Multiculturalism at the Crossroads: Learning Beyond the West

Multiculturalism at the Crossroads: Learning Beyond the West

The goal of multiculturism is to improve on peace, tolerance, and respect across differences whether small or great no matter where one begins or where one is going.

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Interview – Juliane Hammer

Professor Hammer addresses Islamic studies, theology, feminism, gender violence, queer theory and how these areas relate to borders, borderlands and border thinking.

Review – Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

Review – Violent Borders: Refugees and the Right to Move

An engaging book that doesn’t retreat into narrow theoretical discussions, and whose engaging narrative is enriched with fieldwork observations and real-life stories.

Teaching Our Students to Critique Again

Teaching Our Students to Critique Again

Failing to teach our international relations/politics is a failure to guide students in the process of developing their own value judgments.

Recent Posts

‘Ungoverned Spaces?’ The Islamic State’s Challenge to (Post-)Westphalian ‘Order’

‘Ungoverned Spaces?’ The Islamic State’s Challenge to (Post-)Westphalian ‘Order’

To what extent can we maintain that the Westphalian ‘order’ is stable and lasting given the recurring evidence of the existence of ‘rogue,’ ‘weak,’ or ‘failed’ states?

Palestine in Britain: Sovereignty and Diplomacy After Balfour

Palestine in Britain: Sovereignty and Diplomacy After Balfour

Palestinians should move to express freedom and dignity through an extended notion of sovereignty that will not be mediated by statist diplomatic practices.

The #LondonIsOpen Campaign: Desecuritizing Brexit?

The #LondonIsOpen Campaign: Desecuritizing Brexit?

The #LondonIsOpen Campaign shows us that there is not just one viable model of Brexit and that alternative approaches exist and are being forged right now.

Brexit: The View from Australia

Brexit: The View from Australia

Australia’s recent integration with the Asia-Pacific region means that its dependence on the UK for the movement of goods and services is no longer as significant.

Interview – Benjamin Habib

Interview – Benjamin Habib

Dr. Habib talks about the meaning of the Paris Agreement, environmental politics in North Korea, and the problems with sovereignty in a static territorial system.

‘What Goes on in the Coffin’: Border Knowledges in North American Literature

‘What Goes on in the Coffin’: Border Knowledges in North American Literature

Indigenous knowledges are a vital pillar of the North American imaginary, yet highlight the processes of exclusion making them invisible to literature.

Informal Colonialism of Egyptology: The French Expedition to the Security State

Informal Colonialism of Egyptology: The French Expedition to the Security State

Western Egyptology offers Egyptian elites a legitimising ideological narrative of paternalist rule, thus the decolonisation of Egyptology is an imminently political act.

Prime Minister Theresa May meets the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko

The Prime Minister held Bi-Lateral talks with the President at Downing Street. She met him at the famous Number 10 door then held their bilateral meeting in the famous White Room

Brexit: The View from Ukraine

Brexit has the potential to bring Ukraine and the UK closer than they have ever been before, vis-à-vis the EU.

Transatlantic Sovereignty Games: What Makes the US and the EU ‘Hang Together’?

Transatlantic Sovereignty Games: What Makes the US and the EU ‘Hang Together’?

Drawing on an analytical framework based on ‘sovereignty games’ this essay explores the roles of money in (re)constructing relations between the USA and the EU.

Image by Alex Proimos

Time to Start Reading Latin American History!

The political history of certain Latin American republics is discussed as a cautionary tale regarding the current growth of populism within the European Union.

Russians as Terrorist Victims

Russians as Terrorist Victims

If we are ever to co-exist in peace and with mutual understanding with Russia, we could begin by signalling that Russian victims of terrorism are no less important than others.

Decentralisation in Ukraine: Pros, Cons, and Prospects

Decentralisation in Ukraine: Pros, Cons, and Prospects

Ukraine’s case is complicated by a civil conflict that has involved the direct intervention of a foreign power – Russia – and the more distant involvement of western powers.

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