BBC and Genocide in Rwanda: Conflict of Competence over Post-Genocide Narrative

BBC and Genocide in Rwanda: Conflict of Competence over Post-Genocide Narrative

Told or untold, known or unknown, the story of the Rwandan genocide still rouses raw passions and powerful emotions.

Interview – Kathleen Hicks

Interview – Kathleen Hicks

Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Henry A. Kissinger Chair and director of CSIS talks about US defense planning, the campaign against ISIL, NATO and Ukraine, and the role of gender in national security circles.

Review – A Critical History of the Economy

Review – A Critical History of the Economy

Because Walter omits much of materialist history his book cannot count as stand-alone work and innovative contribution. It should be read as complementary text only.

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 1

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 1

The UK public have an appetite for change but not for unpredictability. That makes the whole process a political minefield running up to the 2015 General Election.

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Presidential War Powers in Vietnam

Presidential War Powers in Vietnam

With Johnson’s executive mandate for war and Nixon’s justification of executive authority, the Vietnam War set a dangerous precedent for presidential war powers.

Shared Concerns with Opposite Outcomes:  Myanmar and DPRK on China’s Border

Shared Concerns with Opposite Outcomes: Myanmar and DPRK on China’s Border

The shared threat of China provides an interesting and underutilized way to examine the strategic decision to pursue reform or retrenchment in North Korea and Myanmar.

The Challenges of British Counterinsurgency in Helmand – Why did it go so Wrong?

The Challenges of British Counterinsurgency in Helmand – Why did it go so Wrong?

Britain exhibited a lack of adhesion to the rules and maxims posited by classical COIN theory and subsequently faced many challenges.

Bringing It All Back Home

Bringing It All Back Home

There are lots of small changes coming to the POLS 210 course in the Spring, but the biggest change is to the course website which is going public for the first time.

Does Gender Shape the War System and Vice Versa?

Does Gender Shape the War System and Vice Versa?

Contemporary perceptions of combatants underline how the masculine–aggressive and feminine–passive nexus still lies at the heart of gender and the war system.

To What Extent is the EU a Power In and Through Trade?

To What Extent is the EU a Power In and Through Trade?

Although the EU is a major civilian and normative power in and through trade, it is conflicted within and faces external challenges from an increasingly multipolar world.

Star Trek and Realism

Star Trek and Realism

In order to remain relevant and meaningful, Star Trek needs to move beyond Wilsonian tropes and ask more difficult questions about international relations.

Dilma’s Brazil

Dilma’s Brazil

Serious measures will have to be put in place if Brazil is to sustain its competitiveness and continue to be one of the engines of economic growth for the global economy.

Women’s Empowerment and Atrocities Prevention

Women’s Empowerment and Atrocities Prevention

As review conferences are approaching, now is time to ask how leveraging linkages between the agendas might contribute toward enhancing capacity for conflict prevention.

From Citations to Clicks

From Citations to Clicks

There’s an impression that the world of the academic is independent of the pressures of competition and marketing. That impression is wrong and proving more so every day.

The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement: A Students’ or a People’s Movement?

The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement: A Students’ or a People’s Movement?

Although the Umbrella Movement could be seen as a peoples movement in terms of broad participation, students have played the major role.

Generous Hearts and Stubborn Minds

Generous Hearts and Stubborn Minds

The military might of Sudan regime would not prevail as long as the women of Nuba have the generosity to share their last gourd of beer with a stranger in distress.