Interview – Kimberly Hutchings

E-International Relations

The Islamic State and Its Viability

The Islamic State and Its Viability

The IS is a reality that it is here to stay, and it looks to have set for gradual expansion of its territorial boundaries to redraw the political map of the Middle East.

Interview – Steven Pinker

Interview – Steven Pinker

Professor Pinker answers questions on mankind’s tendency toward violence, Darwinism, the rights of women in Islamic societies, and his new book – The Sense of Style.

Review – Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonization and World Order

Review – Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonization and World Order

Sayyid’s lucid account of Islam acquaints readers with a religion which is marred by a colonial past but whose future depends on reforms only Muslims can initiate.

The Ebola Threat: Don’t Forget the Caribbean

The Ebola Threat: Don’t Forget the Caribbean

While the world’s attention is on West Africa, Europe and the US, one should not forget the threat that Ebola poses to the Caribbean – an area where authorities may struggle to contain it.

Recent Posts

Does Realism Constitute a Recipe for a More Dangerous World?

Does Realism Constitute a Recipe for a More Dangerous World?

Criticisms that Realism constitutes a recipe for a dangerous world are misplaced, and are largely based upon inaccurately viewing neorealism and realism as synonymous.

Post-Communist Transitions and Military Conflict in Asia

Post-Communist Transitions and Military Conflict in Asia

In China, Laos, and Vietnam, the move from planned to market-oriented economies has increased free trade and diminished levels of international conflict and hostility.

Ebola and the Politics of a Global Health Crisis

Ebola and the Politics of a Global Health Crisis

Ebola reveals that the globality of global health governance is a fallacy. It is not only a health crisis, but a crisis of divisive global health governance.

Review – The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Review – The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Some lack of definition in Alter’s book does not diminish her valiant and highly successful effort to sketch the architecture of the international legal regime.

The Irresistible Rise of Nigel Farage

The Irresistible Rise of Nigel Farage

Winning an MP is the latest step in what looks like an unstoppable march to power and influence by Nigel Farage and his eurosceptic UK Independence Party.

Simulating Statecraft

Simulating Statecraft

Plunged into days of debate, discussion, negotiation, and – hopefully – resolution of a crisis, good simulations can give students a taste for the business of politics.

Legitimacy and the US-led Invasion of Iraq

Legitimacy and the US-led Invasion of Iraq

The existence of legitimate norms & principles within international society did, in fact, exert influence over the US’ behaviour in its 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Beyond the Military Front

Beyond the Military Front

Whilst many would feel uneasy recognising law enforcement action to be war, it can be recognised as war whenever law enforcement produces the effects of battle.

The Asian Tigers from Independence to Industrialisation

The Asian Tigers from Independence to Industrialisation

Do the lessons learned from the rapid economic growth of the Tigers from the 1960s through the 1990s have a practical application in contemporary development?

Nigeria’s Rebased Economy and Its Role in Regional and Global Politics

Nigeria’s Rebased Economy and Its Role in Regional and Global Politics

Nigeria’s influence is gradually growing due to its rising economy, but its status and role in regional and global politics is not likely to experience rapid growth.

Fighting the Environmental Battles: Governance and the Democratic State

Fighting the Environmental Battles: Governance and the Democratic State

Environmental policies have evolved away from the certainties of the 1970s, which reflects a much broader transformation in the nature of the western democratic state.

Review – Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Review – Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Le Mière sheds light on an area of diplomacy that has largely been overlooked despite its growing importance in the maritime century.