Humanitarianism and War

International humanitarian activities have grown enormously in scale over the past decade, and the complex links between humanitarian work and the worlds of politics and military engagement have become increasingly contested. This project looks at those links.

One for All and All for One Intra-Organizational Dynamics in Humanitarian Action
By Mackinnon Webster, Peter Walker | April 2009

A significant proportion of humanitarian assistance is now delivered by NGOs which have in effect become federated trans-national organizations, alliances of members from different countries, all seeking to provide assistance...

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The U.S. Citizen-Soldier and the Global War on Terror The National Guard Experience
By Larry Minear | September 2007

This study provides a composite view of reflections by U.S. veterans from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq on their experiences in the Global War on Terror. It draws on...

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Mapping the Security Environment Understanding the perceptions of local communities, peace support operations, and assistance agencies

The data presented and analyzed by the study in three cases-Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Sierra Leone-offers intriguing and provocative look at the wide-ranging security needs of local communities and the uneven...

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One for All and All for One: Support and Assistance Models for an Effective IFRC
By Peter Walker, Larry Minear | August 2004

In recent years and for a variety of reasons, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has been buffeted by an array of forces. In one...

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