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Pakistan’s Democracy at 70: A Critical Juncture?

Written by Filippo Boni.

On 28 July, less than three weeks before Pakistan celebrated the 70th anniversary of independence, the country was holding its breath regarding the… 1,211 more words


Crisis in US Civil-Military Relations? Not Yet

by Stephen M. Saideman

“We don’t have guidance. We have a tweet. We don’t execute policy based on a tweet.” Capt. Jeff Davis, DoD spox on…

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Faculty Posts

Re-imagining Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s agency (Opinion)

The theme that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was one of the most powerful leaders of Pakistan persists across many Pakistani textbooks and seminal works in constitutional and political history of the country. 1,092 more words


Заслушване на кандидатите за генерали от Народното събрание...

Заслушване на кандидатите за генерали от Народното събрание, или
Опит за спиране на тенденцията на ре-политизация на офицерския корпус в Българската армия.

Както често се случва в България, решим да направим нещо добро и задължително го правим половинчато. 10 more words

Good Governance

The Precarious Maduro Regime

Earlier this week, a helicopter attack against the Venezuelan government drew the world’s attention to the fragile Nicolas Maduro regime, as well as the economic plight of Venezuelan people. 483 more words

Policy And Politics

Freedom of Information

Strange as it may seem, most of what you need to know about what’s happening in the world is at your fingertips. If you want to understand the interests of a country, what its goals are, and what it’s thinking, there’s no need to delve into the Top Secret stash of operational details (today there’s… 229 more words


Soldiers and Social Change


Military personnel are rarely placed at the centre of analyses of social and political change in the twentieth century. The growing consensus that the wars of the twentieth century ‘laid the basis’ for important reforms, most notably the birth of the modern welfare state, has been driven almost exclusively by studies of the home front in war; too rarely have scholars investigated how citizens at the battlefront have affected change. 905 more words