The Environmental Race to the Bottom: Fact or Fiction?

In this article, Dan discusses the risks of the so-called environmental “race to the bottom” hypothesis: a reality in which States compete with one another by lowering their environmental regulations to attract industry. As Dan explains these risks are low, because States have recognized that the benefits of harmonization and cooperation outweigh the benefits of competing for the least regulated environment.

The Importance of Women’s Inclusion in Counterterrorism

Security-related fields across the international community continue to perpetrate gendered ideals which prohibit women from contributing, specifically in counterterrorism. The existing gender bias associates women in security with roles of peacekeeping, while inherently placing them on the periphery in the counterterrorism sector.  In 2014, the United Nations Secretary General announced that members should “consider the […]

U.N. ban on Sri Lanka’s peacekeepers led by alleged war criminal is the tip of the iceberg

The U.N. peacekeeping department last week banned the deployment of non-essential Sri Lankan army troops in U.N. peacekeeping missions, citing the country’s appointment of an alleged war criminal to a top military post. The appointment of Sri Lanka’s new army chief,     Lt. General Shavendra Silva, was criticized by the U.N., the United States, and the […]