Migration and the Ukraine Crisis

Migration and the Ukraine Crisis

The topic of migration, as seen through the Ukraine crisis, brings together what are conventionally seen as diverse and separate areas of scholarship.

Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Interview – Melanie Richter-Montpetit

Professor Richter-Montpetit feminist IR, torture as security technology, the social structures of the war on terror, and about her particular teaching philosophy.

Review – Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought

Review – Distributive Justice Debates in Political and Social Thought

While Boisen and Murray do not quite meet the aims they set themselves, their edited volume is a worthy and frequently suggestive contribution to modern political theory.

A Guide to the Unpredictable French Presidential Election

A Guide to the Unpredictable French Presidential Election

This French presidential election is by far the most unpredictable of recent decades. The new French political landscape is more fascinating than ever.

Recent Posts

Has the U.S. Become a Single-Party Regime?

Has the U.S. Become a Single-Party Regime?

The U.S. today may increasingly resemble the single-party, single-coalition or dominant party regimes of yesteryear.

The Demise of the Sino-Vietnamese Relationship

The Demise of the Sino-Vietnamese Relationship

Walt’s theory of alliances is often used to explain the Sino-Soviet split but the break-down of the Sino-Vietnamese alliance shows more is at play than material interest.

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 2

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 2

Tweets Matter. If Trump creates a perception of reality through informational sources that are not rigorous or complete, his positions will be deficient.

Who is Winning the ‘War on Terror’?

Who is Winning the ‘War on Terror’?

Bush’s ‘war on terror’ was constructed as unwinnable and never-ending, Obama has not successfully proposed a counter-hegemonic discourse with the strength to oppose it.

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 1

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 1

This strike, no matter the problems with it, does show that the American military machine is awake again in a non-covert way.

US Missiles and Parallels of Interventionism in Syria’s ‘Thirty Years War’

US Missiles and Parallels of Interventionism in Syria’s ‘Thirty Years War’

By reembracing the norm of interventionism, the world’s major powers are rediscovering the very reason why it was banished at Westphalia so many years ago.

From Prague to Riga: Has the EU’s Eastern Partnership Been a Failure?

From Prague to Riga: Has the EU’s Eastern Partnership Been a Failure?

With Russia’s intervention in politics of its neighboring states, the EU’s role in the region is now seen differently and so its previous policy requires reassessment.

President George W. Bush and President Bill Clinton launched the Presidential Leadership Scholars program, a partnership between the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson.on September 8, 2014. Photo by Paul Morse

Comparing the Foreign Policy Doctrines of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush

Bush’s unilateralism, pre-emption and US primacy displayed a confrontational disposition while Clinton made more of an effort to engage with all corners of the world.

The Social Challenge of Internal Displacement in Ukraine

The Social Challenge of Internal Displacement in Ukraine

After the two years of conflict in Ukraine, the IDPs are still perceived as semi-fellows and semi-citizens, limited in their access to social life.

Field Research, Research Design, and Scientific Method (A Personal Account)

Field Research, Research Design, and Scientific Method (A Personal Account)

“Science” is a many splendored and varied thing. It even includes qualitative research.

Donald Trump’s Legitimacy Crisis following the Syria Bombing

Donald Trump’s Legitimacy Crisis following the Syria Bombing

The answer to the Syrian issue lies not in unilateralism, nor the UN Security Council, but in invoking the UN General Assembly’s Uniting for Peace Resolution.

Geopolitical Fault-Line Cities

Geopolitical Fault-Line Cities

Conflicting identities come together in Ukraine’s fault-line cities, diverting the population’s attention from issues concerning the more mundane aspects of urban life.

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