The World Unites and Disunites: Someone Must Try to Keep It Together

The World Unites and Disunites: Someone Must Try to Keep It Together

If Angelina Jolie speaks for refugees, even the most hard-hearted government listens. A curious populist horizontality has come to accompany the political hierarchy of the UN.

Image by Emily Morris

Interview – Emily Morris

Dr. Morris discusses Cuba’s economic reforms, the impact of Trump and the Venezuelan crisis on the Cuban economy, and the transition of leadership in post-Castro Cuba.

Review – Lupe Under the Sun

Review – Lupe Under the Sun

Director Rodrigo Reyes’ film portrays a realist yet dreamlike exploration of the everyday activities of an ageing undocumented Mexican labourer in the United States.

Nurturing Cognitive and Affective Empathy: The Benefits of Perspective-Taking

Nurturing Cognitive and Affective Empathy: The Benefits of Perspective-Taking

Course intention and design must balance cognitive learning with affective learning, while also incorporating psychomotor learning through engaging class activities.

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An International Security Assistance Force member gives a toy to an Afghan child July 11 at the Kabul Female Prison and Detention Center in Kabul, Afghanistan.  ISAF members donated school supplies, toys, soccer balls and women's clothing to the facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz) (released)

Gender Matters: Mainstreaming Women, Peace and Security at NATO

The aim must be to transform practice through better representing women’s agency, rather than reinforcing regressive gendered logics.

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Brexit, Trump and the Rise of Jihadism as Rejection of the Political Status Quo

The solutions to extremism and terrorism lie in a rejection of the status quo. It is the power of the elites and political shortsightedness which make progress difficult.

Taming the ‘Wild West’: The Role of International Norms in Cyberspace

Taming the ‘Wild West’: The Role of International Norms in Cyberspace

An social constructivist analysis of emergent cyber-security norms illustrates the process of norm construction in the international security realm.

The Imponderables of Middle Eastern Diplomacy

The Imponderables of Middle Eastern Diplomacy

Unlike almost every other conflict, where borders have been inscribed in earlier agreements, those between Israel and Palestine have changed dramatically – with each change shrinking Palestine.

Online Resources – The European Union

Online Resources – The European Union

Here are valuable resources to get you started on studying the European Union.

( Russia Sergey Katryrin, SA Patrice Motespe, India Onkar Kanwar ) Chairmen of the BRICS countries during the media briefing at the first meeting of the BRICS Business Council held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 20/08/2013

Strategic Narratives of the BRICS: A Visual Analysis

The formation of strategic narratives empowers the BRICS group in the battle of narratives to give meaning to the international order in a complex global media landscape.

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

The intervention in Libya was seen by non-Western states as a dangerous legal precedent undermining the status state sovereignty had been given under international law.

Who is Not a Refugee?

Who is Not a Refugee?

What I want to draw attention to here are the not-refugees, especially those we classify as ‘economic’ migrants but who are fleeing places in search of basic survival.

African Diplomacy and the Development of Self-Awareness

African Diplomacy and the Development of Self-Awareness

African diplomacy has not only come of age, but brings something new of benefit to the continent and possibly to the wider world.

How to Unleash Farm Mechanisation in Africa and How to Tame it

How to Unleash Farm Mechanisation in Africa and How to Tame it

Agricultural mechanisation has emerged as a priority on the African development agenda. It is a powerful, but double-edged sword, which must be used carefully.

Structuring a Mixed-Methods Course

Structuring a Mixed-Methods Course

With some fine-tuning, the mixed-method model has the potential to be an effective and economical teaching approach.

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