Understanding Post-9/11 Afghanistan

Understanding Post-9/11 Afghanistan

A humanistic re-interpretation of the Quran would be a crucial step towards vindicating Islam against its distortion and demonisation by hegemonic aspirants.

Interview – Anand Menon

Interview – Anand Menon

Anand Menon discusses linkages between domestic politics and international relations, the impact of Brexit on EU politics, and the disruptive rise of Eurosceptic parties.

Review – International Order in Diversity

Review – International Order in Diversity

Though an empirically intriguing and entertaining read, Phillips and Sharman’s book falls short on theory and contains fallacious historical investigation.

Populism Marches On

Populism Marches On

The Dutch election is neither a victory for liberalism nor a victory for racism, but a victory for frustration, anger, anxiety and resentment.

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Religion and Identity at the 2017 Dutch Elections

Religion and Identity at the 2017 Dutch Elections

The results of the 2017 Dutch election show that issues of identity brought about by Muslim immigration to Europe continue to profoundly affect European politics.

One Belt, One Road and the History of the Maritime Silk Route

One Belt, One Road and the History of the Maritime Silk Route

Through the One Belt One Road initiative, China attempts to reassert itself as a powerful middle kingdom that is central to global trade and international relations.

Review – Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History

Review – Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History

The personal recollections in Kruijt’s book on players in revolutionary Latin America are so valuable that they eclipse the weaker explanatory, even slippery passages.

What Next for Iraq after the Battle of Mosul?

What Next for Iraq after the Battle of Mosul?

The battle for Mosul is a proxy for a complex set of interests competing for hegemony. It is not the end, rather the beginning of the next waves of conflict Iraq faces.

Revisiting the Clash of Civilizations Thesis After 9/11

Revisiting the Clash of Civilizations Thesis After 9/11

Afghans believing in the Taliban/al-Qaida discourse will succumb to the intellectual insights of Huntington’s thesis which endorses the same worldview in a reverse guise.

Brexit – The View From India

Brexit – The View From India

London’s ability to secure a trade deal with India has been complicated by an issue at the heart of the Brexit debate: immigration.

Review – The Child Soldier’s New Job

Review – The Child Soldier’s New Job

By critically examining the use of child soldiers in privatised wars Ellesoe’s documentary forces viewers to challenge the commercialisation of the monopoly on violence.

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The Annual E-IR Article Award (Deadline 30 March)

E-IR invites PhD students and early career academics to prepare short papers outlining novel, or under appreciated, ideas that will contribute to the understanding of international relations.

Inequality, Poverty and a ‘Human Economy’

Inequality, Poverty and a ‘Human Economy’

What might it mean to move to a human economy?

Symbolic Violence and Post-election USA: A Parable

Symbolic Violence and Post-election USA: A Parable

The extraordinary degree of diversity in the US population can be managed with narratives and terms of discourse that lead to discontent and upheaval, or to pluralism.

Why the 2017 Dutch Elections Will Not Kick-off a “Patriotic Spring”

Why the 2017 Dutch Elections Will Not Kick-off a “Patriotic Spring”

The Dutch elections will not lead to the start of a “patriotic spring” of the European populist far right, but may instead signal a rebalancing of European politics.

Obama’s Bulwark against Torture: Will It Stop Trump?

Obama’s Bulwark against Torture: Will It Stop Trump?

The Obama administration’s two-pronged approach of closing legal gaps and studying effective means of interrogation, in fact, helps illuminate the moral point at stake.

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