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Scott N. Romaniuk

Scott N. Romaniuk is a Doctoral Researcher in the School of International Studies, University of Trento. He is the Editor of Democracy and Civil Society in Global Era (2015), Development and the Politics of Human Rights (2015), Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern War (2015), and The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy (2017). He is an Associate Researcher with the Center for the Study of Targeted Killing (CSTK) at the University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth) and the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) (Italy). Email: [email protected]

Civil Society Under Assault: Security, Counter-Terrorism, and Hungary’s Crackdown on NGOs

cc Flickr Európa Pont, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

For a microcosm for how civil society is threatened throughout the world, look no further than Hungary.

Maritime Hybrid Warfare and the South China Sea Dispute

US Navy, public domain - https://www.defense.gov/Photos/Photo-Gallery?igphoto=2001207901

The United States can put its maritime hybrid warfare capabilities to the test in the South China Sea dispute.

Is the Outer Space Treaty Ready for New Cosmic Challenges?

spacestation, cc Flickr Kowh, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Outer Space Treaty has served as the bedrock of international cooperation in space for 50 years. But with new challenges looming on the horizon – is it still up to the task?

UN Sanctions Only Strengthen Kim Jong-Un Regime

DPRKflag, cc Flickr (stephan), modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The international community has yet to learn a valuable lesson: sanctions only make the repressive Kim Jong-un regime stronger.

EU Counterterrorism Policy: What’s a Border Got to Do with It?

cc Flickr Freedom House, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

The Paris attacks have shed light on the EU’s counterterrorism policy failings in the post-9/11 era.

Militarizing the Arctic: Is Canada Ready for a Literal Cold War with Russia?

ArcticGuide, cc Flickr Mike Beauregard, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Canada’s military preparations in this key strategic region have paled in comparison to Russia.

Targeted Killings, Drones, and the Myth of Precision

CC US Air Force Lt Col Leslie Pratt

Though it might seem otherwise, drone strikes aren’t the only tactical option for counterterrorism operations.

Japan Needs to Wake Up on Terrorism

JapanSDF, cc Flickr MIKI Yoshihito

Japan has lagged behind many of its Western counterparts in the fight against international terrorism, and this needs to change.

US Needs Modern Day Equivalent of a “Germany First” Policy for Iraq

ObamaSpeech5, cc Flickr Steve Jurvetson, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

With the fundamental problems of the Syrian civil war growing in number, Iraq is critical to revamping the US’ Middle East strategy.

Is Turkey In Over Its Head?

Grafitti of Turkey president Tacip Erdogan, whose policy is turning the MENA region upside-down.

Ankara’s decision to intervene directly in Syria further complicates an already complex battlefield dynamic, and it risks repercussions for Turkey’s internal and external security.

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