Prof. William Maley
Dr. William Maley is Professor of Diplomacy at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at The Australian National University. He taught for many years in the School of Politics, University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, and has served as a Visiting Professor at the Russian Diplomatic Academy, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Refugee Studies Programme at Oxford University. He is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), and in November 2003, he received the AUSTCARE Paul Cullen Humanitarian Award for services to refugees. He is author of several books on Afghanistan including The Afghanistan Wars (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, 2009), Rescuing Afghanistan (London: Hurst & Co., 2006), Reconstructing Afghanistan: Civil-military experiences in comparative perspective (New York: Routledge, 2015.) Maley has also authored What is a Refugee? (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) and he has published articles in several prestigious journals including The Modern Law Review, Political Studies, Australian Outlook, The Australian Journal of International Affairs, Review of International Studies, The World Today. He also produced a paper on The Foreign Policy of the Taliban (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2000), and co-authored another paper entitled Afghanistan: Reconstruction and Peacebuilding in a Regional Framework (Bern: Swiss Peace Foundation, 2001).
The previous op-ed in this trilogy looked at how courts in Syria and Iraq can bring terrorists to justice mainly on terrorist charges in their post-conflict settings. This op-ed will examine how foreign national courts can prosecute terrorist crimes that have been committed in Syria and Iraq. These crimes can constitute war crimes, crimes against […]
Now that the military defeat of the so called “Islamic State” in Iraq and in Syria is nearly complete, the international community and countries involved are faced with new challenges for the post-conflict situation. This includes restoring peace and stability, creating all-inclusive government institutions, resettling displaced communities and adopting reconciliation and rehabilitation efforts. Among these […]
For more than two decades, the EU and other donors have spent billions of euros to rebuild the Somali state and, more recently, to counter the rise of the violent Islamist group Al Shabaab. But Somalia remains a weak, if not “failed state”, and progress is nowhere near commensurate with international support. This is because […]