British foreign policy expert James Strong discusses the history and evolution of the War Powers Convention and how this concept applies to the UK’s use of remote warfare.
Many studies on the motivations of Islamic State foreign fighters emphasise the role of low socio-economic prospects. But interviews with fighters suggest greater attention should be given to the role of religiosity.
Defence and security expert Christopher Spearin discusses the use of private military and security companies by states and the implications of this trend for international security.
Recently there has been a dramatic increase of transnational insurgents fighting in wars. How are those fighting in Syria different from foreign fighters who fought in the previous jihadist wars?
Award-winning reporter Jakob Sheikh talks about his work interviewing the Danes who travelled to Iraq and Syria to join the jihad.
Jonathan Gilmore, an expert on applied global ethics, discusses how cosmopolitan thought has influenced the way militaries perform civilian protection, and whether we may witness the emergence of an armed […]
Distinguished scholar Benjamin A. Valanetino discusses why and how America’s security strategy has become so unsustainable and the ways in which this can be amended.
The Islamic State’s loss of the territory does not mean that has been defeated. Rather, it presents several new challenges to those trying to contain the threat of the Islamic State.
In spite of early signs of progress, 2016 saw damaging levels of wartime environmental damage. Will 2017 be any different? Marking the UN’s international day on conflict and the environment […]
Dr. Yaniv Voller is a Lecturer in the Politics of the Middle East at the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent. Prior to that he was a […]