Voices of the People

Voices of the People

Connectedness and shared ideas collectively characterise today’s popular protests. We can expect to see more such protests as people across the world raise their voices and demand change.

Interview – Walter Mignolo/Part 1: Activism and Trajectory

Interview – Walter Mignolo/Part 1: Activism and Trajectory

In the first of a two part interview Walter Mignolo discusses activism, the concept of coloniality, theory as practice and how aesthetics fit into decolonialism.

Review – Ethics, Diversity and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself

Review – Ethics, Diversity and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself

John Williams provides essential insights for anyone with interest in ethical pluralism in contemporary politics, and sets the agenda for future research in this field.

The Memes of Our Lives, or How the Internet Shapes Reality in the Current Year

The Memes of Our Lives, or How the Internet Shapes Reality in the Current Year

Memes are much more than just funny (or not) pictures and gifs flooding the Internet every day. They are strange occasions of synchronicity.

Recent Posts

WARSAW, Poland (July 8, 2016) President Barack Obama and President of Poland Andrzej Duda address press as Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Secretary of State John Kerry  look on at the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland July 8, 2016. (DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee)(credit:Ash Carter)

Has Obama Delivered Change Or Continuity In US Foreign Policy?

As Obama departs office, his ability to deliver change and attitude to foreign policies is retrospectively assessed.

Economic Interdependence and Conflict – The Case of the US and China

Economic Interdependence and Conflict – The Case of the US and China

The liberal assumption that high levels of trade and investment between two states like the US and China will make war unlikely, if not impossible, is overly simplistic.

Security and the Brexit Effect

Security and the Brexit Effect

Brexit will neither strengthen, nor obviously weaken, the Common Security and Defence Policy. It may, however, reduce the UK’s ability to contribute to European security.

Connectivity, Communications and Technology

Connectivity, Communications and Technology

Interaction through the written and spoken word and through trade is what makes humanity flourish. The internet has made this possible for more people, in more locations, more of the time, more quickly.

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter. Welcome to 2017

Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter. Welcome to 2017

In the midst of Brexit, 2017 is the year in which the fate of the European Union will be decided.

The Appeal of ‘America First’ in Donald Trump’s America

The Appeal of ‘America First’ in Donald Trump’s America

Both the diminution of America’s supremacy and the war-weariness of the American public raise questions about the solidity of the nation’s extensive security commitments.

Protecting People

Protecting People

The world is more likely to respond to human protection crises today than it once was, but as Syria shows we are nowhere close to solving the problem of human insecurity.

Global Poverty and Wealth

Global Poverty and Wealth

One of the major conundrums of our world is that poverty still exists amidst extreme wealth. Economic processes have lifted many out of poverty but have failed to mitigate income and wealth inequality.

What Can We Learn About Resilience from ‘Breaking Bad’?

What Can We Learn About Resilience from ‘Breaking Bad’?

‘Breaking Bad’ potentially disrupts how we conceptualize resilience by opening up thinking space to consider who has the right (or opportunity) to be resilient.

Image by Terry Feuerborn

An Analysis of the Indian Further Education System Regarding Gender Inequality

Gender inequality in India’s further education system is investigated through the variables of transition rates, subjects chosen, literacy rates and early marriage.

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963), co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in 1918.

From Mythification to Eurocentrism: The Academic Colour Line

Due to its inherent eurocentrism IR reproduces a limited Western perception of the world unfit to explain non-Western realities.

European Defence Post-Brexit and ‘EU-NATO Cooperation’: What Level of Ambition?

European Defence Post-Brexit and ‘EU-NATO Cooperation’: What Level of Ambition?

If it wishes to stabilise its neighbourhood, the EU has no alternative but to develop its capacity to the fullest extent and to become a ‘strategically autonomous’ actor

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