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Ilan Danjoux

CARTOONISTS PLACE their pens on the pulse of politics. Within hours of breaking events, a daily cartoon is ready for publication. This quick turnaround allows cartoons to incorporate symbols that, even a day before, may have had little meaning or dramatically different connotations. some symbols become as enduring as American soldiers raising a flag at iwo Jima or as fleeting as the

in Political cartoons and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Tim Aistrope

WHILE PARANOID politics has received significant attention as a characteristic of American popular culture, only a handful of scholars have examined its international political dimensions. This gap is particularly notable since the paranoid psychology of enemy leaders and the conspiracy mindedness of regional cultures are regular subjects of foreign

in Conspiracy theory and American foreign policy
Brent E. Sasley

granted that the world is a secure place for First World [i.e. developed] states and their citizens’, while the same is not true for developing world countries ( Job, 1992 : 11). This chapter’s purpose is to broaden the definition of security by including regimes and societies as essential referent objects of security. Demands for social, economic and political rights across the Middle East have threatened

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Robert Jervis

were optimally designed, it will still produce many errors. Decisionmakers might be better off if they understood the limitations of intelligence but this would place them under intolerable psychological and political pressures. Similarly, decisionmakers would be better off if they could design their actions with the knowledge that the information and inferences on which they are operating may be

in Intelligence and national security policymaking on Iraq
A veiled threat
Thomas J. Butko

I N THE MIDDLE East, security is strongly influenced by politicized forms of fundamental belief systems. This chapter examines the dual role of political Islam, with specific focus on Palestine and the case of Hamas , the Islamic Resistance Movement, in the West Bank and Gaza. In this context, political Islam represents a general rejection of the Arab

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Terrorism, parliament and the ritual of proscription
Authors: Lee Jarvis and Tim Legrand

Banning them, securing us offers a rich and expansive exploration of the politics of proscribing – or banning – terrorist organisations in Britain. The book calls attention to the remarkable, and overlooked, role of proscription debates and decisions in contemporary UK politics. Using primary empirical research, the book shows how parliamentary processes of proscribing ‘illegitimate’ organisations is as much a ritual performance as it is a technique for countering political violence. This ritual, we argue, is a performance of sovereignty and powerful framing of Britain as a liberal, democratic, moderate space. Yet, it represents a paradox too. For proscription’s processes have limited democratic or judicial oversight, and its outcomes pose significant threats to democratic norms, human rights, political dissent and citizenship more broadly.

The book breaks important new ground on the politics of terrorism, counter-terrorism, security and democracy. It will be widely read by researchers and students across Security Studies, International Relations, Political Science, History, Sociology and beyond.

Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

Contrary to international law, international political theory and political philosophy paid scant attention to the ethics of intervention in the long nineteenth century. 1 As for humanitarian intervention per se, there is nothing, apart from cursory remarks by John Stuart Mill and Giuseppe Mazzini. On the wider question of intervention and non-intervention we will refer to their views and to those of Kant, Hegel and Cobden. Based on today’s distinction

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century
British relief to the Balkans, 1876–78
Rebecca Gill

sprang up to provide medical aid to Ottoman or Russian troops. The NAS, after initial hesitation, launched its own mission to the Balkans following the Serbian declaration of war against the Ottoman Empire in 1876, and again during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78. In Britain this surge of relief would occasion considerable political interest, and controversy, but it would be too

in Calculating compassion
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Michael D. Leigh

1930s and disappeared almost without trace after 1945. By 1889 43,960 students had enrolled in 2,940 public schools in Burma. Education was on the brink of transforming society. 2 Winston had dreamed of a day when networks of Wesleyan primary schools would feed mission ‘high schools and training institutions’. 3 Political antagonism and lack of resources ultimately prevented the fulfilment of his ambition. Despite this, within two years Winston had established five schools with a total of 139 pupils. 4 Three of the

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
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Michael D. Leigh

churches and Muslim mosques. Senior pongyis mounted vigorous protests, which prompted the Revolutionary Council to retreat. Confusingly, it explained that the regulation applied only to ‘religious associations’ involved in ‘political activities’. 37 By April 1964 Bishop was the last ‘front-line’ Methodist missionary in Upper Burma and the last European of any sort in Monywa. 38 Barbara Bishop had returned to Britain with their children in February. Bishop discovered only by accident that his colleague, Rev. Broxholme

in Conflict, politics and proselytism