Pop Culture and Latin America’s Conflicts

Pop Culture and Latin America’s Conflicts

Militaries and police forces can win wars, but the television and cinematographic industries are critical components that will determine whether or not they will be remembered as heroes.

Interview – Carlos Escudé

Interview – Carlos Escudé

Professor Escudé talks about his peripheral realism, the fallacy of anthropomorphism, what’s wrong in Venezuela, and argues to separate theory and practice.

Review – Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

Review – Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

A timely volume that details what we have learned from a long history of attempts to govern sovereign debt, and which is bound to be a reference for debates yet to come.

Scotland and Brexit

Scotland and Brexit

It would be beyond ironic if the decision to reclaim ‘sovereignty’ through Brexit were to result in secession of Scotland.

Recent Posts

Call for Papers: New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World

Call for Papers: New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World

Authors are invited to submit papers for an open access Edited Collection titled ‘New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World: National, Transnational, and International’.

Gender and the International Criminal Court: A Critical Assessment

Gender and the International Criminal Court: A Critical Assessment

Gender-based violence has been dismissed as a natural consequence of war: there is a need to develop jurisprudence and understanding of gender within international law.

When to Hire a Hitman: A Theoretical Framework for Just Assassination

When to Hire a Hitman: A Theoretical Framework for Just Assassination

With the exponential rise of civilian casualties in modern warfare, political assassination could serve as an effective, more ‘humane’ means of humanitarian intervention.

Terrorism and the PLO: The Effectiveness of Terrorism as a Political Tool

Terrorism and the PLO: The Effectiveness of Terrorism as a Political Tool

The example of the PLO’s terrorist campaign against Israel demonstrates that terrorism is unlikely to be an effective tool to achieve political goals.

Peacebuilding in and beyond the European Union

Peacebuilding in and beyond the European Union

While the maturation of its praxes allowed the EU to enter the thus defined peacebuilding space, it is its unique nature that brings value to global peacebuilding.

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

As the most important and powerful upstream country in Asia, China becomes imperative to any cooperation on water-related issues.

Are Pre-Second World War Writings on International Politics Still Relevant?

Are Pre-Second World War Writings on International Politics Still Relevant?

The Twenty Years’ Crisis by E.H. Carr and The Three Guineas by Woolf are considered seminal texts in the study of IR, yet their relevance to the present is in question.

Brexit: Global Perspectives

Brexit: Global Perspectives

This new blog focuses on the geopolitical implications of Britain’s decision to leave the EU, providing a forum for critical analysis and discussion of diverse global issues and outlooks on Brexit.

Quitaly, Outstria, ‘Eu Revoir’? The Coming Legacy of Brexit

Quitaly, Outstria, ‘Eu Revoir’? The Coming Legacy of Brexit

Brexit is merely an early skirmish in the battle for Europe. Further conflicts are coming.

A soldier guards the roadside checkpoint outside of Srinagar International Airport (SXR) in Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Conflict in Kashmir: From the Ground Up

As long as the world does not pay attention to the Kashmiri narrative, Kashmir will see many more periods of agitation, disruption and protest.

Populist Challenge and Political Judgement

Populist Challenge and Political Judgement

We live in an era of the devaluation of knowledge in which the difference between ‘truth’ and ‘lies’ does not count anymore; this makes electorates prone to populism.

Framing the Refugee

Framing the Refugee

Unless citizens are willing to problematize their own position, power and safety, they must accept that they are not willing to take the Refugee Question seriously.

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