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  • The “Pathologies” of UN Peacekeepers: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Allegations of Blue Helmets

    The UN’s “legitimacy” is widely recognized to be the main source of its authority and power in world politics. To be powerful, it should be seen to serve some legitimate purpose- like preserving international peace and security, promoting human rights. More importantly, it must be perceived to serve this purpose in an impartial, just, neutral and technocratic way, by using impersonal rules and laws. As yet, there is ample evidence of harms caused by UN peacekeepers to ...
  • Rethinking Geopolitics and Global Governance: Testing Perspectives on International Human Security

    A glaring trend in World Politics re-confirms the overall Stewart P. Bennett’s article entitled “Geopolitics is back – and Global Governance is out”. Thus, the turbulent, largely violent and uncertain character of a world experiencing critical security and humanitarian crises in Syria and Iraq and across the globe whereby burning salient issues ranging from combating terrorism in all its shades and forms (more particularly ISIS terrorism) to drastic climate changes shed ...