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Virtuousness, virtuality and virtuosity in NATO’s representation of the Kosovo campaign
Andreas Behnke

understood in this context. 14 Cyberwar (as the postmodern expression of epistemic war) is waged in ‘an abstract, electronic and informational space’, and provides the perfect strategy for this purpose. 15 For power to remain virtuous and exemplary, it needs to be virtual. Virtuousness– virtuality–virtuosity constitute the Holy Trinity of information warfare, a war waged against the ambivalence and

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
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Language games in the Kosovo war
Mika Aaltola

– may allow for their actual recollection. However, in itself, the orderly locus has proved to be insufficient to sustain memory and to produce order. What is usually also required are striking images that complete the ‘art of memory’ with unforgettable and sometimes bizarre details. Specific memories may be contained in, and provoked by, images by using simulacra that offer general representations of specific things/ideas. 18

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
A child of the Kosovo crisis?
Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

argument, make sense for the UK, as military matters were things which it was widely regarded as being ‘good at’ by its European partners. Blair hinted that a compensation strategy was in his mind. At his Pörtschach press conference he stated that ‘we need to allow fresh thinking in this and it is important for Britain to be part of that thinking and not for us simply to stand there and say we are not ’ [emphasis

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security
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Reflections in a distorting mirror
Christoph Zürcher

way since the early 1990s, and restricted but organised violence became part of daily life. Prolonged violence paves the way for the emergence of markets of violence . By ‘market of violence’ I mean a situation where violence is both politically and economically profitable for a handful of successful entrepreneurs of violence. The organisation of violence, however, is expensive, and sustained violence

in Mapping European security after Kosovo
Constructing security in historical perspective
Jonathan B. Isacoff

. Crucial to this emergent theme is the view that the struggle was not merely one between individual adversaries but was rather a broader existential/ideational conflict between opposing perspectives on Israeli grand strategy and security and the political–cultural future of the Israeli polity. Sharett’s biographer Gabriel Sheffer asserts: In

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Democratisation, nationalism and security in former Yugoslavia
Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

The end of the conflicts in Bosnia (1995) and Kosovo (1999) created for NATO an important place in the post-conflict ‘peace-building’ that represents a sustained effort to create a new international order in South East Europe. The idea that such peace-building efforts involve attempts to inculcate norms and values is a key feature of the process and a significant source of controversy. Just as NATO

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security
French denaturalisation law on the brink of World War II
Marie Beauchamps

French parliamentary archival documents related to denaturalisation’s legislative process, the chapter discusses the extent to which denaturalisation became a major political strategy, authorised in the name of the security of the nation. Especially attentive to the language at work in those political juridical documents, that is, paying particular attention to rhetorical tropes, semantic fields, and

in Security/ Mobility
Israel and a Palestinian state
Lenore G. Martin

dissent and engage in more rampant corruption to sustain loyalty among its supporters and co-opt its opponents. Ultimately, without sufficient political legitimacy, regimes may collapse, revolutions occur, and states succumb to outside conquest. A PALESTINIAN STATE The Arafat regime, after the PLO’s return from Tunis and the establishing of the PA after the

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Paul Latawski and Martin A. Smith

to help achieve a peaceful solution to the crisis in Kosovo by contributing to the response of the international community. More particularly, the Alliance made it clear in its statement of 30 th January 1999 that its strategy was to halt the violence and support the completion of negotiations on an interim solution … Alliance military action is intended to support its

in The Kosovo crisis and the evolution of post-Cold War European security
Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

As put by one contemporary, Cuba was ‘the flesh of the flesh of Spain; it is part of the history, the glory, and the grandeur of Spain’, and surrendering it would be tantamount to denying Spain’s national identity and heritage. 13 Thus the Spaniards scoffed at the repeated US attempts to purchase the island and pressed on till the very end for a military solution; in the process Spain sustained 50,000 soldiers dead and 50,000 disabled by wounds and disease, out of more

in Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century