ISIL, Ideology, and Islamic Militancy – Where is the Centre of Gravity?

ISIL, Ideology, and Islamic Militancy – Where is the Centre of Gravity?

The solution to the rise of ISIL lies in locating the ideology’s centre of gravity and strategizing its containment if not its demise.

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

Interview – Richard Ned Lebow

In this interview, Professor Lebow discusses his intellectual development, the concept of identity in IR, the drivers of conflict, and his latest research.

Review – An Introduction to the English School of International Relations

Review – An Introduction to the English School of International Relations

Buzan’s seminal work on the English School offers a stimulating introduction for all students and scholars of IR and highlights the need for further research

A New Face of Romania?

A New Face of Romania?

The results of the Fall 2014 presidential elections in Romania came as a surprise, bringing victory to German Lutheran Klaus Johannis and the Romanian diaspora.

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Political Leadership in Times of Agony for Palestinian Citizens

Political Leadership in Times of Agony for Palestinian Citizens

Since 1948 Palestinians have never enjoyed a protected political arena in which to conduct an intimate, direct internal dialogue about their future together as a people.

‘R2P’ as an Emerging Norm

‘R2P’ as an Emerging Norm

R2P’s power lies in its potential, as an emerging norm, to shift state attitudes to mass atrocity crimes to a legal commitment to protect at risk people around the world.

The Role of Transitional Justice Processes in Building Peace in Latin America

The Role of Transitional Justice Processes in Building Peace in Latin America

To play an effective role in peace building, truth commissions must address underlying structural violence and contribute to the success of additional justice mechanisms.

Decolonising Structural Realist Understandings of Latin America.

Decolonising Structural Realist Understandings of Latin America.

Despite the fact that grand narratives inevitably advantage, disadvantage, include, and exclude, scholars should remember that the mind must still be decolonised.

Historical Animosity: One of Many Sources of Sino–Japanese Tensions Today

Historical Animosity: One of Many Sources of Sino–Japanese Tensions Today

Historical animosity has been a major factor in Sino–Japanese tensions, but strategic regional objectives remain their primary motivator.

To What Extent Is Neopatrimonialism the Unchanging Way in Which ‘Africa Works’?

To What Extent Is Neopatrimonialism the Unchanging Way in Which ‘Africa Works’?

While neopatrimonialism has been a constant in politics in African states in recent years, its form & content is constantly changing and evolving.

Justifying Surveillance

Justifying Surveillance

Surveillance can be justified. The challenge lies in justifying certain acts of surveillance, and in determining why it is that such acts strike us as eminently sensible.

Review – The History Manifesto

Review – The History Manifesto

Guldi and Armitage’s volume offers a stirring manifesto for the revival of history as the key problem-solving discipline in a digitised and globalised world.

Love in the Time of Ebola

Love in the Time of Ebola

A positive spirit is vital for Ebola recovery as the socio-economic consequences are immense. A commonly used word is “boredom” with schools shut and trade disrupted.

Starvation: A Political Phenomenon

Starvation: A Political Phenomenon

While their natural aspects and influences should not be disregarded, famine and starvation must be viewed primarily as a breakdown in social and political systems.

Does Epistemology Matter? The Divide Between Critical and Problem-Solving Theory

Does Epistemology Matter? The Divide Between Critical and Problem-Solving Theory

Critical theory establishes a close link between political theory and practice via its praxeological and empirical commitment to emancipatory change.