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Canvassing Conflict: Italian Futurism & Artistic Attitudes Toward War Avant Guerre

November 20, 2018

By Sofia Lesmes 20 November 2018  In 1909, Filippo Marinetti published a scathing manifesto on the front page of France’s Le Figaro. The manifesto stated the vision of the newly created Futurist movement, which declared that the artists would ‘glorify war.’[1] This attitude towards conflict was only one of the Futurists’ numerous beliefs, many of … Continue reading “Canvassing Conflict: Italian Futurism & Artistic Attitudes Toward War Avant Guerre”


The rule of law or rule of politics? Narratives from Timor-Leste on tip-toeing the “law”

October 5, 2018

By Sapna Reheem Shaila*   Eighteen years ago, Timor-Leste was on the tip of the tongue of every international law enthusiast along with Kosovo, when the UN set its transitional administration in the country. After Timor-Leste restored its independence, international partners, especially the UN, assisted the country in adopting new laws and institutions as part of … Continue reading “The rule of law or rule of politics? Narratives from Timor-Leste on tip-toeing the “law””


Strife Series on Cyberwarfare and State Perspectives: Strategic effectiveness in Cyberspace – Introduction

July 10, 2018

By Shivali Bhatt     Over the past couple of decades, the world has witnessed an unstoppable and almost inevitable rise in cyber-attacks and acts of digital warfare. Just over ten years ago, the Israeli government successfully disarmed the Syrian air defence system near a nuclear facility, allowing it to destroy the base without having … Continue reading “Strife Series on Cyberwarfare and State Perspectives: Strategic effectiveness in Cyberspace – Introduction”


Strife Interview – Benedetto Della Vedova, Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs: Europe’s uneasy path

February 28, 2018

Benedetto Della Vedova has been the Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation since February 28, 2014, serving in the Renzi and Gentiloni governments; he has also been a Member of the Italian Senate since 2013. He is currently competing in the Italian national elections with the +Europa (“More Europe”) political party, headed by … Continue reading “Strife Interview – Benedetto Della Vedova, Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs: Europe’s uneasy path”


World Health Day: Highlighting Healthcare in Conflict Zones

April 7, 2017

By: Emily Webster   In many modern conflicts we are witnessing an increasingly troubling issue: the flagrant disregard by state and military actors for the protection of healthcare in conflict zones. Painting a grim picture, in 2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report affirming ‘with alarming frequency a lack of respect for the … Continue reading “World Health Day: Highlighting Healthcare in Conflict Zones”


On Why General Mattis Should Decline

November 22, 2016

By: Jill R. Russell   I wrote the piece “With Rifle and Bilbliography” referenced yesterday in Tom Ricks’ Foreign Policy article on the merits of a possible selection of General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense. Reflecting on what led to that blog piece, my long observation of the man’s career, and thoughts on the … Continue reading “On Why General Mattis Should Decline”


Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part IV: Society, Resources, and Conflict in Yemen

September 21, 2016

By: Dr. Charles Schmitz In Yemen, natural resources do not cause conflicts, people do.  The relationship between natural resources and people is mediated by society such that a simple, causal relationship between resource abundance or scarcity and conflict does not exist.  In Yemen, scarcity does not cause conflict; in fact, a better case might be made … Continue reading “Resource-Induced Conflicts, Part IV: Society, Resources, and Conflict in Yemen”


Policing and counterinsurgency: A case from Manchester

September 6, 2014

By Alex Calvo: On 07 August 2013, Greater Manchester Police posted a note on Facebook describing a sexual assault in the city centre two days earlier.[1] It explained that a 27-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted at knife-point at about 0245 on a ‘night out with her friends’ after she ‘became detached from the group’. … Continue reading “Policing and counterinsurgency: A case from Manchester”


Managing an epidemic: Security implications of the Ebola outbreak. Interview with Edwin Trevathan M.D., M.P.H.

August 19, 2014

By Joana Cook, Managing Editor, Strife Interview conducted on 19 August 2014 Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H. is Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University (SLU), and Director of the Institute for Global Health and Wellbeing, where he is also Professor of Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and Neurology. He was Director … Continue reading “Managing an epidemic: Security implications of the Ebola outbreak. Interview with Edwin Trevathan M.D., M.P.H.”


CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’

February 27, 2014

     CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’  The CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’ will take place on the 6th of March, 2014. Organised by postgraduate students from the Conflict, Security and Development (CSD) programme at King’s College London (KCL) and supported by the War Studies Department, the conference will be held … Continue reading “CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’”


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