Is democratic peace theory undermined on the cyber battlefield?
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Is democratic peace theory undermined on the cyber battlefield?

By: Archie Jobson Remote Control is a project hosted by the London-based think tank Oxford Research Group, set up to examine changes in military engagement, in particular the use of drones, special forces, private military companies and cyber warfare. They recently hosted an essay competition for participants in response to the question ‘Is remote control effective in solving … Continue reading

Turkey in the Midst of the Syrian Crisis: Security, Democracy and Secularism
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Turkey in the Midst of the Syrian Crisis: Security, Democracy and Secularism

By Gonenc Uysal: After years of civil war in Syria, that has caused more than 210,000 – mostly civilian – deaths, the international community has recently been shaken by videos of war crimes undertaken by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). These have included beheadings and mass executions, sexual slavery, child soldiers … Continue reading

The triumph of secularism in Tunisia and the democratic challenges ahead
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The triumph of secularism in Tunisia and the democratic challenges ahead

By Beatrice Tesconi: Against the backdrop of dispiriting headlines about the rise of Islamism in the wake of the ‘Arab Spring’, recent political developments in Tunisia have been hailed as a beacon of hope for a region wracked by extremism and civil war. On Sunday October 26, Tunisia held its second parliamentary elections since the … Continue reading

Call for papers: A world in flux?  Analysis and prospects for the U.S. in global security
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Call for papers: A world in flux? Analysis and prospects for the U.S. in global security

A world in flux? Analysis and prospects for the U.S. in global security  Call for papers US Foreign Policy Research Group and Strife first annual conference March 4, 2015 at King’s College London The world is in an increasing state of flux. Growing concerns over the rise of Islamic State and international tensions over Ukraine … Continue reading

Poland’s troubled Independence Day – a stumbling block to democratisation?
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Poland’s troubled Independence Day – a stumbling block to democratisation?

by Mateusz Zatoński   Each nation celebrates key dates in history its own way. On the Fourth of July, Americans gather at hot-dog eating contests and firework displays. Britain’s Remembrance Day is a more solemn affair, with the omnipresent poppy, and parades of war veterans applauded by crowds of tourists. Other countries opt for body … Continue reading