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The 2018 E-IR Article Award ($1000 Prize)

E-IR’s Article Award, sponsored by Zed, Hurst, I.B. Tauris & Routledge invites PhD students and early career academics to prepare papers that will contribute to a better understanding of international relations.

Interview – Lene Hansen

Interview – Lene Hansen

Prof. Lene Hansen discusses securitization scholarship, developments in discourse analysis, and the role of images and the ‘visual turn’ in International Relations.

Review – Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict

Review – Trusting Enemies: Interpersonal Relationships in International Conflict

Wheeler puts forward a theoretical framework to understand trust-building at a time when trust, and distrust, are at the forefront of prominent international relationships.

American Foreign Aid and Colombia’s Human Rights Tragedy

American Foreign Aid and Colombia’s Human Rights Tragedy

US foreign aid and policy discourses under the Bush administration facilitated the abuses that occurred in the context of Colombia’s post-9/11 war on drugs.

Recent Posts

Brexit and Beyond: How Security Threats are Constructed

Brexit and Beyond: How Security Threats are Constructed

Through speaking security, relevant actors enhanced the threat posed by migration, minorities, and terrorism.

Parliamentary Diplomacy as ‘Track 1 1/2 Diplomacy’ in Conflict Resolution

Parliamentary Diplomacy as ‘Track 1 1/2 Diplomacy’ in Conflict Resolution

Parliamentary diplomacy in conflict resolution can be conceived as a form of track1 1/2 diplomacy, as it is in the position to combine official and unofficial diplomacy.

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’: Will It Save Or Sink the Middle East?

Saudi Arabia’s ‘Vision 2030’: Will It Save Or Sink the Middle East?

‘Vision 2030’ is a Janus-faced transformational program. It is poised to mildly or hardly shake up the Middle East, whether it fails or succeeds.

A female member of the Swedish Infantry Battalion attached to UNFICYP on target practice at Battalion Headquarters, Larnaca. The 12 female members of the battalion were the first women to join the Force in Autumn 1979.
1/Jun/1980. Larnaca, Cyprus. UN Photo/John Isaac. www.un.org/av/photo/

Women in UN Peacekeeping: Historical and Contemporary Patterns

As the inclusion of women among peacekeeping elements continues to expand, hopefully future research into the phenomenon will continue to emerge.

Student Feature – Just Graduated? Why Not Try a Masters in IR

Student Feature – Just Graduated? Why Not Try a Masters in IR

For a lot of students, it’s that time of the year – graduation! It can be daunting figuring out what to do next. If you do fancy a shot at a graduate program, read on for some handy resources.

Online Resources – Mercosur

Online Resources – Mercosur

A brief introduction to Mercosur, with links and media to further explore.

Interview – João Aguiar Machado

Interview – João Aguiar Machado

João Aguiar Machado discusses the European Union’s Common Fishing Policy and his thoughts on environmental sustainability, particularly in the Black Sea Region.

Confucianism or Legalism? A Grand Debate on Human Nature and Economic Thought

Confucianism or Legalism? A Grand Debate on Human Nature and Economic Thought

International Political Economy’s normative discussion on the state’s role in the economy can be traced back to Confucianist and Legalist debates in Ancient China.

A Spectre of Conflict: Shaping Lebanese Sectarianism and Identity Politics

A Spectre of Conflict: Shaping Lebanese Sectarianism and Identity Politics

Sectarianism has gone beyond religious elements, and is actually fueled by identity politics. A united identity in Lebanon is needed to ensure continuing stability.

‘Governmentality’ and ‘the International’: A Power(ful) Love Story

‘Governmentality’ and ‘the International’: A Power(ful) Love Story

Foucault’s conception of “governmentality” has been diluted by narrow conceptions and a view of the ‘international’ as part of “the political” instead of “the politics.”

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