17 April 2023
«Faites la paix, pas la guerre» par Banksy

Useful Knowledge About Wars and Peace

By Sergueï Guriev In his 1939 famous essay ‘The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge’, Abraham Flexner, the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Study in […]
16 April 2023
Cimetière national d'arlington Photos

Why War?’ – A Philosophical Question?

By Frédéric Gros ‘But why war?’ The question seems naive and childish. It is fundamental, but made obsolete by the glaring absence of a definitive […]
16 April 2023
Mappa Generalis Totius Imperii Russici. Author: Joseph Nicolas de L'Isle,,1745 . Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg

Imperialism Revealed in the War. Russia Exposed

 By Sabine Dullin The war in Ukraine has revealed the breadth and depth of Russian imperialism and colonialism. However, many analyses of the war still […]
16 April 2023
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 09, 2014: Celebration of the Victory Day (WWII). Solemn passage of military hardware on Red Square. The Topol-M (SS-27 Sickle B) intercontinental ballistic nuclear missile complex

Facing Nuclear Vulnerabilities

By Benoît Pelopidas On 12 October 2022, the French President seemed worried about the growing number of references to nuclear weapons in the public arena […]
16 April 2023
Families of victims of enforced disappearance in Algeria hold peaceful protests once a week in Algiers. 2019. Photo © Christian Als/Panos Pictures. Source: REDRESS

Truth without Justice? Law in the Face of Mass Crimes

By Julie Saada Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, many abuses have been committed according to an independent United Nations commission(1)The […]
16 April 2023
Premiere operation-de lutte contre le terrorisme INTERPOL-AFRIPOL. Source INTERPOL

Counterterrorism: How to Fail Most Successfully

By Didier Bigo How to assess the counterterrorism policies implemented abroad to prevent attacks on French soil? These policies emerged during George W. Bush Junior’s […]
16 April 2023
Taliban insurgents turn themselves in to Afghan National Security Forces at a forward operating base in Puza-i-Eshan -a. Crédits : isafmedia, via Flickr, CC BY 2.0

Armed Conflict: the Growing Impact of International Law

By Adam Baczko Contrary to the common perception of wars as lawless spaces, international norms influence the practices of warring parties. While prosecutions by international […]
16 April 2023
Signature de l'accord de paix entre le gouvernement colombien et les FARC, le 26 septembre 2016 à La Havane. Credits : Gobierno de Chile CC BY 2.0, via Wikipedia

Transitional Justice and Property: Inextricably Linked

By Helena Alviar Garcia ‘In the grand bargain struck between the apartheid government and the A.N.C., headed by Nelson Mandela, a transfer of power was […]
16 April 2023
La guerre cognitive, une nouvelle dimension dans l'espace de rivalité, aux côtés des milieux terrestre, maritime, aérien, cyber et spatial. © Plateforme OTAN d’échange pour l’innovation

Researchers and PhD Candidates Working on Armed Conflicts

Helena Alviar Comparative real estate law, Latin American law and institutions, Law and development, Social and economic rights, Transitional justice, Feminist and anti-discrimination theory. Law […]