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August 19, 2017

A driver purposely plows into a group of people with intention to kill in the name of ideology. Terrorism, right?   This type of event is becoming more common, reflecting a recent trend in global terrorism of extremists steering vehicles into innocent crowd. And this i...

August 1, 2017

The United States’ commander in Chief tweet on LGBTQ soldiers incited a worldwide coverage of LGBTQ soldiers in the US and beyond. The US armed forces policy towards LGBTQ soldiers was compared to other armies. In a way, how states and armies treat the LGBTQ community...

July 26, 2017

States collecting data on their citizens and employees is a not new thing. To be a functioning state in the modern world means you have to have big databases of government employees, tax documentation, voters list, criminal records, vehicle register poll, immigration d...

July 23, 2017

Trump administration’s objection to international treaties, notably the Paris Climate Accord, the TPP, and NAFTA, raised questions on the rule of international treaties and their ability to influence states’ behavior. Poplar discourse does not view international treati...

July 19, 2017

Would you alter your behavior because you know someone is watching? What if that someone is constantly watching you? Is there a point where you just ignore the observer because you know they are always there?

Surveillance as a means of control was suggested by Jeremy Be...

July 12, 2017

One of the principal debates on the topic of the privatization of security is on the question of efficacy. Does privatizing security cost us less money? Expert opinions on the topic are divided. A simple comparison between contractors and soldiers shows that a contract...

July 7, 2017

                       

                    Map: ECFR 

Eclipsed by the war against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, news on another Middle Eastern conflict is receiving far le...

July 2, 2017

                                                     Photo credit Rande Archer/Fliker

A congressional report  release in April 2017 reveals...

June 14, 2017

Since the conclusion of WWII the international community has been working to establish an international system that facilitates collaboration among states in ways that promote human security and stability. The system is comprised of international laws, treaties, intern...

June 7, 2017

                                Photo/Steven Byles/Wikipedia

A few days ago, a coalition of Arab nations led by Saudi Arabia identified Qatar as one of the main sources of instability in the regi...

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