"International Law of Armed Conflict"
14 Jul 2014
Japan’s Rising Security Challenges
Author: Barry Desker, Bhubhindar Singh
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary examines the government of Japan’s reinterpretation of the country’s constitution in July 2014, which overturned the state’s self-imposed ban on the right to provide military assistance to an ally under attack, and its implications fo...
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30 Jun 2014
Gender in Peacekeeping
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
This is a manual intended to help practitioners working in peacekeeping missions in Africa promote gender equality.
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27 Jun 2014
The Fight against Hamas
Author: Pnina Sharvit Baruch
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This brief examines the legality of some of the measures that could be adopted by Israel in the West Bank in retaliation for the abduction of three teenagers in June 2014.
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26 Jun 2014
Watch This Space: ‘Collective Self-defense,’ Constitutional Reinterpretation, and Japan’s Security Policy
Author: Adam P Liff
Pacific Forum CSIS
This paper discusses how Japan has interpreted Article 9 of its constitution, which essentially renounces war as Japan's sovereign right and forbids it from threatening or using force to settle international disputes.
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16 Jun 2014
Military Options in Iraq
Author: Louisa Brooke-Holland
House of Commons Library
In light of the success in Iraq of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIS) against the Iraqi state forces in June 2014, this note summarizes what has been said by UK and US politicians regarding the possible military options to deal with th...
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12 Jun 2014
End Sexual Violence in Conflict
Author: Emanuela Mangiarotti
Security & Defence Agenda (SDA)
This paper summarizes a June 2014 panel discussion on ending the use of rape and sexual violence in conflict.
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3 Jun 2014
The “Obama Doctrine” and the Pivot
Author: Ralph A Cossa
Pacific Forum CSIS
This brief analyzes the content of President Barack Obama's May 2014 speech at the US Military Academy at West Point and what it reveals about 1) the future direction of US foreign policy, and 2) the current administration's willingness to use milita...
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Limiting Armed Drone Proliferation
Author: Micah Zenko, Sarah Kreps
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
This report argues that the US should 1) adopt a strategy that limits the global proliferation of armed drones, and 2) ensures their use is consistent with international law and norms.
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A Western Strategy for Libya
Author: Wolfgang Pusztai
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) /
German Marshall Fund of The United States (GMF)
This brief recommends ways for the West to assist Libya's ongoing democratic transition.
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Human Security Twenty Years On
Author: Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
This paper discusses the relevance, trajectory and potential of human security twenty years after the concept was introduced in the UNDP Human Development Report of 1994.
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