Politicians are promising to advance their countries' international positions through nationalist militarisation and celebration of virile men.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments about weapons as part of development for Africa could have the opposite effect if conditions aren’t strict and democratic processes aren't followed.
Terrorism is a chameleon by its very nature. Counter-terrorism measures must adapt and ensure a balance of security and liberty.
The domestic deployment of the military is almost always a sign of growing state repression.