Khaled Al-Kassimi -خالد القاسمي

Khaled Al-Kassimi -خالد القاسمي
American University in the Emirates (AUE) | AUE · CMMC-IR

DPhil

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Introduction
Khaled is an Assistant Professor at the American University in the Emirates (AUE). His current research monograph (21-22) seeks to deconstruct the juridical assumptions & consequences of positivist jurisprudence exercised in the Occident & Orient. The research, therefore, analyzes the displacement crisis & carnage in Arabia catalyzed in 2011 using TWAIL as approach and necropolitics as paradigm of analysis thus proposing alternative legal reasonings espoused by secular legal-philosophy.
Education
September 2016 - April 2020
McMaster University
Field of study
  • Political Science
September 2015 - August 2016
McMaster University
Field of study
  • Political Science-International Relations
September 2009 - September 2013
University of Toronto
Field of study
  • Combined Specialist, History and Political Science

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Publications (22)
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Throughout the 20th century, ideological deficiency and disunity of the Third World have resulted in the principles of Bandung and South-South cooperation not fulfilling their historical decolonial objective. This paper seeks to identify The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) as an organization that has developed not only uni...
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The resurgence of a deterministic mode of representation mythologizing Arabs as figuring (threatening) Saracen by judging their epistemological commitments as hostile to Enlightened reason-based ideals is demonstratively identifiable after 9/11, and more so following the Arab uprisings in 2011, when we notice that the Arab in general, and Muslim in...
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The following legal-historical research is critical of “Islamist” narratives and their desacralized reverberations claiming that Arab-Muslim receptivity to terror is axiomatic to “cultural experiences” figuring subjects conforming to Arab-Islamic philosophical theology. The critique is founded on deconstructing—while adopting a Third World Approach...
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The (secular-humanist) philosophical theology governing (positivist) disciplines such as International Law and International Relations precludes a priori any communicative examination of how the exclusion of Arab-Ottoman jurisprudence is necessary for the ontological coherence of jurisprudent concepts such as society and sovereignty, together with...
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The following research is interested in analyzing the communicated political and legal reverberations of Ethiopia announcing in 2011 the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the unilateral filling of the reservoir in July 2020 by ignoring the social consequences resulting from such unethical policy on Egyptian and Sudanese...
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The (secular-humanist) philosophical theology governing (positivist) disciplines such as International Law and International Relations precludes a priori any communicative examination of how the exclusion of Arab-Ottoman jurisprudence is necessary for the ontological coherence of jurisprudent concepts such as society and sovereignty, together with...
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This paper appraises the regional impact of economic sanctions initiated by the United States against the Arab Syrian Republic by analyzing the ‘spillover effect’ of such measures elsewhere in the Levant. Specifically, this paper measures the impact of the ongoing American sanctions regime in Jordan and Lebanon. Excising the Syrian market from the...
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This paper appraises the regional impact of economic sanctions initiated by the United States against the Syrian Arab Republic by analyzing the 'spillover effect' of such measures elsewhere in the Levant. Specifically, this paper measures the impact of the ongoing American sanctions regime in Jordan and Lebanon. Excising the Syrian market from the...
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Despite the ascendancy of the concept of resilience in political sociology, its criticism has also expanded. In both theory and practice, this paper seeks to unpack and critically explore how resilience as embedded neoliberal governmentality permeates U.S. research in issues relating to natural environmental disasters. By highlighting the neolibera...
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The readmission of Syria to the Arab League would be a welcome move that would tacitly recognize that the country's democratically elected and legitimate government won its eight-year-long war against tens of thousands of foreign-supported terrorist and "rebel" forces, but it naturally raises the question of what some of those same countries who at...
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For over a decade, scholars of Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) – a subset of terrorism studies identifying with the widening and deepening era of International Relations (IR) – have persuaded scholars of political sociology to push the disciplinary boundaries imposed by Orthodox Terrorism Studies (OTS). OTS academics reify a positivist conceptuali...
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The Ministry of Defense attributed last Monday's "chain of tragic circumstances", as President Putin described it, to the reckless midair tactical maneuver that an Israeli jet carried out in order to evade an incoming S-200 missile that ended up instead retargeting and ultimately taking down a Russian spy plane. 15 servicemen were killed in the inc...
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On May 18th 2017, 27 Syrian army vehicles drove within 18 miles of al-Tanf breaching the U.S.declared 34-mile radius resulting in the U.S. forces striking the Arab Syrian Army (ASA). When the U.S struck the ASA, Wall Street Journal’s Yaroslav Trofimov reported that "the U.S attack at al Tanf is significant not because the U.S has once again struck...
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Reports have circulated that the Trump Administration is toying with the idea of a "Middle East Strategic Alliance", abbreviated by the media as MESA, to function as a so-called "Arab NATO" against Iran. The plan is to supposedly join the GCC countries with Jordan and Egypt in a new military alliance, but questions of redundancy have arisen because...
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The Russian-assisted liberation offensive by the Syrian Arab Army in the terrorist-occupied portions of the southwestern de-escalation zone has the chance of causing international drama after both the US and Israel warned against such a move.Interestingly, however, it's also been reported that the US told its on-the-ground proxies not to expect a m...
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The mission statement of US African Command (AFRICOM), articulated by President George Bush in 2007, declared African underdevelopment and human insecurities as a threat to US national security. Since 10 years have elapsed from the time of AFRICOM's inauguration, this paper seeks to highlight that the organization has fallen short in realizing its...
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Military Organisations, similar to States, possess identities that are reconfigured depending on the political context of the period in question. This paper seeks to analyze the legitimacy crisis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) by relating the concept of ontological security and its related component consisting of environment and s...
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The international system is based on the modern conception of the Westphalian model which organizes and monopolizes violence under the exclusive authority of a sovereign state. This conception only began to characterize global politics in the 19th century and more so at the beginning of the 20th century, contrary to the political myth that perceive...
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Military Organisations, similar to States, possess and reconfigure their identities depending on the context and period in question. This paper seeks to analyze the legitimacy crisis of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). It focusses on the concept of ontological security and its related components of the environment and socialization, to en...
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use this link to cite ----http://hdl.handle.net/11375/18673 The international system is based on the modern conception of the Westphalian model, which organizes and monopolizes violence under the exclusive authority of a sovereign state. This conception only began to characterize global politics in the 19th century and more so at the beginning of t...
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The international system is based on the modern conception of the Westphalian model, which organizes and monopolizes violence under the exclusive authority of a sovereign state. This conception only began to characterize global politics in the 19th century and more so at the beginning of the 20th century, contrary to the political myth that perceiv...
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The social contract that formulated our modern understanding of the relationship between the citizen vis-à-vis the sovereign has been reformulated and contested since the catalyst event of 9/11. The occurrence of the reconfiguration and contestation is directly linked to the securitization of citizenship and the border. The documentary entitled “I...

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Projects (2)
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The militarization of law enforcement agencies has been an ongoing process in the U.S. in the 20th century. However, since the declaration the War on Terror and the passing of the Patriot Act after 9/11, scholars have noticed an exponential increase in the (terrorizing) pedagogy of law enforcement agencies becoming militaristic to the extent that citizens are no longer being protected by their Sovereign but rather are presumed threats to national security. This paper seeks to highlight how such militarization adopts terrorizing tactics by the State thus bringing into fruition a Law and Order imposed by presuming citizens as threats. By prioritizing the security of the State rather than the freedom and liberty of the citizen, this manuscript elaborates on the danger this poses on the democratic experience based on contractualist theory .
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Whenever one hears the call “security”, one now also finds the demand for resilience. Despite the ascendancy of the concept of resilience in social science, its criticism has also expanded. This paper seeks to unpack and critically explore resilience as embedded neoliberal governmentality by providing examples of how “laissez-faire” resilience, in both theory and practice, permeates U.S research in issues relating to natural environmental disasters. By highlighting the neoliberal (resilient) politics of recovery situated in two natural environmental disasters case studies - Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Harvey - I seek to highlight that both pre-disaster and post-disaster recovery realities contrast starkly with the high minded claims of resilience being a form of "emancipatory" resistance. Instead, both cases highlight resilience as a veneer for opportunity, domination, and capital accumulation by private-public/state-nonstate actors. Both hurricane responses highlight that resilience understood as embedded neoliberal governmentality privileged types of solutions that directly hindered communities “bouncing back”. The paper concludes by analysing an alternative conceptualization of resilience strategy pioneered in Cuba which the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) encouraged risk-reduction experts to emulate.