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Strife Series on The Funding of Terrorism – Introduction

July 31, 2019

by Alexandra Roberts 1 August 2019   Editorial We have all seen the outcome of violent acts of terrorism . The attacks of 11 September 2001 were among the largest coordinated assaults that had ever been carried out. In the near two decades that have since passed, there has been a sustained multi-national effort to … Continue reading “Strife Series on The Funding of Terrorism – Introduction”


Donald Trump: A Unique Figure in the History of U.S. Foreign Policy?

by Nicole Brodie 31 July 2019 “Our plan will put America First. Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo. As long as we are led by politicians who will not put America First, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat America with respect.” This quote, from the 2016 Republican National Convention, … Continue reading “Donald Trump: A Unique Figure in the History of U.S. Foreign Policy?”


Does the History of Britain’s Relationship with Europe mean that Brexit was Inevitable?

July 26, 2019

by Ryan Chan 26 July 2019   In most analyses regarding the 2016 Referendum, Britain’s legacy of Exceptionalism and Empire is commonly cited as a crucial reason for the 2016 Referendum by critics and proponents alike. Yet this article will problematise the claim that Brexit was historically inevitable as it dismisses crucial explanations on the … Continue reading “Does the History of Britain’s Relationship with Europe mean that Brexit was Inevitable?”


Internet Sovereignty as a Gateway to Global Norms: The Battle over Global Internet Governance

July 18, 2019

by Eve Gleeson 18 July 2019 Introduction The Internet’s essence as “open, global, [and] borderless” has complicated attempts toward international cooperation on Internet governance. Many authoritarian states with comprehensive cybersecurity policies and strategies regard the Internet as a tool to monitor and quell internal dissent that may threaten regime stability, while liberal democracies, especially those … Continue reading “Internet Sovereignty as a Gateway to Global Norms: The Battle over Global Internet Governance”


Feature – Shabiha in Syria and Titushki in Ukraine as Elements of Authoritarian Control

July 15, 2019

by Daria Platonova 15 July 2019 Introduction Incumbent authoritarian regimes[1] can use a variety of tools to protect the status quo and their hold on power. Among those tools is the deployment of groups of armed civilians to disperse political protest that threatens to dislodge the regime and disrupt that status quo. A comparison can … Continue reading “Feature – Shabiha in Syria and Titushki in Ukraine as Elements of Authoritarian Control”


The Forgotten Casualties: The Indirect Gendered Consequences of Explosive Violence on Civilian Populations

July 9, 2019

by Miles Cameron Hunter 9 July 2019 Explosive violence is a feature of most contemporary armed conflicts. It comes in many forms: from mortars and airstrikes, to landmines and suicide bombings. Tragically, it is civilians who face the brunt. There is little sign of this trend abating: the casualty monitor run by Action on Armed … Continue reading “The Forgotten Casualties: The Indirect Gendered Consequences of Explosive Violence on Civilian Populations”


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