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Tuesday Linkage

October 29, 2013

Drones are on the international agenda this week, with Pakistan excoriating the US at the General Assembly and with human rights heavyweights Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch launching a new and scathing joint report.

OpenGlobalRights, OpenDemocracy’s global-south-oriented human rights wing, is having a number of interesting articles on the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine: here, here and views on the subject from India here.

New York Times Magazine’s online coverage of the South China Sea territorial dispute breaks ground in mainstream multi-media journalism. Seriously, check it out.

Women in Saudi Arabia are defying the driving ban en masse, with the open support of numerous Saudi men including this guy.

via Opinio Juris, Japan will begin shooting down Chinese drones.

Mark Leon Goldberg on new polling data about Americans perceptions of the UN.

Erica Chenoweth on kitchen-sink dissidence.


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Charli Carpenter is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is the author of 'Innocent Women and Children': Gender, Norms and the Protection of Civilians (Ashgate, 2006), Forgetting Children Born of War: Setting the Human Rights
Agenda in Bosnia and Beyond (Columbia, 2010), and ‘Lost’ Causes: Agenda-Setting in Global Issue Networks and the Shaping of Human Security (Cornell, 2014). Her main research interests include national security ethics, the protection of civilians, the laws of war, global agenda-setting, gender and political violence, humanitarian affairs, the role of information technology in human security, and the gap between intentions and outcomes among advocates of human security.