The Beginning(s) and End(s) of the International Order

The Beginning(s) and End(s) of the International Order

As statesmen turn to ad hoc foreign policy by tweet it may be time to resuscitate the importance of “international society” as a means and ends of international order.

Interview – Wendy Brown

Interview – Wendy Brown

Professor Brown discusses neoliberalism’s threat to democracy, how capital and religious violence subvert sovereignty, and expounds on the state of critical theory.

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

An insightful volume that shows how peace cannot be maintained without addressing both material and identity-related concerns for all major conflicting parties.

Our New Walls: The Rise of Separation Barriers in the Age of Globalization

Our New Walls: The Rise of Separation Barriers in the Age of Globalization

Separation barriers might seem archaic in a “globalizing” world, but they are increasingly popular worldwide.

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Populism and Religious Nationalism in France and Indonesia

Religion appears to re-emerge in both French and Indonesian elections as a source of national identity to exclude those who do not share the heritage of the majority.

The Global Reconstitution of Borders: A Five-part Symposium

The Global Reconstitution of Borders: A Five-part Symposium

Borders both constitute and personify political communities, simultaneously symbolizing their cohesiveness and embodying their separateness from (and fear of) ‘others’.

A Realist Explanation for India’s Rejection to the US Offer of Mediation

A Realist Explanation for India’s Rejection to the US Offer of Mediation

Despite the exchange of courtesies between Modi and Trump, the Indian government has refused any direct third-party role in resolving its issues with Pakistan.

Which T.V. Show or Movie Does This World Most Resemble?

Which T.V. Show or Movie Does This World Most Resemble?

Some elements of the story lines of known television shows and movies resonate well with the current global political climate.

The Death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Contradictions of Neoliberalism

The Death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Contradictions of Neoliberalism

The U.S may consider a complete break, abandoning neoliberalism in favour of a new order which can maintain its leadership and achieve consensus at home.

The Single African Passport – Curb the Enthusiasm, Challenges Abound

The Single African Passport – Curb the Enthusiasm, Challenges Abound

The concept of continental integration under the African Union with a single African passport comes with some merits and some challenges.

Feeling For the Game: How Emotions Shape Listening in Peacebuilding Partnerships

Feeling For the Game: How Emotions Shape Listening in Peacebuilding Partnerships

Interpreting emotions are not considered relevant to being a competent peace building practitioner, but paying attention to it helps us to listen and identify obstacles.

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election and Political Future

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election and Political Future

With the lack of a truly democratic government, a leader sympathising with the people and representing their interest might be the best Hong Kong can currently hope for.

How to Convince Kim Jong Un to Denuclearize North Korea

How to Convince Kim Jong Un to Denuclearize North Korea

The time for negotiation between the US, China and North Korea is now. Let us just hope a cloistered and paranoid Kim Jong Un is willing to come out of his shell.

U.S. Army Sgt. David M. Pooler of 1st. Platoon, Able Company, 2-503 Battalion Airborne, 173 Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Vincenza, Italy scans the area across the Kunar river as he provides security iin the Noorgal district on May 01, 2010, Konar province, Afghanistan.  This was part of a community development council meeting.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lorenzo Ware/ Released)

The Art of Strategy

In a world full of transitions, it is important to add more voices to the chorus of those that observe world events and are concerned with the potential of future conflict.

Why Macron’s Victory Is a Triumph for Disillusionment and Populism.

Why Macron’s Victory Is a Triumph for Disillusionment and Populism.

Emmanuel Macron’s victory represents the reproduction of the same forces which birthed the recent wave of popular apathy and hostility to transnational elites.

Can Social Media Help Develop Politically Active Global Communities?

Can Social Media Help Develop Politically Active Global Communities?

Social media provides new forms of, and tools for, activism but its potential to build a global community of politically active citizens should not be overestimated.

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