Melnyk’s deep knowledge of the issue traces the aspirations of the Holy See at the United Nations to its theological roots, which want the Holy See to be a voice for the defense of human dignity.
Harvey M. Sapolsky
Obamacare, now in its early stages of implementation, is the US military’s ticket home. The completion of the last element in America’s welfare state is likely to end the security welfare system the US provides for its allies.
There have been multiple paradigms of power in IR, including ‘hard’, ‘soft’ and ‘smart’ power. The missing element has been that of justice – but the new paradigm of ‘just power’ may be the answer.
Manjeet Singh Pardesi
India has taken the US, Japan and China seriously in its foreign policy considerations, but its pivot to Asia must be understood through its own self-conception as an Asian great power.
The return of religion to IR is both necessary and desirable and IR scholars must not ignore the debates on religion and international relations, even if this requires increased interdisciplinarity.
Mabel González Bustelo
A shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa put the issue of immigration back on the EU’s political agenda. A new holistic and balanced policy should include the opening of channels for legal migration.
NATO has decided neither to retreat, nor to expand to fill the Arctic’s security governance vacuum. Instead, it will continue with its provision of collective security, and maintaining a ‘watching brief’.
After the end of the Cold War, Washington envisioned American leadership in Europe as a means for stability; both for the future of Europe and for the international system.
In answer to the question posed by the latest issue of Dissent, Hollywood is not in revolt. Established commercial, corporate, and political pressures are as prominent as the sign hammered into its hills.
It’s finally here: the end of the Fall semester and yet another period of transition in the academic year. Professors will be closing down courses, refreshing others, getting through administrative tasks and preparing for the Spring.
Marshall’s goal is to provide as comprehensive an overview as possible of what she refers to as ‘global institutions of religion,’ and the variety of infinitely diverse organizations they inspire.
The apparent threat from continued proliferation both within and outside the NPT framework remains a widely shared concern among all actors—from states to non-state actors.
Although, at first sight, it may appear otherwise – the EU’s Lisbon Treaty has made a huge step towards a more sophisticated and improved security of fundamental rights.
If the international community maintains a positive, critical role and domestic pushes for human rights are legitimised by international law, human rights have the potential to be universal.
The intentions of biological weapons are to cause damage to the social and economic order of society. Infectious disease also causes damage to this order and thus constitutes a security threat.
Qatar has invested in its international brand by hosting major sporting events, developing elite programs and engaging in ‘sport diplomacy’. The result has been a mix of successes and challenges.
Did the Tea Party movement revitalise the Republicans? Or did its powerful vocal support from a relative minority of citizens force the Republican Party to move too far to the political right?