On April 14, Reddit user nadiahamilton logged onto the Syrian Civil War subreddit to submit the following post: “4:02 am syrian time, damascus, I’m hearing some seriously loud and strong blasts. Is it happening already?” A bit later, she added an update: “EDIT: somoene in barzeh just confirmed they’re attacking that area.” The responses by… Continue reading The Reddit War
Impartiality has been one of the guiding principles of United Nations peacekeeping since the organization’s inception. This principle has been applied from the first deployment of blue helmets between Egyptian and Israeli troops in 1956, after the Suez Crisis. This operation supported the role of the UN as a facilitator of inter-state settlements. As a… Continue reading The United Nations in Mali: A New Approach to Peacekeeping?
Diaspora communities represent a unique tool to leverage host countries and compromise domestic security, but also a powerful opportunity for democracies to strengthen liberal groups opposing rising and established dictatorships. Two years have passed since the refugee wave that took European politics by storm. Since then, much of the continent’s leadership has settled on a… Continue reading Voice, and Loyalty: Leveraging Migrant Communities