Interview with YPG volunteer soldier Brace Belden

In May, YRIS Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Siegel (MY ‘20) had the chance to talk over the phone with Brace Belden, a former soldier for the YPG (In Kurdish, Yekîneyên Parastina Gel), a mainly-Kurdish militia in Syria formed […]

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Schools Side-by-Side, but Worlds Apart: The Possibilities of Reconcil ...

This piece was originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. Photo caption: Education Minister, John O’Dowd, pictured with pupils  at the official opening of Gaelscoil na mBeann, a new Irish-medium […]

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The Survival of the Syrian Ba’ath Party: Domestic Politics or In ...

This piece was originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. Photo caption: The Syrian dynasty. Introduction While the Syrian civil war has no precedent in the modern history of […]

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The Responsibility to Protect through the Realist Lens: Strategic Cho ...

  This piece was originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of the Yale Review of International studies. Photo caption: The flags fly outside of the United Nations.  Abstract In 2005, the World Summit Outcome articulated […]

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“Be Fruitful and Multiply”: The Role of Israeli Pronatalist Policy ...

This post originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of the Yale Review of International Studies. Photo caption: Maternity ward at Assuta Hospital Introduction In Der Judenstaat, Theodor Herzl proposed the creation of a Jewish state as […]

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The Future of Unipolarity

After the bipolar world order ended with the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, what was left, some argued, was a new power distribution within the …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: A Snapshot i ...

South Africa’s Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, endearingly called Mama Winnie and “Mother of the Nation,” passed away in early April. A funeral service was held on April 14th, organized by …

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Diffusion of Military ...

Summary In his book ‘The Diffusion of Military Power” Michael C. Horowitz presents an adoption-capacity theory that seeks to explain when and how states successfully adopt military technology and the adopted …

Review: The Future of War: A History

Sir Lawrence Freedman seems to be intent to write history books on subjects usually considered to be outside of the scope of the discipline. His recent book The Future of …

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