Analyses

The Entanglement of Militarism and Humanitarianism Broadens the Geographies of Violence

Militarism and humanitarianism produce and justify political violence that go beyond established conflict zones or battlefields.

Reimagining Peace as a Rejection of a Militarized Status Quo 

Feminist and queer perspectives on peace challenge binary ways of thinking about peace, thereby contributing to a reimagination of what peace means.

How (Invisible) Racism Shapes U.S.-South Korea Military Relations

As a project of transnational militarism, the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) in South Korea demonstrates the invisible working of race and class hierarchies through othering North Korea as the “red enemy” and imposing the unequal burden of hosting the missile defense system on lower-class marginalized rural communities.

The Problem with Inclusion in Peacemaking Theory and Practice

A relational approach to peacemaking is better equipped to address underlying social and political conditions that fuel conflict.

Awareness of the Specific Harm Caused by Nuclear Weapons Reduces Americans’ Support for Their Use

Vivid information about the consequences of a nuclear attack reduced Americans’ support for the use of nuclear weapons on both moral and self-interested grounds.

Racism as a Foundation of the Modern World

Race and racism, empire, and slavery are foundations of the European- and American-led contemporary world order, as demonstrated by the transatlantic slave trade, racist views held by Western philosophers, and the “standard of civilization” principle. 

Protecting Civilians or Protecting the State? The Role of the Pan-African Parliament in Conflict Resolution

The PAP played an impactful role in conflict resolution in Sudan, Côte d’Ivoire, Libya, and Somalia through its internal debates, fact-finding missions, convening of various stakeholders, meetings with diplomatic representations, and periodic communications. 

Why Do U.S. Congress Members Vote for Military Spending?

Legislators’ party affiliation and the demographics of their districts account for differences in the legislative vote on military spending.

Militarization of UN Peacekeeping in Mali

The militarization of MINUSMA was reinforced by a robust peacekeeping mandate, cooperation with counterterrorism operations, and significant involvement of NATO countries.

Los sistemas de paz existentes demuestran que las relaciones intergrupales e internacionales pacíficas son posibles

Las variables particulares relacionadas con la paz parecen más fuertes en los sistemas de paz que en los sistemas que no son de paz, lo que sugiere que, de hecho, hay características recurrentes que contribuyen a las relaciones pacíficas entre las sociedades.

Private Military and Security Companies Undermine Peacebuilding Efforts

The presence of private military and security companies promotes militarization in humanitarian spaces and undermines non-militarized approaches to security.