UN Peacekeeping missions are ineffective and do more harm than good”

Elisabeth Puttinger (MAIS I) UN Peacekeeping missions have their flaws and problems, which is a fact that nobody can deny. The organization is weakened by administrative problems and the crimes committed during its missions cannot...

The West’s Litmus Test: Two years after the Ukrainian Conflict

The last two years have been an undeniable cacophony of mixed political aspirations, serving as a source of horrendous migraine for some, and of course, a brilliant opportunity for others. This became evident with...

Gibraltar after Brexit: Where Will the Rock End Up?

The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union last June, commonly known as Brexit, shocked not only the world, but also many subjects of the British Crown. The territory which found itself in...

Park-GONE-Hye: What now?

March 10 will be remembered in South Korea, as the first time that a sitting President was impeached, a decision unanimously upheld by the Constitutional Court. Heavily influenced by an inner circle, Park Geun-Hye...

Internet : Faire des mots l’arme ultime

Le Net est un espace nouveau dont nous n’avons cessé, ces dernières années, de découvrir les possibilités. Cette découverte a par ailleurs été si rapide que nous pouvons difficilement imaginer aujourd’hui de vivre sans...

Comprendre et apprivoiser l’identité collective

Il est difficile de trouver une notion plus en vogue dans le débat politique et culturel contemporain que celle d’« identité ». On l’emploie, ainsi que ses avatars – l’« identité politique », l’« identité religieuse », ou...

Femmes dans la diplomatie : quels défis ?

« Ne renoncez pas avant d´avoir essayé » - voilà le message clé délivré aux futures femmes diplomates par Nathalie Loiseau, lors de sa visite à l´Académie diplomatique de Vienne en mars 2017. Diplomate expérimentée,...

How International Law was Invented over a Lunch in 1873

Determining the starting point of the discipline of international law has always been subject to controversy in the academic world. The divergent views on the genesis of international law reach from the Egyptian-Hittite Peace...

Duties of a good neighbour? Refugee policies in Jordan

The influx of Syrian refugees has seriously altered the demography of Jordan. As the refugee population continues to grow, pressure mounts on the already weakened Jordanian economy. Against this background, a recent reform was...

JUST WAR THEORY AND ISLAMIC ETHICS OF WAR – A GROWING DIVERGENCE?

International law on the use of force is deeply rooted in what is one of the dominant philosophical perspectives on the morality of war - Just War theory. The doctrine has its origins in...