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Volume 4, Issue 6

Volume 4, Issue 6

As of January 2020, The U.S. and Iran have walked back from the precipice of war. The recent escalation underscores

Militarizing Women’s Rights in Jordan

Militarizing Women’s Rights in Jordan

Women’s rights activists in Jordan understood that making progress on women’s rights legislation was contingent on navigating a militarized political landscape where a protectionist narrative of women’s rights would make legislation more likely to pass.

Volume 3, Issue 6

Volume 3, Issue 6

Inside this issue, we start with an article that addresses the rationale for the existence of the Digest: the growing communication gap between practitioner and academic communities, and how addressing this gap can lead to more informed and useful research. Next, we look at research on Gender Advisors in militaries and their role in the United Nations’ Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. The third analysis gives us a look into a new course that uses podcasts to help teach complex topics on peace and war, and how emerging technologies can be a useful tool in peace education. We then turn to a case study analysis on the 2013/14 “Kerry Initiative” in Palestine and Israel, exploring the important and delicate role of third parties during conflict negotiation processes. The last analysis addresses the European Union’s efforts to incorporate inclusive peacebuilding projects in Georgia and Yemen and highlights the important “Whole-of-Society” approach that works to include marginalized communities into the peacebuilding process.

Gender Advisors in NATO Militaries

Gender Advisors in NATO Militaries

Assuming they have adequate resources, gender advisors can achieve incremental success in integrating the Women, Peace and Security agenda into the institutional structure of the military.

Critical Feminist Insights on Security, Militarism, and the Inclusion of Women in the Military

Critical Feminist Insights on Security, Militarism, and the Inclusion of Women in the Military

A critical feminist perspective is necessary to a more accurate understanding of problems around gender and militarism, security, warfare, and militaries themselves. All of these depend on gender hierarchies—the privileging of masculinity and its associated traits over femininity and its associated traits—and “gendered myths and images” to function.

How “Liberals” Can Sustain Militarism & Enable War

How “Liberals” Can Sustain Militarism & Enable War

Its been over a year since a major US news network has mentioned any U.S. participation in the Yemen war. Such inattention normalizes U.S. military action and contributes to the greater indifference to militarism throughout U.S. society. 

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