Author profile: Nico Edwards

Nico Edwards earned a BA (Hons) International Relations and Social Anthropology and an MSc in International Politics at SOAS, University of London.

Post-Genocide Rwanda’s Struggle to ‘Never Forget’ and Move On

Nico Edwards • Apr 30 2021 • Articles

The ‘holism’ of Rwandan transitional justice intimates a rare kind of survivor’s justice challenging claims that view Rwanda as a case of Justice without Reconciliation.

Identity and Foreign Policy: Competing Narratives in Swedish State Autobiographies

Nico Edwards • Mar 10 2021 • Articles

Proponents of arms exports ultimately succeeded in ensuring that Wallström’s feminist foreign policy wouldn’t realise its professed intentions.

For the People or for Power? Wielding the ICC Gavel in a World of Power Politics

Nico Edwards • Jan 15 2021 • Articles

The ICC remains guilty of a ‘complacency of complementarity’, wherein the Court heralds the dispensing of distanced justice over respecting existing national processes.

Women, Peace and… Continued Militarism? Revisiting UNSCR 1325 and Its African Roots

Nico Edwards • Jan 12 2021 • Essays

Women play a valuable role in peacekeeping in African contexts. However, their participation in stereotypically gendered peace processes and structures is not enough.

The Performativity of Sovereignty: Challenging Essentialism within IR Theory

Nico Edwards • Dec 19 2020 • Articles

Paradoxically, Waltz, Jackson and their predecessors have perpetuated the structuration of the international order as one of hierarchy rather than anarchy.

The Meaning of US Drone Warfare in the War on Terror

Nico Edwards • Nov 28 2020 • Essays

Disposability can be understood as structures that manage life and the distribution of death in the interests of actors in global economic and political networks.

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