Youtube video of conference keynote ‘New Wars, New (in)Securities, New Peacebuilding?’ at ‘Peace vs Security in Public Policies’, International Catalan Institute for Peace (ICIP), Museum of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 14 June 2017.
Youtube video of conference keynote ‘Governmentalities of the Digital: Mapping, Sensing and Hacking’ for ‘Digital Objects, Digital Subjects: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Activism, Research & Critique in the Age of Big Data Capitalism’, 6th Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Society Conference, University of Westminster, London, 20-21 May 2017.
YouTube video of panel discussion on ‘Can Big Data save the World?’, Battle of Ideas Annual Festival, Barbican Theatre, London, 17 October 2015. Posted 29 April 2016. 21 minutes in.
‘Framings of Resilience – How to Think and Act in a Complex World’, MUN (Model United Nations): Planet, April 2016.
YouTube video of ‘Marxism and New Materialism: Materialist Critique as Tragedy and Farce’, panel presentation at ‘New Materialism: Aesthetics Politics Science’, Inter-Faculty Panel Discussion – Media, Arts and Design (MAD) and Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH), University of Westminster, 10 March 2016. 38 minutes in.
YouTube video of ‘Algorithmic Governance: BigData, Design, Simulation & the Smart City’, panel presentation at ‘Design after Planning: Examining the Shift from Epistemology to Topology’ conference, University of Westminster, 5 February 2016.
‘Resilience and Security’, Sage Video Experts, Politics and International Relations, Sage Knowledge (43 mins) Abstract: Professor David Chandler explains resilience as an increased emphasis on individual agency and interrelationships, as opposed to a focus on societal structures. He expresses concern that this new perspective will put an end to theorizing and trying to make the world a better place. Free access here.
‘Digital Humanitarianism’, Sage Video Shorts, Politics and International Relations, Sage Knowledge (4 mins) Abstract: Prof. David Chandler describes traditional humanitarianism as a problematic aid framework, due to its patronizing, short-term emphasis. Digital humanitarianism, in contrast, provides technological tools to troubled populations, allowing them the independence to find their own culturally appropriate solutions. Free access here.
‘Humanitarian Intervention’, Sage Video Shorts, Politics and International Relations, Sage Knowledge (5 mins) Abstract: Prof. David Chandler defines humanitarian intervention as coercive intervention to protect human rights. In the 1990s, a conflict was seen between state sovereignty and the right to protect, but now a state’s right to sovereignty is seen as hinging on effective protection of its citizens. Intervention has also moved away from high-profile, enabling acts and toward less paternalistic acts. Free access here.
‘Security Community’, Sage Video Shorts, Politics and International Relations, Sage Knowledge (3 mins). Abstract: Professor David Chandler defines a security community as a group of states that share the responsibility of security for all, as in NATO. He goes on to say that this is an outdated concept, because it is predicated on the idea of external threats. Free access here.
‘Disaster Risk Management’, Sage Video Shorts, Politics and International Relations, Sage Knowledge (3 mins). Abstract: Professor David Chandler unpacks the attitudes and beliefs that underlie the disaster risk management perspective. Free access here.
Video of my presentation on ‘Interdisciplinary Publishing and Research’ at a panel organised by Rowman & Littlefield International as part of Academic Book Week, at the Maughan Library, King’s College, London, 10 November 2015.
Video blog, ‘We lost a certain clarity of what humanitarianism was… thoughts & feedback’,
Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Germany, 5-7 June 2014. (published 16 August 2015)
‘Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction and reflexive Governance’, podcast of University of Bradford, John & Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies (JEFCAS) seminar presentation, 21 January 2015.
‘The Anthropocene and the Post-Human Condition’, panel presentation (51 minutes in), ‘The Anthropocene: Cities, Politics, Law as Geological Agents’, joint seminar, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Westminster, 25 November 2014. Youtube, posted 14 January 2015.
Comments for ‘Mark Zuckerberg fait exploser les ventes d’un livre qu’il a mal lu’, France24, 6 January 2015.
Studio guest, ‘World Insight’, China Central TV, Camden Lock studios, London, 26 December 2014.
‘Resilience: The Governance of Complexity’, Youtube video of presentation and discussion on my latest book, Leeds Salon, 17 November 2014.
Interview ‘The Problem with Citizenship Education’ at Networking European Citizenship Education (NECE) conference ‘1914-2014: Lessons from History? Citizenship Education and Conflict Management’, 16-18 October 2014, Vienna.
‘Human Rights: From Universalism to Pragmatism, openDemocracy, 7 August 2014
‘Author of the Month Interview’, Routledge Politics, June 2014. University ofWestminster News and Events Link
‘Peace Studies: Between Realism and Critical Security Studies’ roundtable presentation, Peace Studies @40 Conference, University of Bradford, 3 May 2014. (video, 35-46 mins)
‘Crimea and Kosovo/Bosnia: Interview with George Galloway MP’, Sputnik, Russia Today, 22 March 2014
‘Interview with David Chandler and Thomas Weiss’, Institute of International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10 December 2013
‘Rethinking the “Opening” of the Social Sciences’, presentation notes for Social Sciences and the Humanities Faculty Launch: ‘The State of the Disciplines: The Future of the Social Sciences and the Humanities in the UK’, University of Westminster, 4 December 2013
‘Peacebuilding after the End of Power’, (audio file) International Association for Peace and Conflict Studies annual conference, opening keynote, University of Manchester, 12 September 2013.
‘Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses’, interview for Taylor & Francis promotional video for the new international peer reviewed journal, 2 September 2013.
‘Danke, Krise!’, The European Magazine, 2 April 2013. Die Politik ist nicht mehr in der Lage, aus freien Stücken und Überzeugungen zu Entscheidungen zu finden. Da erweist sich eine Krise als nützlich, um Regierungen mit Programmen zu versorgen.
‘Globale Kooperation: Voraussetzung für die Zukunft des Planeten’, Die Zeit, 15 February 2013. Globale Zusammenarbeit ist nicht von vornherein positiv oder sinnvoll. Wir brauchen eine klare Vorstellung davon, welche Probleme wir eigentlich lösen wollen.
‘Democracy, Visibility and Resistance’, (audio file) 3rd Käte Hamburger Lecture, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 6 February 2013.
‘Foucault, Resistance and Hidden Agency’, Plato’s Cave (Humanitarian and Conflict Research Institute blog), 7 December 2012.
‘Democracy: From Public Reason to Personal Ethics’, (Youtube video) panel presentation, ‘The Promise of Democracy’ conference, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, London, 3 November, 2012. (I am speaking 39-54 minutes in).
Presentation at roundtable panel discussion ‘Ensuring Justice Through the ICC: Has the Original Mandate Been Achieved?’, international conference ‘Building Restorative International Justice’, Royal Commonwealth Society, London, 18 May 2012. Chaired by David Hoile, Director, European Sudanese Council, with Hon. Lady Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo, Vice President, African Court on Human and People’s Rights; Stephen Chan, OBE, Professor of International Relations, SOAS; Hans Kochler, Chair of Political Philosophy, University of Innsbruck; and Carla Ferstman, Director, REDRESS. (Link above (Part 2), I am speaking 26-31 minutes in). Click here for responses to questions (Part 3) (I am speaking 20-23 minutes in).
‘Rethinking the Shift to the Social’, (Youtube video) panel debate with Dominik Zaum (University of Reading) at the Post-Graduate Conference, ‘The Social and the Political in Discourses of State-building’, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, London, 27 April 2012.
‘Human Security and Post-Intervention: The Case of Libya’, P@X Online Bulletin, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, No.19, March 2012, pp.2-4. (Also available in the same issue, Sarah da Mota, ‘David Chandler and the Thinking on the Human Subject’)
‘Steinchen auf Steinchen’, The European Magazine, 13 March 2012. Erwartungsmanagement gehört zu den Primärtugenden in der Politik. Das gilt auch für den Wiederaufbau unseres fiktiven Landes Post-Revolutien. 20 Jahre autokratischer Regierungsführung haben Spuren hinterlassen, die man nur mithilfe internationaler Zusammenarbeit und offener Kommunikation beseitigen kann. Unerfüllbare Versprechen helfen dabei niemandem.
‘From Cosmopolitan Democracy to Post-Humanism’, Lecture Two, (Youtube video) lecture delivered for the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, 9 March 2012.
‘The Three Hurdles of Democratic Transition’, op-ed, The European Magazine, 8 March 2012. In the fictional country of Postrevolutia, change is in the air. In order to ensure the peaceful transition from an authoritarian past towards a democratic future, expectations must be managed carefully. Debate on ‘The Long Aftermath of Revolution’ with Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University and Robert Rotberg, Harvard University.
‘From Cosmopolitan Democracy to Post-Humanism’, Lecture One, (Youtube video) lecture delivered for the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, 2 March 2012.
‘Critiques of Liberal Peace’, (video) presentation at the book launch of A Liberal Peace? The Problems and Practices of Peacebuilding, with co-editor Meera Sabaratnam, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, 14 February 2012.
‘Tolerance and Moral Independence’, (Youtube video) in discussion with Professor Frank Furedi, on his latest book, On Tolerance, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, 2 February 2012.
‘Old wine in a new bottle? Democratisation lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq in the Arab Spring’s Libya’, (video) panel with Iwan Morgan (Professor of United States Studies, ISA), Adam Quinn (Lecturer in International Studies, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Birmingham University) and Matthew Alan Hill (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ISA), Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 19 January 2012. (My presentation is at 38 – 55 minutes)
‘Republika Srpska: Fundamental Pillar of the Bosnian State’, short version of interview with Danijela Dzeletovic, Republika Srpksa News Agency (SRNA), 17 January 2012. Serbian version available here (pages 5-6).
‘Human Rights and International Law Ten Years after Guantanamo’, with Rob Freer, Amnesty International, Anthony Dworkin, European Council on Foreign Relations and Alexander Ngorny in Moscow, chaired by James Reinl, Voice of Russia radio, broadcast 10 January 2012 (Part 1) (Part 2).
‘David Chandler: The High Representative: Irresponsible Ruler who does not want to go’, Glas Serpske, (Bosnia), 19-21 November 2011, pp. 4-5. Hard copy PDFs: front page, page 4; page 5.
‘Libya: The End of Intervention’, e-International Relations editorial, 17 November 2011. Without Western responsibility for the outcome of the intervention in Libya and without any transformative promise, Western powers were strengthened morally and politically through their actions, whereas in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, they were humbled and often humiliated.
Reprinted in ‘The Responsibility to Protect: Challenges & opportunities in light of the Libyan intervention’, E-International Relations, 21 November 2011, edited by Alex Stark. With contributions from many of the world’s most respected R2P experts and practitioners, this compendium of pieces from e-IR attempts to draw attention to the major points of contention that have been highlighted by the Libyan intervention. PDF available here.
‘High Representative to be Removed First’, News Agency of BiH/Republika Srpska (SRNA), 14 November 2011. Serbian version here.
‘The Citizen and Social Equality’, (video), presentation for roundtable discussion on ‘New Trends in Democratic Theory’, University of Westminster, Politics and International Relations Residential Weekend, Caer Llan, Monmouthshire, 5 November 2011.
‘Dominion and the Contested Idea of Development’, (video), debate, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, 13 October 2011.
‘Assessing the Impact of 9/11: Ten Years on’, (video), roundtable, Department of Politics and International Relatons, University of Westminster, 6 October 2011.
‘9/11 and the Reconstitution of Order and Meaning’, Westminster’s International Relations Blog, posted 1 October 2011. Reposted on University of St. Andrews, Plato’s Cave blog, 6 October 2011.
Interview comments in Jason Walsh, ‘Why the ICC likely won’t charge pope over Catholic Church sex abuses’, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 September 2011.
‘Responses to the England Riots’, interview for ‘People in the Know’, China Radio International, 16 August 2011.
‘Debating Democracy’, Iconoclasts, BBC Radio 4, 10 August 2011 (repeated 13 August 2011). Chaired by Edward Stourton, panellist with Gordon Graham, Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary, Edward Lucas (European Editor of The Economist), Professor Robert Hazell (Director of the Constitution Unit at University College London), 10 August 2011.
‘Libya and the International Criminal Court’, studio interview, Sky Radio News, 19 June 2011.
‘Colonel Gadaffi and International Criminal Court’, studio interview, Sunrise, Sky News, 19 June 2011.
‘Ratko Mladic’s Arrival at The Hague’, live commentary as former Bosnian Serb General arrives in The Hague from Rotterdam, Sky News, 31 May 2011.
‘Should we Intervene?: Debate about Sri Lanka and Libya’, studio discussion with George Grant (Henry Jackson Society), chaired by Khrishnum Guru-Murthy, Channel 4 News, 20 April 2011.
‘Why the Bombing of Libya cannot Herald a Return to the 1990s Era of Humanitarian Intervention’, reproduced on Monthly Review MRZine, 19 April 2011. On 4 April 2011, when David Chandler’s essay below was first published in e-IR, French and UN forces intervened in Ivory Coast on behalf of Alassane Ouattara and his forces, eventually deposing President Laurent Gbagbo on 11 April 2011. Humanitarian pretexts were offered for that intervention, but rather perfunctorily, almost as an afterthought to the dominant theme of good governance. Both the material basis and ideology of sovereignty may have withered to the point that imperialists no longer require any moral crusade against it. Today it may be said that sovereignty is an exception, not the norm, ideologically defended by few nations (usually only in defense of themselves), materially exercised by fewer still. — Ed.
‘There’s Nothing “Good” about the War in Libya’, Spiked-Online, 19 April 2011. An international relations expert says there’s no going back to the so-called ‘good interventions’ of the 1990s.
‘Why the Bombing of Libya cannot Herald a Return to the 1990s Era of Humanitarian Intervention’, e-International Relations, editorial, 4 April 2011.
‘The Problematic of Control in a ‘Global’ World’, (podcast) presentation at ‘Control and the Global’ panel at the ‘Taking Control’ conference, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 12 March 2011.
‘Resilience: Friend or Foe?’, (video) presentation at a Round Table featuring leading scholars in the field debating the pitfalls and opportunities of resilience as a governance strategy today, University of Westminster, 24 February 2011.
‘The Ontology of Danger: Recasting the Human Subject in Discourses of Vulnerability and Reslience’, (podcast) presentation at ‘Ontologisations of Danger’ at the ‘Problematising Danger’ workshop, King’s College London, 21-22 February 2011.
‘Tašna Hilari Klinton: Uterivanje dijaloga’, comments on Hillary Clinton’s visit to Belgrade and Pristina, NIN (Belgrade), 14 October 2010, pp.10-13.
‘Medunarodna Zajednica Bez Vizije Za Bi’ interview with Danka Savic in Slobodna Bosna (Sarajevo), 14 October 2010, pp.38-40. Available here in three files: p.38, p.39 and p.40.
‘Promovohet libri “Ngritja e qeverisjes postliberale”‘, Bota Sot (Pristina), 2 September 2010, p.27. Review of book launch of International Statebuilding: The Rise of Post-Liberal Governance at the National Library Auditorium, Pristina.
Homepage photo illustrates Zoe Corbyn’s feature ‘All about me, dot com’ on academic’s personal websites, Times Higher Education, 19 August 2010, pp.37-39.
Interview comments in Bruno Waterfield, ‘Baroness Ashton moves to take control in Bosnia’, Daily Telegraph, 27 July 2010.
‘Flouting International Law: International pressure on Serbia not to start a new debate about the status of Kosovo and the possible diplomatic strategy of Serbia after the ICJ decision’ (interview in Serbian), NIN (Belgrade), 1 July 2010.
‘The EU and Post-Liberal Governance’, presentation at the conference (video), ‘Europe in the Emerging World Order: Searching for a New Paradigm’, Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, 25 March 2010.
Comments in Rebecca Attwood and Sarah Cunnane, ‘#loveHE: A big step into the grown-up world’, Times Higher Education, 11 March 2010, pp.34-41.
‘Fragile States and the International Community’, panel discussion from Chatham House conference ‘Fragile States and the International Community’, for BBC Radio 4, The World Tonight programme, with Robin Lustig, Francesc Vendrell, former UN and EU Special Representative in Afghanistan and Ginny Hill who runs the Yemen Forum at Chatham House. BBC Radio 4, The World Tonight, 22 February 2010.
‘”Good Governance” and the Limits to Statebuilding in Bosnia’, World Politics Review, Features section: ‘The Practices and Policies of Nationbuilding’, 8 December 2009.
‘Crisis – What Crisis? Launching What is Radical Politics Today‘, panel discussion (podcast) with Doreen Massey and Saskia Sassen, hosted by Counterpoint at the British Council, 25 November 2009.
‘What is Radical Politics Today’, interview with Catherine Fieschi, Director of Counterpoint (the think tank of the British Council), 25 November 2009.
‘Radovan Karadzic and War Crimes’ (podcast) expert witness, Moral Maze, BBC Radio 4, 28 October 2009. Programme details from BBC.
Interview comments in Nick Collins, ‘Karadzic appeals for trial delay’, The Telegraph, 30 September 2009.
‘Conflito Ético: Escândalo britânico reabre a polêmica sobre os parâmetros morais das relações entre países’, interview in O Globo (Brazil daily), 13 September 2009.
‘The Politics of the Environment and the ‘Radicalisation’ of State Institutions’, Radical Politics Today, May 2009.
‘This matters greatly to our public opinion’, Spiked-Online, 6 April 2009. Widespread opposition to a proposed Afghan law is less about liberating women than shoring up Western authority.
‘Blaming Karzai for the West’s failures’, Spiked-Online, 25 March 2009. It is not the Afghan PM’s corruption that has wrecked Afghanistan, but the disarray of the invading powers.
‘Between the Headlines’, Press TV, 16 January 2009. Discussion on major newspaper’s headlines with Alyssa McDonald, New Statesman, and Joseph Harker, Guardian.
‘Bosnian War Crimes Chamber may fail to encourage postwar reconciliation’, Jurist, 12 January 2009.
Comments in Simon Jennings, ‘Pocar: Extension to Tribunal Mandate Likely’, Institute for War and Peace Reporting, 18 November 2008.
‘Bosnian Powder Keg?’, BBC World Service, 22 October 2008. Response to Paddy Ashdown and Richard Holbrooke piece in that day’s Guardian newspaper.
‘National Security, Proscription and Foreign Policy – War on Terror, New World Order’, (video), lecture for CAMPACC, Statewatch, Haldane Society, Birkbeck, University of London, 21 October 2008.
‘British forces: a token army of occupation’, Spiked-Online, 14 October 2008. The Iraqi PM’s attack on Britain’s lack of commitment in Basra has shot a hole in the government’s ‘Iraq Story’.
‘The “Bosnian model” is no model for Georgia’, Spiked-Online, 15 September 2008. Turning sections of the Caucasus into international protectorates will not deliver anything like democracy.
‘Georgia: Russia’s first “Western-style” war’, Spiked-Online, 28 August 2008. Far from the Russian Bear reasserting its Great Power, its foreign policy, like Britain and America’s, is uncertain and erratic.
‘”Svet” ne može da se nadoknadi globalizacijom’, Plave Strane, Danas (Belgrade), 12-13 July 2008. Kostas Duzinas i Dejvid Čendler o “svetskoj vlasti”, EU, Balkanu, vanzemaljcima.
‘G8 summit: a global displacement activity’, Spiked-Online, 8 July 2008. Western governments’ desire to globalise big issues – from poverty to climate change – is an attempt to escape real responsibility for policymaking.
Comments in Michał Potocki, ‘Serbia o krok od Europy’, Dziennik (Poland), 13 May.
‘Turkey’s Relations with the Balkans’, interviews with TRT 1 (Turkish State Television), Zaman Newspaper (Istanbul), Bulgarian National Television and MillîGazete (Istanbul), Tekirdağ, Turkey, 24 April 2008.
‘Humanising Haditha’, Spiked-Online, 18 March 2008. By showing all sides as victims of war, Nick Broomfield’s Battle for Haditha can only find ‘common humanity’ in our ability to suffer.
‘IA Forum Interview: Professor David Chandler’, International Affairs Forum, Centre for International Relations, Washington D.C., 17 March 2008. IA-Forum speaks with Professor Chandler about Western interventions in the name of democracy promotion. By Katharine Slocombe.
‘What’s Next for Kosovo and Serbia?’, studio interview, CNN, 22 February 2008.
‘After the Serbian elections’, studio interview, Four Corners, Press TV, 4 February 2008.
‘After the Serbian elections’, interview with Radio Netherlands Worldwide, 4 February 2008.
‘Why Karzai was right to reject Ashdown’, Spiked-Online, 29 January 2008. He relished his role as colonial overlord in Bosnia, so it’s not surprising the Afghans don’t want Paternalistic Paddy anywhere near their country.
‘Keeping humanity secure?’, Spiked Review of Books, Issue No.9, January 2008. The new focus on ‘human security’ in the debate about international relations suggests there should be an even more meddlesome form of policing of other states’ affairs. No thanks.
‘Is the UN a Waste of Time?’, panel debate, hosted by Andrew Gilligan (view programme), with Hazel Smith, programme advisor to the UN World Food Programme (North Korea) and professor in international relations at Warwick University and Sarah Lesniewski, senior project officer for the Women’s Budget Group and member of the Fawcett Society. Forum, Press TV, 20 January 2008.
‘Kosovo’s Declaration of Dependence’, Spiked-Online, 15 January 2008. Hashim Thaci, one-time guerrilla turned PM of Kosovo, has promised to break away from Serbia. It’s independence, Jim, but not as we know it.
‘Britain’s key weapon in Afghanistan: the bribe’, Spiked-Online, 3 January 2008. In allegedly trying to buy off a local Taliban leader, British officials have shown a haughty and colonial disregard for the Afghan government.
‘Britain’s theatrical war against the Taliban’, Spiked-Online, 11 December 2007. British troops are not fighting the ‘good fight’ in Afghanistan; they are hiding behind US airpower and taking towns from weak forces.
‘Warum hasst Gordon Brown Politik?’, Novo Magazin, No.91/92 (Nov 2007 – Feb 2008), pp.18-19. David Chandler über den Skeptizismus der Politiker bezüglich politischer Veränderungen.
‘The high representative for Bosnia still runs it like a feudal fiefdom’, Guardian, 20 November 2007. Bosnia’s political crisis is the result of EU intervention, not action by Russia or the Serbs, says David Chandler. (Guardian Letters – responses from Frane Maroevic, Director of communications, Office of the high representative and EU special representative, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Professor Martin Shaw,
University of Sussex).
‘What about democracy for Bosnia?’, Spiked-Online, 6 November 2007. Western commentators fret about dictatorships in Burma and Pakistan yet turn a blind eye to the EU’s colonial rule in ‘over-emotional’ Bosnia.
‘The Bosnian Crisis’, interview with Audrey Carville, Europe Today, BBC World Service, 2 November 2007.
‘Brown gives a whole new meaning to “liberty”‘, Spiked-Online, 29 October 2007. The British PM treats freedom as a stuffy British tradition, through which he might ‘connect’ with an atomised public. Thomas Jefferson he ain’t.
‘Chandler: Umjesto da izvozi demokratiju, EU izvozi birokratiju’, Bosnia-Herzegovina Federal News Agency, 28 October 2007.
Comments in Ceri Dingle, ‘Africa Strand’, Battle in Print, in association with the Battle of Ideas, London, 27-28 October 2007.
‘What Future for Britain’s “Ethical” Foreign Policy?’ Debate with Alan Mendoza, Battle in Print, in association with the Battle of Ideas, London, 27-28 October 2007.
‘Worldview: The Petraeus Report’, Alan Mendoza of The Henry Jackson Society is joined by Prof. David Chandler of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, Paul Smyth, head of the Aerospace and Information Studies Programme at the RUSI, and James Denselow of the Council for Arab-British Understanding. Following the findings of the Petraeus Report, released last week, Alan and guests discuss whether this is just a case of “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” and ask what it will mean for the strategy in Iraq. Worldview, 18 Doughty Street TV, 20 September 2007.
‘France is now more gung-ho than America’, Spiked-Online, 18 September 2007. As he threatens war on Iran, French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner is living up to spiked’s warning that he is ‘the most dangerous man in Europe’.
Comments in Branka Trivić, ‘Strains Tell within Europe over Kosovo’, BIRN (Balkans Investigative Reporting Network), 12 September 2007.
‘Reviving the idea of the “good war”‘, Spiked-Online, 12 September 2007. The French and British governments are cynically using and abusing the situation in Kosovo to try to resurrect support for liberal imperialism.
‘Rizici unilateralnog priznanja’, interview with Branka Trivić, Radio Free Europe, 23 August 2007. David Chandler, profesor međunarodnih odnosa na londonskom Westminster univerzitetu ističe u intervjuu za Radio Slobodna Evropa da bi uniltarelano priznanje nezavisnosti Kosova izazvalo podele u regionu. U intervjuu koji sledi Chandler najpre odgovara na pitanje kako bi Evropska unija reagovala ako bi došlo do unilateralnog priznanja Kosova.
‘Why does Gordon Brown hate politics?’, Spiked-Online, 13 August 2007. A new book suggests that it is politicians’ own low horizons and scepticism about political change that leads to apathy amongst the masses.
‘David Cameron’s Rwandan distraction’, Spiked-Online, 25 July 2007. Why the Tory leader prefers to pontificate about poverty 4,000 miles away rather than tackle problems in his constituency: washed-out Witney.
‘The White Liberal Democrat’s Burden’, Spiked-Online, 28 June 2007. Paddy Ashdown may have been a failed politician in Britain, but the former Lord of Bosnia now fancies himself as a free-floating colonialist who can fix the world’s problems.
‘Politics as Religion’, CSD Bulletin, Vol.14, No.s 1 & 2, (Summer 2007), pp.23-25.
‘The Death of Foreign Policy’, Spiked-Online, 13 June 2007. What will foreign policy be like under Gordon Brown, or David Cameron? Similar to what it was like under Blair: a desperate search for purpose overseas.
‘International Tribunals: Not fit for purpose’, Spiked-Online, 6 June 2007. Former Liberian president Charles Taylor refused to turn up to his trial in The Hague this week, claiming the court was a sham. He has a point.
‘Olympic Boycott? Will the US Boycott the Olympics ?’, Asia2025.net, 2 June 2007. We first examine Darfur as well as the Western campaigns that have recently focused on Africa that are pleading with audiences to care. We ask a very impressive David Chandler, Professor of International Relations at the University of Westminster in London, his view of the campaigns.
‘Serbia and Europe: who’s ruling who?’, Spiked-Online, 16 May 2007. Many are shocked that Serbia has been made president of the Council of Europe, yet they turn a blind eye to the EU’s blackmail of elected Serb politicians.
‘The Attraction of Post-Territorial Politics: Ethics and Activism in the International Sphere’ (The Inaugural Lecture of Professor David Chandler, University of Westminster, 2 May 2007, unpublished PDF).
‘What next: Eco-imperialism?’, Spiked-Online, 19 April 2007. The British government is making dubious links between climate change and conflict in an attempt to boost its moral authority in global affairs.
‘Empire in Denial: From Bosnia to Iraq’, Conflict IN FOCUS, Regional Centre on Conflict Prevention, Jordanian Institute of Diplomacy, Issue 18, April 2007, pp.2-4.
‘All “quiet” on the Middle Eastern front’, Spiked-Online, 27 March 2007. Britain has been loudly demonising Iran for months. Why has it quietened down now that the Iranians have seized 15 British troops?
‘Zimbabwe: Talking up a Revolution’, Spiked-Online, 22 March 2007. Western governments are using the myth of a strong internal opposition to Mugabe’s regime to conceal their own weakness.
‘Experts + Opinions: David Chandler’, interview with Will Parkhouse, Total:Spec magazine, issue 18, March 2007, pp.30-33.
‘Kosovo gains independence – again?’, Spiked-Online, 6 February 2007. Under the guise of granting sovereignty, the UN is dumping responsibility for its mess in Kosovo on to the European Union.
Comments in Bruno Waterfield, ‘EU plans far-reaching “genocide denial” law’, Daily Telegraph, 2 February 2007.
‘Forcing Africans to “adapt” to poverty’, Spiked-Online, 1 February 2007. By blaming climate change for Africa’s problems, green groups have become apologists for inequality and underdevelopment.
‘Moral-Poker im Mittleren Osten’, Novo Magazin, No.85, pp.40-41, November/December 2006. Die Hasenfüßigkeit europäischer Nahostpolitik zeigt, dass die Verfechter westlicher Einmischungspolitik den Glauben an sich selbst verloren haben.
‘Beyond the “Axis of Evil”: New Threats to International Security’, studio discussion with Alan Mendoza, Worldview, 18 Doughty Street TV, 21 November 2006.
‘Narcystyczne gry Unii Europejskiej’ interview with Dariusz Rosiak, Rzeczpospolita, (Warsaw), 16 November 2006.
‘Setting the Poles apart: EU and CIA Rendition Flights’, Spiked-Online, 13 November 2006. What does the European Union do when accused of collaborating with the CIA on human rights abuses? Blame Poland.
Nezavisnost Kosovu neće doneti više autonomije’, interview with Branka Trivić, Radio Free Europe, 9 November 2006.
‘Bosna: čija je, u stvari, to država?’, PulsDemocratije (Sarajevo), 3 November 2006. Evropska unija poriče svoju nedemokratsku dominaciju nad ovom sićušnom balkanskom republikom. (Članak Davida Chandlera prenosimo sa stranice Spiked Online, gdje je objavljen 20. aprila 2006. ali za situaciju u BiH nije izgubio značaj. Zahvaljujemo se autoru i izdavaču na dozvoli za objavljivanje ovog članka u Pulsu demokratije.)
‘Ustav Srbije neće uticati na status Kosova’, interview with Dragan Štavljanin, Radio Free Europe, 31 October 2006.
‘Dejvid Čendler o statusu Kosova’, BBC Serbia, 26 October 2006. Dejvid Čandler, profesor medjunarodnih odnosa na Vetsminsterskom univerzitetu u Londonu i autor knjige “Od Kosova do Avganistana- ljudska prava i humanitarne intervencije” procenjuje da će za Kosovo biti nadjena formula koja će zadovoljiti i Putina i Buša i EU.
‘Aid: More about aiding the West than the Rest’, Spiked-Online, 25 October 2006. Two new books by former World Bank officials argue that aid to Africa is driven by gesture and narcissism rather than concern for the poor.
Nuclear Proliferation: North Korea and Iran’, studio discussion, Al-Jazeera International, 6 October 2006.
‘Čandler: Politika u BiH teatar’, BBC Serbia, 3 October 2006. U prvim komentarima izbora u Bosni i Hercegovini, svetske agencije iznose zabrinutost tamošnjih posmatrača oko njene budućnosti.
‘Whose Kosovo is it Anyway’, Spiked-Online, 3 October 2006. The Serb government’s restated claim over Kosovo was more a symbolic gesture than ‘war talk’.
‘Moral Grandstanding in the Middle East’, Spiked-Online, 1 September 2006. The EU and UN want to make political mileage out of the Israel-Lebanon crisis, while avoiding taking political responsibility for it.
‘Muslim Perspectives on British Foreign Policy, interview for ‘Ummah Talk’, Islam Channel TV, 18 July 2006.
‘Saving Africa? A Year on from the G8’, panel discussion with Vincent Magombe, playwright and activist, and Tom Sharman, Action Aid, Saturday Extra, Sky News, 15 July 2006.
‘After the Mexico Elections: Divided States?’, studio interview, CNN International, 5 July 2006.
‘Make Lecturing Africa History’, Spiked-Online, 3 July 2006. A year on from Live 8, Bob, Bono and the rest seem more concerned with bashing African governments than helping African people.
‘Setting up a New Journal’, BISA News (Newsletter of the British International Studies Association), July 2006, pp.7-8.
‘Fra Terrorismo E Guerra’, Interview, La Provincia, 15 May 2006. Il grande inganno della guerra buona Dalla Bosnia all’Iraq, gli Usa e i partner occidentali compensano con l’azione l’assenza di progettualità Lo studioso britannico Chandler analizza questa forma di imperialismo deresponsabilizzata e pericolosa.
‘Bosnia: Whose State is it Anyway?’, Spiked-Online, 20 April 2006. The European Union is in denial about its undemocratic domination of this tiny Balkan republic.
‘Saddam’s trial: playing the genocide card’, Spiked-Online, 11 April 2006. The coalition is trying to win back some moral authority in Iraq by uttering the G-word.
‘Zehn Jahre nach Dayton: Wer regiert Bosnien?’, Novo Magazin, No.81, March/April 2006, p. 53.
‘State-Building in Africa: Empowerment by Imposition’, Spiked Essays, 7 March 2006. By focusing on ‘capacity-building’ and ’empowerment’, international institutions seek to evade responsibility for their continued domination over African affairs.
‘Serbia, War Crimes and EU Accession’, Spiked-Online, 2 March 2006. Serbia is currently charged with genocide, under pressure to hand over General Mladic, and up for membership of the EU. What’s going on?
‘Das Reinwaschen der Sieger’, Novo Magazin, No.80, January/February 2006, p. 27
‘Globalaktivisten: Politik nicht von dieser Welt’, Novo Magazin, No.79, November/ December 2005, p. 38.
Ten Years on Who’s Running Bosnia?’, Spiked-Online, 23 November 2005. The only people freed up by Bosnia’s ‘democratic’ reforms will be EU administrators.
‘Media coverage of the Saddam Trial’, studio interview, Al-Jazeera, 26 October 2005.
‘How “State-Building” Weakens States’, Spiked Essays, 24 October 2005. The new focus on the international community’s ‘responsibility to protect’ failing states is external meddling by another name.
‘Saddam Trial: Whose Demons are They Anyway?’, Spiked-Online, 20 October 2005. The coalition is focusing on Saddam’s crimes of 23 years ago in order to disclaim responsibility for present failures.
‘Kosovo Developments’, studio interview, CNN International, 6 October 2005.
‘Srebrenica: Salz auf die Wunden des Krieges’, Novo Magazin, No.78, September/October 2005, p.54. Das Versprechen der internationalen Gemeinschaft, in Bosnien Gerechtigkeit zu üben, hat Hürden für die Versöhnung geschaffen.
‘UN: Rhetoric without Responsibility’, Spiked-Online, 16 September 2005. Today’s United Nations is little more than a bloated international think-tank.
‘A Step Back for Democracy in Iraq’, Spiked-Online, 17 August 2005. In all the wrangling about the constitution, the one group nobody is consulting is the Iraqi people.
‘Srebrenica: Prolonging the Wounds of War’, Spiked-Online, 20 July 2005. The international community’s promise of justice in Bosnia has erected a barrier to reconciliation.
‘Saddam Trial: A Weak Case for War’, Spiked-Online, 7 July 2005. Western powers look to lawyers when they run out of political arguments.
‘Going Global?’, CSD Bulletin, Vol.21, No.2, Summer 2005, pp.1-2, 20.
‘Rough Justice, EU-Style’, Spiked-Online, 1 April 2005. By forcing countries to trade alleged war criminals for accession rights, the EU puts politics at the heart of the Hague Tribunal.
‘Kofi Annan and UN Reform’, studio discussion, Today Programme, BBC Radio 4, 30 March 2005.
‘The War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague’, Co-op Radio, Vancouver, Canada, 25 March 2005.
‘Security and Liberty’, studio discussion, BBC News 24, 18 February 2005.
Celebrities “selling” a good cause’, studio discussion with Matthew Paris and Wivina Belmonte (UNICEF), Outlook, BBC World Service, 3 February 2005.
‘The Return of Trusteeship’, Spiked-Online, 3 February 2005. Three new books consider trusteeship and other remedies for ‘failed states’.
‘Can the West protect itself against terror without compromising the freedoms it has so long defended?’, expert witness, studio discussion, Moral Maze, BBC Radio 4, 2 February 2005.
‘Bosnia’s Paddy Ashdown: A Marginal Figure Without Limits’, NIN (Belgrade), 12 December 2004, p. 11.
‘Do we have a moral responsibility to Africa?’, Moral Maze, BBC Radio 4, 1 December 2004.
Comments in Kent Harris, ‘As U.S. forces leave, experts debate success of Bosnia mission’, Stars and Stripes, 28 November 2004.
‘Why the North East Assembly went South’, Spiked-Online, 9 November 2004. A vote against too many politicians, too few powers, or what?
‘Going Global: The Politics of Another Planet’, Spiked Essays, 1 September 2004. Are the ‘new global movements’ advancing a radical agenda – or just retreating from politics?
‘Building Bridges in Bosnia’, Spiked-Online, 28 July 2004. Reconciliation ceremonies sponsored by the UN won’t heal Bosnia’s ethnic divisions. David Chandler reports from Mostar.
‘The Loaded Scales of “International Justice”‘, Spiked-Online, 29 June 2004. Trials and tribulations at the International Criminal Court.
‘Making the Geopolitical Personal’, Spiked-Online, 16 June 2004. Anti-globalisation author Paul Kingsnorth seems more interested in self-discovery than radical politics.
‘Passing the Buck in Iraq’, Spiked-Online, 28 May 2004. Bush and Blair are ‘transferring sovereignty’ to shirk responsibility for the consequences of their actions.
‘Kosovo: Building a “Multi-Ethnic” Tinderbox’, Spiked-Online, 24 March 2004. Ethnic turmoil in Kosovo is the result of five years of UN and NATO meddling.
‘Balancing’ Liberty and Security, Spiked-Online, 4 February 2004. The UK home secretary’s proposal for ‘pre-emptive justice’ to deal with potential terrorists shows how fear undermines freedom.
‘Rigging Other Countries’ Votes’, Spiked-Online,14 January 2004. OSCE monitors now deem elections ‘irregular’ if people vote for the ‘wrong’ parties.
‘BBC intervju: “Ključni problem Dejtonskog sporazuma je u tome što je nametnut od spolja”‘, BBC World Service Serbian, 18 December 2003.
‘The European Union and Governance in the Balkans’, European Balkan Observer, Vol. 1, No. 2, November 2003.
‘The Tyranny of Law’, Spiked-Online, 9 September 2003. The lessons of Bosnia for Iraq? That the ‘rule of law’ cannot be imposed from without.
‘The UN – Just There to Help’, Spiked-Online, 22 August 2003. The Baghdad terrorist attack led to a remarkable rewriting of the history of the UN’s role in Iraq.
‘Democratic Deficits’, studio discussion, Analysis, BBC Radio 4, 21 August 2003. Further reading here.
‘Cosmopolitan Paradox’, CSD Bulletin, Vol.10, No.2, Summer 2003, pp.12-14.
‘What Kinnock did next ‘, Spiked-Online, 10 June 2003. Why are Western politicians restyling themselves as global advocates for those ‘without a voice’?
‘Shielding Themselves from Politics’, Spiked-Online, 4 March 2003. The human shield movement looks more like ethical tourism than solidarity.
‘Stopping Asylum before it Starts’, Spiked-Online, 19 February 2003. The right to asylum in the UK is being transformed into the West’s right to intervene abroad.
‘Internationaler Strafgerichtshof’, Novo Magazin, No.61-62, November 2002–February 2003. Das Ringen um Ausnahmeregelungen zeigt: Die Hoffnung auf internationale Gerechtigkeit ist unbegründet.
‘Coward’s war in Yemen’, Spiked-Online, 22 November 2002. The CIA doesn’t know if it got its al-Qaeda man – because it wasn’t there.
‘Law in disorder’, Spiked-Online, 19 September 2002. UN involvement in the Iraq campaign neither makes war less likely, nor more ‘legitimate’.
‘Jack Straw’s colonial discourse’, Spiked-Online, 10 September 2002. The UK foreign secretary’s speech on ‘failed and failing states’ lays out a very British alternative to US unilateralism – a return to the days of Empire.
‘Hawk Talk’, Spiked-Online, 6 September, 2002. War has become the easy option for America – and the anti-war camp is making it easier still.
‘Limits of the ICC’, Spiked-Online, 28 August 2002. The squabbles about the International Criminal Court indicate that some states are more equal than others.
‘Bosnia’s New Colonial Governor’, Guardian, 9 July 2002. Paddy Ashdown is turning its elected leaders into his ciphers. (Guardian Letters – responses from Nicholas Whyte, Balkans programme director International Crisis Group, and Adam Walker, University of Hertfordshire).
‘The King of Bosnia’, Spectator, 8 June 2002. Paddy Ashdown must feel that power is finally his. Why else would he sack Bosnia’s deputy prime minister?
‘Imperialism may be out but aggressive wars and colonial protectorates are back’, Observer Comment Extra, 14 April 2002. A response to Robert Cooper’s provocative call for a new liberal imperialism. If the diplomat had used different language and stressed the universally ’empowering’ nature of his project, his most vocal critics may well have applauded.
‘Universal Values: Human Rights’, studio discussion, Analysis, BBC Radio 4, 11 April 2002. Transcript.
‘Not so new Imperialism’, Spiked-Online, 11 April 2002. The UK Foreign Policy Centre’s pamphlet on Reordering the World is controversial for one reason: its use of the language of old-fashioned realpolitik instead of new human rights-speak.
‘Human rights trump democracy’, Spiked-Online, 19 March 2002. The USA is recasting its international dominance as a global defence of human rights.
‘Learning from History’, Variant, Vol.2, No.14, Winter 2001.
‘Faking democracy in Kosovo’, Spiked-Online, 27 November 2001. The provincial elections in Kosovo on 17 November were hailed as a ‘step forward to democracy’. David Chandler, who observed the elections for the Council of Europe, wonders why.
”International Protectorate in Afghanistan’, studio discussion, Newsnight, BBC2, 5 November 2001.
‘Ripping up the Charter’, Spiked-Online, 18 October 2001. How did the United Nations that protects people from the ‘scourge of war’ become a United Nations that legitimises military intervention and the creation of neo-colonial orders?
‘Women’s Rights and International Protectorates’, studio discussion, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, 19 October 2001.
‘Dictating democracy in Belarus’, Spiked-Online, 12 October 2001. The European and US authorities’ attempts to ‘assist democracy’ in Belarus had the opposite effect – patronising voters and limiting their choices.
‘Third time wrong: NATO’s intervention in Macedonia’, Spiked-Online, 30 August 2001. Those who think NATO’s military intervention in Macedonia will bring peace and democracy should think again.
”The Dayton Accords’, Talking History, Public Radio Satellite/Voice of America, 6 August 2001.
‘Academics identify key issues in the upcoming general election: David Chandler: Participation bid will not reduce apathy’, Times Higher Education Supplement, 1 June 2001.
‘Kosovo elections: who’s failing the test of democracy?’, Spiked-Online, 29 December 2000. In the new ‘democratic’ Kosovo, what the people want comes low down the list of priorities.
‘Bosnia, Kosovo and Democracy: Democracy in the age of humanitarian intervention’, Current Concerns (Zurich), January 2000, pp.1,2 & 5.
‘Lehren aus Bosnien: Internationale Protektorate auf dem Balkan sind keine Losung’, Novo Magazin, No.41, (Juli-August 1999), p.13.
‘Faking Democracy: Vom Demokratie-Schwindel in Dayton zur Demokratie-Abschaffung in Rambouillet’, Jungle World, 23 June 1999.
‘Plan ohne Frieden: Die neue Bürde des weißen Mannes’, Jungle World, 16 June 1999.
‘The Lesson of Bosnia…is that an international protectorate solves nothing’, Living Marxism, No.120, May 1999, p.12.
‘Last night Mr Blair hailed our intervention in Bosnia as a success. As this alarming report reveals, the reverse is true’, Daily Mail, 27 March 1999, p.6.
Comments in Simon Jenkins, ‘The real catastrophe: No amount of NATO bombing will make Milosevic see sense in Kosovo’, The Times, 24 March 1999.
‘The End of Sovereignty? Lessons Learned in the Bosnian Conflict’, Living Marxism, No.114, October 1998, pp.43-44.
‘The Ministry of Truth and the Bosnian Elections’, LM Commentary, 17 September 1997.
‘Bosnia: More Democratisers, Less Democracy’, Living Marxism, No.103, September 1997, pp.31-33.
‘Preparing Bosnia for Democracy’, LM Commentary, 29 June 1997.
‘You will be Democratised: Why should the West decide what’s best for the people of the Balkans’, Living Marxism, No.98, March 1997, pp.43-46.