The Beginning(s) and End(s) of the International Order

The Beginning(s) and End(s) of the International Order

As statesmen turn to ad hoc foreign policy by tweet it may be time to resuscitate the importance of “international society” as a means and ends of international order.

Interview – Wendy Brown

Interview – Wendy Brown

Professor Brown discusses neoliberalism’s threat to democracy, how capital and religious violence subvert sovereignty, and expounds on the state of critical theory.

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

Review – Conflict Resolution and Ontological Security

An insightful volume that shows how peace cannot be maintained without addressing both material and identity-related concerns for all major conflicting parties.

Image by Jeanne Menjoulet

Populism and Religious Nationalism in France and Indonesia

Religion appears to re-emerge in both French and Indonesian elections as a source of national identity to exclude those who do not share the heritage of the majority.

Recent Posts

The Global Reconstitution of Borders: A Five-part Symposium

The Global Reconstitution of Borders: A Five-part Symposium

Borders both constitute and personify political communities, simultaneously symbolizing their cohesiveness and embodying their separateness from (and fear of) ‘others’.

A Realist Explanation for India’s Rejection to the US Offer of Mediation

A Realist Explanation for India’s Rejection to the US Offer of Mediation

Despite the exchange of courtesies between Modi and Trump, the Indian government has refused any direct third-party role in resolving its issues with Pakistan.

Which T.V. Show or Movie Does This World Most Resemble?

Which T.V. Show or Movie Does This World Most Resemble?

Some elements of the story lines of known television shows and movies resonate well with the current global political climate.

Feeling For the Game: How Emotions Shape Listening in Peacebuilding Partnerships

Feeling For the Game: How Emotions Shape Listening in Peacebuilding Partnerships

Interpreting emotions are not considered relevant to being a competent peace building practitioner, but paying attention to it helps us to listen and identify obstacles.

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election and Political Future

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Election and Political Future

With the lack of a truly democratic government, a leader sympathising with the people and representing their interest might be the best Hong Kong can currently hope for.

How to Convince Kim Jong Un to Denuclearize North Korea

How to Convince Kim Jong Un to Denuclearize North Korea

The time for negotiation between the US, China and North Korea is now. Let us just hope a cloistered and paranoid Kim Jong Un is willing to come out of his shell.

U.S. Army Sgt. David M. Pooler of 1st. Platoon, Able Company, 2-503 Battalion Airborne, 173 Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Vincenza, Italy scans the area across the Kunar river as he provides security iin the Noorgal district on May 01, 2010, Konar province, Afghanistan.  This was part of a community development council meeting.  (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Lorenzo Ware/ Released)

The Art of Strategy

In a world full of transitions, it is important to add more voices to the chorus of those that observe world events and are concerned with the potential of future conflict.

Why Macron’s Victory Is a Triumph for Disillusionment and Populism.

Why Macron’s Victory Is a Triumph for Disillusionment and Populism.

Emmanuel Macron’s victory represents the reproduction of the same forces which birthed the recent wave of popular apathy and hostility to transnational elites.

Can Social Media Help Develop Politically Active Global Communities?

Can Social Media Help Develop Politically Active Global Communities?

Social media provides new forms of, and tools for, activism but its potential to build a global community of politically active citizens should not be overestimated.

Portugal and the EEC Accession: Informal Practices and Arrangements

Portugal and the EEC Accession: Informal Practices and Arrangements

An assessment of the role of informal actors/procedures/rules in international relations, with a particular focus on the accession to the European institutions.

Brexit: The 1975 and 2016 Referenda Compared

Brexit: The 1975 and 2016 Referenda Compared

If the past is any guide opinion will continue to swing as the effects of BREXIT unfold but these effects are as obscure as those of the decision to remain were in 1975.

(In)Security: From Thick Signifier to Empty Signifier

(In)Security: From Thick Signifier to Empty Signifier

The in(security) of the minors is at stake in a semantic and practical power struggle among different actors such as the US, the UN, NGOs, countries of origin and the minors themselves.

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