Holidays in Egypt in July 2009

How to Globalise IR?

Globalising IR entails avoiding approaching others with assumptions of absence of theory and/or geocultural difference, but recognising multiple authorship of key notions amidst diverse perspectives.

Interview – Thomas Hogan

Interview – Thomas Hogan

Dr Thomas Hogan discusses the effects of banking regulation, lessons learnt from the 2008 global financial crisis and the implications of Trump’s economic policies.

Review – Boycott! The Academy and Justice for Palestine

Review – Boycott! The Academy and Justice for Palestine

This well written book clearly explains the origins of the movement for the academic boycott of Israel, and discusses in a thought-provoking way, where it is now going.

In Varietate Concordia: How Path Dependency Affects the Brexit Negotiations

In Varietate Concordia: How Path Dependency Affects the Brexit Negotiations

Britain has been, to quote Stephen George, an ‘awkward partner’ with warm feelings for European integration only present among pockets of society.

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Trump’s Nixon-China Moment with North Korea

Trump’s Nixon-China Moment with North Korea

Political will in the US and across Asia, backed by public opinion, are giving diplomacy a chance. This is the best starting point for a deal since the early 1990s.

The New Great Game in the Indo-Pacific

The New Great Game in the Indo-Pacific

How things plays out in the Indo-Pacific depends on the willingness of Asia’s other great powers to defend a system, rather than contain an empire

The Chinese Military Under Xi: Loyal and Ready to Achieve the History Mission?

The Chinese Military Under Xi: Loyal and Ready to Achieve the History Mission?

Under Xi the People’s Liberation Army has a clear role in the national story of rejuvenation and empowerment that the President has been promoting since he became leader.

Oppressing Islamists and Domestic Insecurity in Egypt and Tajikistan

Oppressing Islamists and Domestic Insecurity in Egypt and Tajikistan

Is the oppression of Islamists a mobilizing factor for mass mobilization against the state? The case studies of Egypt and Tajikistan provide interesting insights.

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: A Case Study of ETA

Terrorists or Freedom Fighters: A Case Study of ETA

The ETA’s armed struggle was a necessary component of retaliating against the Spanish government’s Basque oppression, and therefore, they are freedom fighters.

The Impact of China’s OBOR Initiative on Australia’s Geopolitical Realities

The Impact of China’s OBOR Initiative on Australia’s Geopolitical Realities

The IPE analytical model demonstrates that China’s OBOR initiative is a sophisticated strategy that potentially solves several of China’s economic and political dilemmas.

Clashing Civilizations: A Toynbeean Response to Huntington

Clashing Civilizations: A Toynbeean Response to Huntington

Toynbee draws attention away from Huntington’s account, pointing to the role played by political actors in borrowing, appropriating, and manipulating ‘foreign’ concepts.

Online Resources – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Online Resources – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

A brief introduction to NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with links and media to further explore.

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Turkish-American Relations and the Kurdish Thorn of Syria

Turkey’s fight against the YPG and capture of Afrin serves as a catalyst for the expansion of Turkish power in Syria and puts poor Turkish-U.S. relations at further risk.

The EU’s Hotspot Approach: Questionable Motivations and Unreachable Goals

The EU’s Hotspot Approach: Questionable Motivations and Unreachable Goals

In order to stop asylum seekers from reaching its shores, the EU empowers militias and warlords by calling them border police and funding their detention centres.

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