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Former U.S. Special Forces were reportedly hired to kill Yemen’s leaders. Did the government know?
We're all in trouble if exporting hit squads becomes the new normal.
Not my title but my reaction to reports of PMSCs in Yemen.
What Serena Williams’s defeat tells us about the criminal-justice system
Sure, she broke the rules. But the issue at stake is the discretion of rule enforcers.
Privatizing the U.S. effort in Afghanistan seemed a bad idea. Now it’s even worse.
Here's why the oversight of armed contingency contractors seems uncertain.
A little more about why we should not look to privatize the war Afghanistan.
Mentorship as Activism – Remembering Dr. Lee Ann Fujii | Duck of Minerva
Why Do States Use Sexual Torture against Political Prisoners? Evidence from Saddam Hussein's Prisons | Journal of Global Security Studies | Oxford Academic
Abstract. What motivates officials of government security agencies to use sexual torture against political prisoners? This article analyzes a sample of thirty-
Rethinking Secrecy in Cyberspace: The Politics of Voluntary Attribution | Journal of Global Security Studies | Oxford Academic
Abstract. Cyberspace affords actors unprecedented opportunities to carry out operations under a cloak of anonymity. Why do perpetrators sometimes forgo these o
How Assad Won the Syrian Civil War Before It Began
Political Violence at a Glance
Guest post by Eric Mosinger. In recent months, many observers of the still-smoldering civil war in Syria have concluded that Bashar al-Assad’s triumph, once unthinkable, now appears inevitable. How…
Legacy of divide and rule strategies. Rule, but little else.
Exclusive: Transgender Emiratis fight for recognition after reassignment surgery abroad
Ali and Salem believe 2016 change in the law should permit their legal change from women to men
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How Ukraine is Fighting Corruption One Heart Stent at a Time
A lesson in tackling a colossal problem with small, pragmatic measures.
How Ukraine Is Fighting Corruption One Heart Stent at a Time
Unless It Changes, Capitalism Will Starve Humanity By 2050
We need to build a new system: one that will balance economic growth with sustainability and human flourishing.
Lecturer, International Relations at The Australian National University
Syria’s Government Prepares a Climactic Attack on the Last Rebel Stronghold
“People are terrified. The battle for Idlib will be soaked in blood.”
Naila and the Uprising
When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a young woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom.
Millions of protesters turned out in June — more than in any month since Trump’s inauguration.
Held from Homer, Alaska, to Brownsville, Tex., the scores of LGBTQ Pride and Families Belong Together marches pushed up the totals dramatically.
Bill and Boris: A Window Into a Most Important Post-Cold War Relationship
Texas NatSec Review
Texas National Security Review
Against the backdrop of an enormous power differential between their two countries, Clinton and Yeltsin established a close personal rapport. They used those positive feelings to interact effectively even when they were being frank in their...
The Afghan War Is No Place to Turn a Profit
Erik Prince thinks 6,000 mercenaries can do what 110,000 troops could not. That’s a deadly mistake.
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The impact of gender and race bias in AI
Humanitarian Law & Policy
What does bias in AI decision algorithms and face recognition algorithms mean for the development and use of autonomous weapons in armed conflict?
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