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International Women’s Day Special: an Interview with Professor Vivienne Jabri

March 8, 2019

By Sofia Lesmes 8 March 2019   In a special International Women’s Day edition, Strife’s Sofia Lesmes sat down with Professor Vivienne Jabri to discuss the legacy of International Women’s Day, the intersection of feminism and the arts, and feminism’s important role in conflict and its study. Professor Vivienne Jabri is a professor of International … Continue reading “International Women’s Day Special: an Interview with Professor Vivienne Jabri”


India and Pakistan on the Brink of War at Jammu and Kashmir: What Role for China?

March 6, 2019

By Axel Dessein 6 March 2019 Next to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war and the premature ending of Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in Vietnam’s Hanoi, it seems somewhat odd that the risk of war between the two nuclear-armed countries India and Pakistan was only the third newsworthy item last week. In … Continue reading “India and Pakistan on the Brink of War at Jammu and Kashmir: What Role for China?”


Can the Trump Peace Plan Survive Political Upheaval in Israel’s Upcoming Elections?

March 4, 2019

By Lauren Mellinger 4 March 2019   As Israelis prepare to vote on April 9, the Trump administration has announced that at long last, the U.S. peace plan, which President Trump has referred to as ‘the deal of the century’, will be unveiled in April. The fate of the plan however, and of the prospect … Continue reading “Can the Trump Peace Plan Survive Political Upheaval in Israel’s Upcoming Elections?”


In the Line of Fire: A Conversation with Photojournalist Fabiola Ferrero

March 1, 2019

By Atina Dimitrova 1 March 2019    Caracas-born war photographer Fabiola Ferrero talks to Atina Dimitrova about her dangerous career and how she deals with documenting tragedy.   As fifteen guerrillas surrounded her and forced her to hand over her protective vest, gas mask, helmet and camera equipment, Fabiola Ferrero tried to block the anxiety … Continue reading “In the Line of Fire: A Conversation with Photojournalist Fabiola Ferrero”


Will India and Pakistan Go To War?

February 28, 2019

By Saawani Raje 28 February 2019    “Will India and Pakistan ever go to war?” This question has gained new significance since Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets early on the morning of 27th February and captured the pilot of one. For Pakistan, this escalation makes sense if you consider the escalation pyramid explained … Continue reading “Will India and Pakistan Go To War?”


Is Balakot a Point of No Return? Revisiting Asymmetric Escalation in South Asia

By Kamaldeep Singh Sandhu 28 February 2019    The current situation In the early hours of 26 February 2019, twelve Indian Mirage-2000 aircrafts carried out an air raid in Balakot, Pakistan, in retaliation of a suicide attack on India’s Central Reserve Police Force (paramilitary force used for internal security) convoy in Pulwama near Srinagar in Jammu … Continue reading “Is Balakot a Point of No Return? Revisiting Asymmetric Escalation in South Asia”


Conscription Reform and the Future of Military Manpower in Turkey

February 12, 2019

By Onur Kara 12 February 2019   The military draft is making headlines again following several decades in decline. France seeks to re-introduce the national service and several gulf Arab states went ahead with implementing conscription despite their relatively small populations. Even Tunisia, known for maintaining a modest army, had a debate about making the … Continue reading “Conscription Reform and the Future of Military Manpower in Turkey”


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”


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