Liberal Interventionism and the Crisis of International Law

Julian Fisher // When the United States...enforced international law against an aggressive Iraq and brought war criminals to trial in Yugoslavia, all while embarking on its own aggressive wars and committing its own war crimes...left the lasting impression...that the international system is neither value-neutral nor necessarily liberal but merely subservient to hegemonic power. 

Russia’s Invasion A Year Later: How Putin Could Have Secured His Strategic Aims at a Smaller Cost

Jacob Bosen // Russia missed an opportunity by not utilizing the same tactics that the Soviet Union frequently deployed during the Cold War known as active measures. Political warfare and protracted conflict should have been Russia’s choice of weapons against the United States and Ukraine, not direct military conflict.

State-Sponsored Terrorism Is Back

Simeone Miller // As the United States faces strategic competition, it must be prepared to respond to the likely increase of state-sponsored terrorism in the coming years. In doing so, it must be cognizant of the blowback of responding to these threats with either unconventional or conventional military force as it has with Salafi-Jihadist terrorists. In lieu, it should be restrained and develop alternative means to engage in the return of state-sponsored terrorism through diplomacy, law enforcement, and intelligence cooperation.

The Importance of Gender Mainstreaming in Military Spaces

Girogia Piantanida // If the army vows to be fighting for freedom, equality and justice, then it cannot itself be against those values by excluding women and/or segregating them to low skilled positions. To fight for certain ideals, the military itself has a duty to represent those ideals.