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Guerrilla nursing with the Friends Ambulance Unit, 1946–48
Susan Armstrong-Reid

humanitarian nurses working in high-risk conditions and daily making life-and-death choices. As in today’s intra-state conflicts, humanitarian actors such as the FAU must support the national government in meeting its responsibilities to its own people and yet maintain some independence from those same authorities. At the same time, as Hughes’s and Stanley’s experiences demonstrate, those same principles must be applied to the non-state armed group in order for humanitarian workers to operate safely and to gain access to those most in need of care. Choosing access over

in Colonial caring
Brent E. Sasley

on intra-state conflict. Such a locus takes up much of the critical security studies literature, which distinguishes this intra-state war from the conventional inter-state security dilemmas. But societal security is not just about intra-state war, though it is equally important and relevant. Rather, the idea here is that the security of societies, or segments of societies, or individuals, can be

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Water scarcity, the 1980s’ Palestinian uprising and implications for peace
Jeffrey Sosland

systems and theft. Together, these domestic factors greatly exacerbate a state’s need for additional water. These core problems are all present in the following case study. Intra-state conflict: the advent of the intifada It is well documented that in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank 6 the human population and water pollution are on the rise and that fresh water quantity and

in Redefining security in the Middle East
The nature of the development-security industry
Jenny H. Peterson

explanatory tools. Under orthodox political analyses, people’s identities and loyalties were seen as coalescing around the state. However, with the rise of intra-state conflict in the post-Cold War era, the primacy of national identities as an organising principle faded and ethnic identities became central to conflict analysis. Supporting such theories were wars in the former Yugoslavia and the Rwandan genocide. Based on Huntington-esque visions of a ‘clash of civilisations’ (Huntington, 1996), these theories are often closely attributed to the works of Robert Kaplan, whose

in Building a peace economy?