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Synergy Between Regional Command Unit of Indonesian National Army (Tni Ad) and Local Government in Encouraging the Spirit of State Defense

  • Yusa Djuyandi
  • Arry Bainus
  • Widya Setiabudi Sumadinata
At this time, security threat to the state cannot only be seen from military threats but also can be seen from non-military threats. Non-military threats, such as threats of ideological, political, economic, social and cultural dimensions can undermine the spirit of nationalism. To overcome the low sense...

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Authority of Military Police of the Indonesian Air Force in Handling National Airspace Boundaries

  • Nicolas Sinaga
  • S.H.
This research aims to describe and analyze the authority of the Military Police of the Indonesian Air Force in handling national airspace boundaries.The method applied in this research is a qualitative method. The data used in this research are primary and secondary data. The data collection techniques...

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The Enactment of State Defense Awareness with the Sinergy Conception Among Military, Government, and Civil Society: Study in Adi Soemarmo Air Base, Surakarta, Indonesia

  • Eko Septiawan
  • Ari Ganjar Herdiansyah
  • Windy Dermawan
The enactment of state defense awareness (bela negara) is a systematic and structured effort carried out by the state or non-state actors in mobilizing citizen patriotism in order to strengthen national defense. The endeavor is crucial mainly in countries with limited military infrastructure. This study...

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Political Communication Between the House of Representatives and the Ministry of Defense in Discussing the Republic of Indonesia State Defense Policy

  • Yusa Djuyandi
  • Margynata Kurnia Putra
  • Haris Faozan
The desire to optimize all potential resources available to support national defense, including making the people as a supporting component, needs to be regulated in law. Political communication between the Commission I of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) and the Ministry of Defense in order...

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The Virtual Jurisdiction to Combating Cyberterrorism in Indonesia

  • Danrivanto Budhijanto
The neo-cyberterrorism crafting their actions by social media platform in a virtual world. There are terrorist materials that flooding from terrorist websites and chat-rooms, and spreads across social media all over the world. They also have high techs and outrages skill to communicate via an “end-to-end”...

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The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to Support Counterterrorism in Indonesia: A Case Study at 51st Air Squadron in 2016-2018

  • Afirus Nurul Fuadi
  • Widya Setiabudi Sumadinata
  • Dadan Suryadipura
Several cases in dealing with terrorism in Indonesia involve utilization of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) operation from 51st Air Squadron.  However, the use of UAV in counter-terrorism operations is controversial in general, particularly weighing between the effectiveness of the results achieved and...

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Can the Concept of Terrorism Be Understood Objectively?

  • Arfin Sudirman
  • Nuning Kurniasih
This article examines the discourses of the term politically-driven terrorism and how it can be defined objectively. By using library research, this paper argues that it is necessary for those who study on terrorism to add the word global in terrorism concept to describe the pattern of transnational...

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Prevention of Radicalism and Terrorism in Indonesia Through Law Enforcement in Terrorism Law

  • Sugianto
  • Ahmad Rofi'i
To protect its citizens from terrorism, the Indonesian government formulated a law to eradicate the act of terrorism. One of the reasons behind the birth of the Act was the bombing tragedy at Sari Club and Paddy's Club, Kuta Legian, Bali on October 12, 2002. This research aims to analyze the prevention...

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Going Beyond the «Killer Robots» Debate: Six Dilemmas Autonomous Weapon Systems Raise

  • Anzhelika Solovyeva
  • Nik Hynek
The debate on and around “killer robots” has been firmly established at the crossroads of ethical, legal, political, strategic, and scientific discourses. Flourishing at the two opposite poles, with a few contributors caught in the middle, the polemic still falls short of a detailed, balanced, and systematic...

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For the World, for Me or for Us? The European Development Aid Regime

  • Kenneth Thomas Stiller
Whereas poverty eradication is the primary official purpose of development aid disbursed by the EU, an analysis of official development assistance (ODA) flows between 1995 and 2014 suggests that recipients’ needs are even less salient for aid by the EU than for the bilateral aid dispersed by its member...

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The IS and Attacks on the Oil and Gas Sector in Iraq

  • Lukáš Tichý
Attacks on energy sectors are an important part of the strategy of Islamist militant and terrorist organisations such as Al Qaeda and its offshoots or the Taliban. In connection with this, this article focuses on the attitude of the global Islamist terrorist group the Islamic State (IS) with regard to...

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Central Europe on Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Positions and Responses

  • Tetiana Sydoruk
  • Dmytro Tyshchenko
The article analyses the positions of the Visegrad Group and the Baltic countries on the Russia-Ukraine conflict that erupted in 2014. The public discourse about the Russian-Ukrainian conflict is affected by the following main factors in these countries: historical heritage, concern for their own safety,...

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Identifying the Continuity Patterns in the Contemporary U.S. Defence Planning

  • Guillem Colom-Piella
  • José Antonio Peña-Ramos
  • Evelana Zhykharava-Salodkaya
The article is aimed at analysing the U.S. contemporary defence and military planning from the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), developed in the 1990s and consolidated during the War on Terror, to the Third Offset Strategy that will guide the Pentagon’s efforts until 2030. It will be argued that...

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Recalibration of Turkish Foreign Policy During AKP Era

  • Blendi Lami
Since the Justice and Development Party came to power, Turkey has taken another direction in the international scene, based primarily on the ideas of Ahmet Davutoglu, architect of Turkish foreign policy. Different from Turkey's conduct during the Cold War, Davutoglu developed a new foreign policy with...

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Schengen in Crisis? Why Subjective Critique Matters

  • Markéta Votoupalová
Recently, predictions about the potential end of Schengen cooperation have multiplied. The extraordinary number of refugees coming into the EU is generally understood as the root of the problems within Schengen because the external borders were not prepared to manage such a strain. At the same time,...

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China's South Asia Policy under Xi Jinping: India's Strategic Concerns

  • Vinay Kaura
China has always been interested in enlarging its economic and political influence in South Asian geopolitics. Several factors are responsible for China’s long-lasting interest in the region. China’s policy towards South Asia has been a combination of unique bilateral relationships, characterised by...

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Contextualising the Fulani-Herdsmen Conflict in Nigeria

  • Kingsley Emeka Ezemenaka
  • Chijioke Egwu Ekumaoko
This article examines President Muhammadu Buhari's role in the long-running conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria. Having attained the rank of fourth-deadliest terrorist group in the world, the attacks of Fulani herdsmen on Nigerian farmers and vice versa are gaining international coverage,...

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Lessons from Occupy Diraz: The Role of Velayati Twelver Activism in the Bahraini Occupy Space Movement.

  • Vladimir Remmer
A social movement exists in space. The relation between a social movement and space offers unique perspective into that social movement itself. Several dimensions of that relation can be observed in Occupy Diraz. It occupied a space that symbolised the movement's grievances; by occupying a space continuously,...

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The European Public Prosecutor’s Office as a New Form of Institutional Judicial Cooperation among EU Member States

  • Jiří Jelínek
This article will discuss Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 of 12 October 2017 on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. This project is a significant demonstration of the unification of European criminal law and the redirection from the traditional judicial cooperation among individual...

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PKK’s Friends and Foes in the Middle East since 1999

  • Tomáš Kaválek
  • Miroslav Mareš
This article illustrates the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) relationship with regional actors since 1999. The PKK maintains relations with Iran, Syria, Russia, Iraq, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the US. On the other hand, the PKK has strained relations with Turkey, the Kurdistan Democratic...

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The UN Security Council Permanent Members’ Veto Right Reform in the Context of Conflict in Ukraine“

  • Lesіa Dorosh
  • Olha Ivasechko
It is reviewed activities of the United Nations Security Council as a guarantor of international peace and security with powers to influence infringers of the international law. It is stated that at the beginning of the 21st century, the UN Security Council was powerless to perform its functions and...

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American Foreign Policy Strategies Toward the Asia-Pacific: Political Patterns and Future Expectations

  • James Peterson
American foreign policy has vacillated between Asia and Europe for over a century.  During World War I, the involvement was entirely in Europe, and President Wilson’s focus in his Fourteen Points was on incorporation of East and Central Europe into a democratic framework.  There was a twin focus on Europe...

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East Asian Economic Regionalism: Cooperation for Economic Development or Power Interests?

  • Ivana Miková
The rush for trade liberalisation has been a prominent feature of international trade since the late 1980s. Mainly developing and newly industrialised countries followed this trade policy as a tool for economic development. East Asian countries are signatories to almost 80 trade agreements. Nearly half...

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The West, Globalisation and Pussy Riot: Portrayals of Russia and Eurasia’s Enemies in the Work of Aleksandr G. Dugin

  • Vladimír Naxera
Geopolitics in post-Soviet Russia has become not only a respected scientific field, but also a tool of practical policy and to a certain degree a new ideology, which in the 1990s helped to fill the normative vacuum that arose due to the collapse of communism. Aleksandr G. Dugin holds an exclusive position...

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Fatality Sensitivity: Factors Shaping British, Polish and Australian Public Opinion on the 2003 Iraq War

  • Piotr Lis
This paper investigates fatality sensitivity of public opinion in coalition countries that participate in war efforts but are not a leading force. The analysis is based on opinion polls measuring public attitudes towards the involvement in the Iraq war of three countries: the United Kingdom, Poland and...

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Geopolitics of Secession: Post-Soviet De Facto States and Russian Geopolitical Strategy

  • Martin Riegl
  • Bohumil Doboš
While the bipolar Cold War system in Europe was characterized by a stability of borders, the end of the Cold War brought into the former Soviet bloc a wave of more or less successful attempts of secession. In our article we point out that unrecognized entities in the proximity of Russia are not genuine...

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Political Economy of Ungoverned Space and Crude Oil Security Challenges in Nigeria’s Niger Delta

  • Nsemba Edward Lenshie
After the discovery of crude oil at Oloibiri in 1956, the government of Nigeria shifted concentration from agriculture. As crude oil production expanded with colossal effects on the environment in the Niger Delta, it created an ungoverned space which  militants exploited to direct their agression at...

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On the Possible Foreign Policy of the Post-Putin Russia: The Case of Alexei Navalny’s Viewpoints on Foreign Affairs

  • Artem Patalakh
The study delves into the foreign policy plans of Alexei Navalny, the Russian politician who is currently commonly regarded as the most prominent opposition leader and the sole plausible alternative to Vladimir Putin. Drawing on his interviews, public speeches, media publications and electoral manifestos,...

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Normalization of U.S.-Cuban Relations: The End of the ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Policy – the End of the Cold War?

  • Lucia Argüellová
After the 1959 triumph of Cuban revolution and before the 2017 U.S. policy change that ended the preferential treatment of Cuban arrivals, the U.S. approach to Cuban migrants and refugees reflected U.S. foreign policy goals locked into the Cold War mind-set. This article argues that over a five-decade-long...

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Securitizing Migration, Europeanizing Czechs?

  • Kristýna Tamchynová
Lately, we have witnessed continuing heightened migration to Europe. Despite this not being a new phenomenon, it has been often described as such. One of the possible explanations for this narrative of exception is that migration is being securitised in order to strengthen the EU, and its identity. The...

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