Understanding the Enem...

Understanding the Enemy

          By Chelsea Costello About the Author The Art of War, by the Chinese general and military strategist, Sun-Tzu, was one of the first books assigned to me in graduate school. I remember leaning back in a rickety wooden chair begrudgingly eyeballing a ten-page syllabus. My attention was drawn to the […]

In Central Europe, mil...

In Central Europe, militarised societies are on the march

                      Photo Credit: Janek Skarzynski/AFP found on https://theconversation.com/in-central-europe-militarised-societies-are-on-the-march-84164   By: Weronika Grzebalska, Next Generation Symposium Fellow (2017)   Russia recently held one of the largest “war games” since the Cold War, on its Western borders. The drill exercised combat scenarios recently used in Ukraine and tested the […]

Jordanian Women’s Evol...

Jordanian Women’s Evolving Role in the Armed Forces

                        Photo Credit: United Nations Radio http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2014/05/peacekeeping-adapts-to-new-challenges/#.WZdcmLYrKi4   By Jumana Kawar   “I love my country and the forces, and in the future if I have children, I will encourage them to join the military especially my girl,” says First Lieutenant Safaa Altahat in an interview […]

Gun Culture Is Gender ...

Gun Culture Is Gender Politics

Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/134051601@N04/18636815068/   By Scott Weiner   Gun culture alone cannot explain mass shootings in America. If simply having guns really meant having more mass civilian gun attacks, Israel is one country that ought to see frequent such attacks. In reality, mass civilian gun attacks by and against Israeli civilians are rare. The difference between […]

A Kenyan Approach to P...

A Kenyan Approach to Preventing Violent Extremism

                      Photo Credit: World Policy Blog     By Fauziya Ali   International actors from the United Nations to the European Union are increasingly recognizing the role of women and women’s organizations in efforts to counter and prevent violent extremism. Still, much of the international debate focuses on […]

The Qatari Crisis and ...

The Qatari Crisis and the Fight Against ISIS

  On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed an air, land, and sea blockade against the tiny Gulf nation. Shortly thereafter, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, the Maldives, the Hadi government in Yemen, and the Haftar government in Libya followed suit, joining the Saudi-led bloc against Qatar. […]

Building a Career in U...

Building a Career in UN Peacekeeping as a  Senior-Level Professional: The Importance of Mentorship, Language, and “Taking the Lead.”

   On Monday, June 12, 2017 Women in International Security (WIIS) partnered with the Women’s Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) and the Department of Field Support for UN Peacekeeping Operations (UN DPKO) to co-host an event on the newly relaunched Talent Pipeline with the aim of drawing the interest of senior-level women interested in working in […]

Women Strike For…...

Women Strike For…

By Kathy Crandall Robinson In this blog post, WIIS Senior Fellow Kathy Crandall Robinson examines the legacy of the Women’s Strike for Peace and its vital impact on peace and civil and human rights movements since the early 1960s. She also draws promise and lessons to be applied to today’s efforts for peace. Find the […]

Germany: The (Not So) ...

Germany: The (Not So) Timid Leader

By Claudia Major This blog post by Claudia Major, WIIS Berlin member, examines Germany’s responsibility, as a central European power, to contribute to the military stability and security of Europe. It situates Germany’s role within the rapidly changing security landscape in Europe and globally. Please find the full article on the Carnegie Europe website here.

Jolynn Shoemaker Inter...

Jolynn Shoemaker Interview

 Jolynn Shoemaker, Senior Consultant- Global Business Strategy and Gender Equity at The LcHoesGroup How is being a WIIS member valuable to you? I learned about WIIS when I was in graduate school.  I was very fortunate to have mentors who were very involved in the organization.  One of the first events I attended was a conference on […]

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