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Is the world ready to privatize peace? Or more precisely, is the United Nations (UN) ready to contract-out peacekeeping/support/making operations to private military firms (PMF)? Kofi Annan did not think so in 1998 (Fidler ...
The Ethical Witness: The International Committee of the Red Cross
How are we to understand the ethics of humanitarian organizations as they act as witnesses to situations of armed conflict? How do the ethics of a humanitarian organization influence its silence or speech with regard to ...
Middle Power Pull: Can Middle Powers Use Public Diplomacy to Ameliorate the Image of the West?
This paper addresses whether or not Western middle power states are capable of making an effective, significant contribution to ameliorating the image of the West via public diplomacy. Public diplomacy, often incorrectly ...
Geopolitics, the Revolution in Military Affairs, and the Bush Doctrine
Beier (2006) argues that the framing and selection of targets has changed the social depth of warfare; enlarging the potential participants in warfare, not least because ‘surgical strikes’ with precision guided weapons ...