Notable Websites and Blogs

Modern War Institute: The Importance of Distance in Modern Warfare – 16 May 2016

 by John Govern | May 16, 2016 | http://www.modernwarinstitute.org/reexamination-distance-modern-warfare/   In the face of combat, an impasse is encountered, one presented all too often throughout history: to have the mental strength to overcome fear and to kill. The development of warfare has made this common problem less obvious over time….




Upcoming Event – The Ethics of Negotiation in Armed Conflict – April 14-16, 2016

Home Schedule Participants Background Readings CERL Home The Ethics of Negotiation in Armed Conflict When states conduct negotiations in the shadow of armed conflict, the exercise of diplomacy raises certain unique challenges. Conducting relations with “rogue states,” namely sovereign states who disregard human rights or other international norms, for example,…


“The military’s real problem: Fewer Americans are joining” – Politico 15 DEC 15

http://www.politico.com/agenda/the-militarys-real-problem-fewer-americans-are-joining-000005 When I was a commander in Iraq, many of my men were unfit for the battlefield. My unit needed them anyway. By John Spencer 12/15/15 06:40 AM EST And see also: Ready, Willing, And Unable To Serve – 75 Percent of Young Adults Cannot Join the Military Early Education…


Human rights and security in US history – OUPBlog 9 DEC 15

http://blog.oup.com/2015/12/human-rights-and-security-in-us-history/ BY KEVIN GOVERN DECEMBER 9TH 2015 This Human Rights Day, commemorating the 10 December 1948 proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we embark on a year-long observance of the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural…