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Deepening ties and securitising cyberspace
Maryanne Kelton and Zac Rogers

Introduction: Strengthening the alliance Obama’s politics of liberal internationalism promoted the rule of law, free trade and democratic values throughout the Asia Pacific. At the same time, his pragmatic realism was designed to secure the United States’ position in the region. This approach extended to deepening ties with regional allies and fostering the growth and corporatisation of US cyber capability. On both counts, he found a willing ally in Australia. Obama’s specific legacy, then, was to consolidate US–Australia political and economic relations

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
Adrian Millar

Introduction Using interview material, in this chapter I examine the rationalisations involved in the imaginary dimension of republican relations with socially and politically significant others, 1 principally members of the Protestant community, 2 and in so doing demonstrate the power of a Lacanian model for conflict analysis. Imaginary relations are

in Socio-ideological fantasy and the Northern Ireland conflict
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Ahmad H. Sa’di

MUP REVISED PROOF – <STAGE>, 08/20/2013, SPi 4 Divide et impera Categorizing citizens In chapter 2, following Michel Foucault, I argued that an overriding concern of Israel, like all modern states, is the population (bio-politics), although the population at the centre of Israel’s concern overlaps neither with those who live within its boundaries nor with those holding its citizenship (see chapters 1 and 2). Nevertheless, it has been energetically engaged since its inception in the collection of data – its storage, classification and categorization – according

in Thorough surveillance
Paul R. Pillar

sclerotic power structures of the Middle East and hasten the spread of more liberal politics and economics in the region. If the entire body of official intelligence analysis on Iraq had a policy implication, it was to avoid war—or, if war was going to be launched, to prepare for a messy aftermath. What is most remarkable about prewar US intelligence on Iraq is not that it got things wrong and thereby misled

in Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq
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An endangered legacy
Matteo Dian

injected a high degree of uncertainty into the bilateral relationship, causing perceptions of declining American influence in the region, especially in the economic realm. Obama’s relations with Japan can be divided into several phases. During the period from January 2009 to March 2011, and particularly the tenure of former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (September 2009–June 2010), the Obama administration had a difficult relationship with the government led by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). Hatoyama’s intention of promoting political equidistance between

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
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Telling autoethnographic stories
Ronit Lentin

social, economic and political organisation (Back 2007: 23). Miki’s oldest brother, Dr Motti Salzberger, an ear, nose and throat specialist, who was often summoned to fish out bones from Jewish throats on Friday nights, became a respected Jerusalem physician, with many wealthy Jerusalem Palestinian patients. Motti married Vera, a beautiful Jewish Russian revolutionary, and they opened their Jerusalem home to artists and writers. He left her for another woman, and after his death, his widow married one of his wealthy Palestinian patients. His children met their

in Co-memory and melancholia
Contested Nakba narratives as an ongoing process
Ronit Lentin

2001). Introduction In Chapter 5 I discussed Israeli Jewish scholars, activists and writers speaking about Palestine in general as part of the construction of a specific Israeli-Jewish self. I now turn to a central strand of Israeli research on Palestine and the Palestinians, the revisionist histories of the 1948 war, spearheaded in the 1980s by historians Benny Morris and Avi Shlaim, and political scientist Ilan Pappe. Pappe, whose political credentials include robust support for Palestinian selfdetermination and the one-state solution, posits the importance of

in Co-memory and melancholia
Edwin Bacon, Bettina Renz and Julian Cooper

the securitisation approach, it does not come as a surprise that the military intervention in Chechnya in 1999 was initially conveyed discursively in strongly securitised language. After all, the advocating and use of military means to counter a security threat is the epitome of asserting that an issue belongs in the security realm and disregarding the procedures of ‘normal politics’. However, the analysis in this chapter of the events in Chechnya through the prism of the securitisation framework advocated in this book serves an important purpose. First, a study of

in Securitising Russia
Anca Mihaela Pusca

concept of shock within a political context, he was perhaps also the one who marked the beginning of the transition from a negative to a positive connotation of shock, by acknowledging that shock was a necessary part of modernity, one that was not likely to go away soon and one in which the individual could even be able to rejoice. Slowing down the process of shock and absorption of shock can allow the individual important insights into the nature of change and modern society and create a space where shock becomes a period of revelation, of awakening and realization of

in Revolution, democratic transition and disillusionment
America and Trump in the Asia Pacific
Ketan Patel and Christian Hansmeyer

options in the face of US repositioning and China’s increasing economic, political and military activity (as indeed will other countries in the region). What makes this current transition particularly risky is what can be called an overt “Extreme Asymmetric Risk” approach, which passes economic and security risks to America’s counterparties and allies while capturing disproportionate benefits for incurring neutral to low risk to the US homeland. Of course, maximising benefits and minimising risk is the goal of nearly every sensible foreign policy, it is the one

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific