Moving on After Congress Votes on the Iran Deal

Moving on After Congress Votes on the Iran Deal

Iran is an important country. The US should engage with Iran, with well-considered protections in place, while being sure to protect and reassure our allies.

Interview – Popo Fan

Interview – Popo Fan

Popo Fan discusses the history and development of Chinese queer film, recent changes in China’s LBGT community, and the dangers posed by the Foreign NGO Management Law.

Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. provides an opportunity for IR scholars to experience a fictionalized account of global security cooperation during the 1960s in this new movie.

Chapo ‘El Bandito’ Alger

Chapo ‘El Bandito’ Alger

If we come to see the drug epidemic as the health issue it is, el Chapo may become a genuine pop-cultural icon for the masses, not just a hackneyed Mexican ‘Robin Hood’.

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The Global Commons: The Arctic and the Danger of a Sequel in Outer Space

The Global Commons: The Arctic and the Danger of a Sequel in Outer Space

Managing the global commons is a monumental task: the Arctic and outer space pose worsening problems, which can only be solved through global governance.

The Remnants of the Japanese Occupation of Modern Indonesia

The Remnants of the Japanese Occupation of Modern Indonesia

While Dutch occupation saw Indonesia divided and ruled, policy under Japan had a unifying effect on Indonesian society and stimulated its revolt.

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

No evidence continues to exist that states’ prioritization of security interests over international norms has disrupted the institutions of the human rights regime.

How Does Science Diplomacy Cope with Challenges Facing Diplomacy More Broadly?

How Does Science Diplomacy Cope with Challenges Facing Diplomacy More Broadly?

Diplomacy and science diplomacy are vulnerable to the machinations of states and the repercussions of this interaction at the domestic, bilateral and multilateral levels.

US–Iran “Special” Relations Between 2001 and 2003: Friends or Foes?

US–Iran “Special” Relations Between 2001 and 2003: Friends or Foes?

The US and Iran’s past has greatly affected the nature of their relationship as each country insisted on viewing the other side from different and opposing perspectives.

Why the Iran Nuclear Deal Will Not Transform USA-Iran Relations

Why the Iran Nuclear Deal Will Not Transform USA-Iran Relations

It is too early for a substantial change in the US-Iran status quo; but despite skepticism, there is no denying that the nuclear deal is a diplomatic breakthrough.

The Iraq War as More Divisive in Transatlantic Relations than the War on Terror

The Iraq War as More Divisive in Transatlantic Relations than the War on Terror

Though the Iraq War seems to be much more divisive than the global “war on terror”, the transatlantic relationship continues to exist and cooperate.

Climate Change and Australian National Security

Climate Change and Australian National Security

There are more effective methods of addressing climate change and national security than those that solely focus on the symptoms, rather than causes, of climate change.

How Crucial Was the ‘Empty Chair Crisis’ in the Course of European Integration?

How Crucial Was the ‘Empty Chair Crisis’ in the Course of European Integration?

The ‘empty chair crisis’ challenged the view of neo-functionalists and supranationalist policy-makers and is therefore a key event in the course of European Integration.

The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

The EU’s Responsibility to Protect Environmentally Displaced People

It is relevant to investigate environmentally-induced migration, as the number of environmentally displaced people is expected to increase.

The Importance of Open Access

The Importance of Open Access

Open access is a simple idea. People should be able to access scholarship freely and easily. However, in practice there is a long way to go to meet that goal.

Why Has Postsecularism Become Important in the Study of Global Politics?

Why Has Postsecularism Become Important in the Study of Global Politics?

Postsecularism refers to a nascent set of approaches to global politics that grapple with legacies of secularisation narratives associated with the Westphalian state.