manganello International relations scholars and observers have been clamouring to characterise the growing engagement of world powers on the continent of Africa as a ‘new scramble for Africa,’ dredging up the spectre of neo-colonialism. This sentiment has been fueled by recent developments such as the creation of a new U.S. combatant Africa Command … Continue reading “Strife Series, Grand Strategy, Part IV: Implications of Trump’s Grand Strategy for U.S. Military Engagement in Africa”


Reforming the Republic of Turkey: Erdoğan’s Power Project

December 20, 2016

By Kyle R.Brady After the military-led July 2016 coup attempt failed to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in July 2016, a counter-coup effort was initiated by Erdogan to remove any alleged co-conspirators from power. At the time, Erdoğan’s retaliation was expected but the initial response was still overblown, with structurally damaging and problematic consequences to … Continue reading “Reforming the Republic of Turkey: Erdoğan’s Power Project”


Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Part III: What a Trump victory means for South Asia

December 18, 2016

By Jonata Anicetti In the past few weeks, much has been said about how U.S. Grand Strategy could change with respect to Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and China now that Donald Trump will become the next U.S. President in January 2017. Much less attention has been given to how Trump would deal with a … Continue reading “Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Part III: What a Trump victory means for South Asia”


Strife Feature, Abstract: A Beginners Guide to the Musical Scales of Cyberwar

December 15, 2016

By: Jessica “Zhanna” Malekos Smith In Strife’s long-form feature piece for December, Jessica Malekos Smith writes about the beginner’s guide to the ‘musical scales’ of cyberwar. Using the analogy of a piano keyboard, her article aims to promote an understanding of what constitutes a use of force in cyberspace and how a state may lawfully … Continue reading “Strife Feature, Abstract: A Beginners Guide to the Musical Scales of Cyberwar”


Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Part II: Is Trump saying “Sayonara” to U.S. Grand Strategy in East Asia?

December 14, 2016

By Andrea Fischetti U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s statements on foreign policy often contradict both his own past statements and those of his national security advisers. However, one thing has remained consistent over time, and that is Trump’s view of East Asia. Accordingly, the new Republican administration will likely call for decreased U.S. involvement in East … Continue reading “Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Part II: Is Trump saying “Sayonara” to U.S. Grand Strategy in East Asia?”


Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Part I: Donald Trump’s Grand Strategy

December 12, 2016

By: Brian Babb In the aftermath of the outcome of U.S. election, fears abound about deteriorating race relations, constitutional abuses of power, and increasing polarization under a Trump administration. Outside of the U.S., fears relate to such questions as “What is Trump’s foreign policy agenda?” and “What is his grand strategy?” It would be easy … Continue reading “Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Part I: Donald Trump’s Grand Strategy”


Elite Loyalty: The Durability of Ideological Bonds in the Islamic State

December 11, 2016

By: William McHenry During the last decade, the United States (U.S.) has engaged in protracted military conflicts with Islamist extremist groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS). In Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. committed immense resources to counter-insurgency campaigns waged against such extremist groups. Throughout these military campaigns, policymakers have focused on improving the US and … Continue reading “Elite Loyalty: The Durability of Ideological Bonds in the Islamic State”


Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Introduction: Whither Grand Strategy?

December 9, 2016

By: John A. Pennell In light of recent Western political developments—“Brexit,” Trump’s U.S. electoral victory, rise of populist and/or far-right movements across Europe—coupled with an assertive China, a resurgent Russia, bolder actions from Iran and North Korea, continued terrorist threats from ISIS and its affiliates, and an ongoing refugee crisis emanating from Africa and the … Continue reading “Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Introduction: Whither Grand Strategy?”


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