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Militarization and Accountability on the United States-Mexico Border

December 28, 2018

By Carly Greenfield 28 December 2018   On 21 November, a jury in Arizona found Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz not guilty in the involuntary manslaughter of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, a Mexican teenager shot and killed by Swartz in October of 2012. Swartz fired from the United States side of the border in Nogales, Arizona, … Continue reading “Militarization and Accountability on the United States-Mexico Border”


Gaza, Israel, and Netanyahu’s Latest Coalition Crisis

December 21, 2018

By Lauren Mellinger 21 December 2018   This past tumultuous month in Israeli politics challenged two key assumptions about Israel’s long-serving prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. First, despite speculation in recent months that the Netanyahu-era is drawing to a close, it is certainly not over yet. Perhaps of greater significance is the second element to emerge … Continue reading “Gaza, Israel, and Netanyahu’s Latest Coalition Crisis”


Who’s Driving This Train? Intelligent Autonomy and Law

December 19, 2018

By Jessica ‘Zhanna’ Malekos Smith 19 December 2018    In August 2018 the United Nations Group of Governmental Experts (UN GGE) held their second session on autonomous weapons systems in Geneva. The delegation examined a variety of subjects on human-machine interface, accountability, and intelligent autonomy. This article first describes the concept of intelligent autonomy and … Continue reading “Who’s Driving This Train? Intelligent Autonomy and Law”


A Man’s World: Masculinity in International Politics

December 7, 2018

By Eve Gleeson 7 December 2018 International politics is a man’s world. The practice of international relations, defined by constant efforts to identify and solve bilateral, multilateral, and global issues, has historically been guided by initiatives reflective of the experiences, interests, and characteristics of Western hegemonic masculinity.   Besides the practice itself, membership and leadership ranging from … Continue reading “A Man’s World: Masculinity in International Politics”


Mexico City: Surveillance Technologies in New Urban Battlespaces

December 4, 2018

By Luis Losada Simón-Ricart 4 December 2018   Over the past few years, Mexico has significantly increased the number of CCTV systems in its security forces in an attempt to combat crime. This has led to a complicated discussion on the relationship between security and liberty in security studies, and it raises the question of … Continue reading “Mexico City: Surveillance Technologies in New Urban Battlespaces”


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