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Do Drone Strike Assassinations Render Conceptions of ‘Just War’ Redundant? War on Terror drone policies problematise classic Just War (JW) approaches. However, JW theory inspired international law itself has the ability to ensure accountability. Veiled Colonialism: A Feminist Criticism of the Half the Sky Movement By exercising both the Western colonialist stance and discursive colonialism, “Half the Sky” acts as a roadblock for the very women it supports. Yemen’s Water Scarcity as a Threat to National Security

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The Duck of Minerva Dear all, I'm currently the program chair for ISA Midwest 2014. The conference will take place from November 7th to 9th at the Hilton Ballpark in St. Louis. This is a fabulous conference - one I'd really recommend for all scholars but one that is especially inviting for junior scholars. Consolidating Kurdish Power in Turkey and Syria Recently, Kurds on each side of the Turkey-Syria border have made significant advances in their quest for autonomy. In Turkey, those gains were won at the ballot box, while in Syria they were won on the battlefield. After garnering global sympathy and the support of U.S. airpower with their defense of Kobani against a formidable siege by the Islamic State (also called ISIS), Syria’s Kurds went on to capture the strategic town of Tel Abyad from ISIS on June 15.

Strengthening democracy through private enterprise and market oriented reform Sparking Debate on Economic Policy in Nepal Samriddhi wins an award at the Asia Liberty Forum in Kuala Lumpur. By Sarita Sapkota, Samriddhi List of ongoing armed conflicts Locations[1] of ongoing conflicts around the world, January 2014 Major wars and civil unrest, 1,000+ deaths per year Minor skirmishes and conflicts, fewer than 1000 deaths per year The following is a list of ongoing armed conflicts that are taking place around the world and which continue to result in violent deaths. This list is for the sole purpose of identifying present-day conflicts and the death toll associated with each conflict.

Censoring on one end, "outliers" on the other, what can we do with the middle? - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science This post was written by Phil. A medical company is testing a cancer drug. They get a 16 genetically identical (or nearly identical) rats that all have the same kind of tumor, give 8 of them the drug and leave 8 untreated…or maybe they give them a placebo, I don’t know; is there a placebo effect in rats?. Anyway, after a while the rats are killed and examined. If the tumors in the treated rats are smaller than the tumors in the untreated rats, then all of the rats have their blood tested for dozens of different proteins that are known to be associated with tumor growth or suppression.

Vision of Humanity through See the latest peace news and research Contact us Vision of Humanity is an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). IEP have offices in New York and Sydney. 521 - Cartography’s Favourite Map Monster: the Land Octopus by Frank Jacobs Over the centuries, the high seas have served as a blank canvas for cartographers’ worst nightmares. They have dotted the oceans with a whole crypto-zoo of island-sized whales, deathly seductive mermaids, giant sea serpents, and many more - a whole panoply of heraldic horrors. As varied as this marine bestiary is, mapmakers have settled on a single, favourite species for land-based beastliness: the octopus. Real octopi are sea creatures, of course. But the Cartographic Land Octopus - CLO for short - need not worry about being in the right ecosphere.

Selahattin Demirtas: Turkey's 'Kurdish Obama' on celebrity, Syria, Abdullah Ocalan and the PKK On the streets of Diyarbakir in the Kurdish heartland of southern Turkey, Selahattin Demirtas cannot walk the streets without being swamped by locals begging him to take selfies with them. On the rare occasion when the 42-year-old Kurdish leader – whose Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) won 13% of the vote in June's elections – is able to go out without his bodyguards, he dons a hat and sunglasses to avoid being recognised on the bus. "I came from the public world and I'm still part of it – I want to do my own grocery shopping," he joked. In a few short months, Demirtas has gone from an admittedly already popular Kurdish politician to one of the most visible men in Turkey. In securing 13% of the vote, the Kurds made history by passing a 10% threshold for political representation that was instituted precisely to keep them out of the government. "We tried to create hope.

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