Archive 16

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Security Implications of the Recent US Midterms

A recent article written by Daniel Byman for Lawfare last week analyses the possible security implications of the recent US midterm election results. Byman suggests that having a Democrat-controlled House may assist in decreasing the risk of terrorism, limiting post-9/11 wars and restoring coherence to US Middle East policy. The full article is available here.

“The Army Signal Corps Must Change its Culture”

A new blog post on the Small Wars Journal website, written by active serviceman Colonel Joseph Pishock, identifies numerous cultural issues with the current US Signal Corps. Colonel Pishock argues that the Corps is at a crossroads, and that its purpose – either to comply with network security directives, or accomplish missions while accepting prudent risk – is […]

New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 29, No. 3) published

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (EJIL) has recently been published. The overarching theme for this issue is “Perpetrators and Victims of War” – as previously detailed by EJIL Editor-in-Chief Joseph Weiler here – and the full table of contents is available on the Journal’s website here. The free access article included in this issue is “International Criminal Justice as a Peace Project” by Melbourne Law School Senior Fellow Frederic Megret.

US Pushes for Cease-Fire in Yemen

The US Secretaries of State and Defense have recently called for a cease-fire in Yemen, Foreign Policy reports. At an event held at the United States Institute of Peace on October 30, Secretary of Defence James Mathis appeared to indicate a 30-day deadline for a cease-fire between conflicting parties in the region: In a separate press statement, Secretary […]

New articles on WPS of note

The following recent articles on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda may be of note to APCML readers: ‘Why WPS? Why Now?  This article published on the IPI Global Observatory website takes stock of the WPS agenda on its 18th anniversary (31 October 2018), and identifies why it is still of crucial significance today: […]

  • Peace and Gender podcast: what happens to women in post-conflict environments 

A new post on the Monash GPS Peace and Gender podcast discusses PhD student research examining how women experience post-conflict environments.

New ICRC blog post: ‘Respect for the Dead under Islamic Law’

A new post on the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law & Policy blog by Dr Ahmed Al-Dawoody analyses the challenges for forensics specialists attending to the proper and dignified management of the dead during situations of armed conflict. These matters assume particular significance noting that two thirds of current armed conflicts are taking place in Muslim contexts. The full post […]

Venezuela referred to the ICC Prosecutor

Since February 2018, the ongoing situation in Venezuela has been the subject of a Preliminary Examination by the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. On 26 September 2018, however, a coalition of States Parties to the Rome Statute referred the Venezuelan situation to the ICC, requesting an investigation into the possible commission of […]

‘Welcome to the first War Zone Ebola Crisis’

A new Foreign Policy article scrutinises the continuation of armed conflict in the DRC amid an ongoing Ebola outbreak, as previously reported by APCML below. The author explains that because Ebola responders (including international NGOs) cannot move about freely due to various conflict-related threats, they cannot deploy tactics that have succeeded in halting prior epidemics. The full […]

UAE: senior military leaders meet to discuss laws of war

This week, more than 120 senior military leaders from 80+ countries met in Abu Dhabi to discuss the laws of war at the annual Senior Workshop on International Rules Governing Military Operations (SWIRMO) jointly hosted by the ICRC and UAE Ministry of Defence. It was the first time the SWIRMO has been held in the Middle […]

‘How Identity Affects the Internal Threats Aid Workers Face’

A new post on the ICRC’s Humanitarian Law & Policy blog by Adelicia Fairbanks highlights the issue of aid worker vulnerability to internal security threats from their colleagues – particularly sexual violence.

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