Thinking About Ethics, Thinking Across Fields

Thinking About Ethics, Thinking Across Fields

A distaste for liberal utilitarianism could serve as common ground for mounting any campaign for a coherent alternative to modern ethical systems.

Interview – Noam Chomsky

Interview – Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky discusses his new latest documentary Requiem for the American Dream, the basis of support for Sanders and Trump, and the potential to overcome inequality.

Review – A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution

Review – A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution

Drawing on exceptionally rare collections, Cushion’s revealing study is the first to place working people at the center of a political project forged in their name.

The Audience in Popular Culture and World Politics

The Audience in Popular Culture and World Politics

Paying attention to the way that meaning is negotiated can contribute to our understanding of the relationship between popular culture and world politics.

Recent Posts

“Son of Lies”: History, Baghdadi and the Legacy of ISIS

“Son of Lies”: History, Baghdadi and the Legacy of ISIS

Whilst the ISIS effect will not disappear overnight, the power to doubt the divine sanction of a failing movement is significant.

Neo-Nationalism in the Foreign Policy of the Putin/Medvedev Regime

Neo-Nationalism in the Foreign Policy of the Putin/Medvedev Regime

Neo-nationalist rhetoric & symbolism, especially of Russia as a great power (Velikaya Derzhava), is central to the foreign policy strategy of the Putin/Medvedev regime.

Theory-Practice Interplay of Conflict Resolution: The 2008 Russo-Georgian War

Theory-Practice Interplay of Conflict Resolution: The 2008 Russo-Georgian War

The Medvedev-Sarkozy plan failed to establish a lasting peace due to its deterministic nature. A constructivist approach might help change the attitudes of rival parties.

Examining the Analytical Challenges Posed by IS to Security Theory

Examining the Analytical Challenges Posed by IS to Security Theory

To examine the challenges IS poses to security theory is to first define the functions of IS and lay out how these functions are related to the threat environment.

The State of Exception

The State of Exception

The ‘State of Exception’ is a reaction to threats against government and society, but this ‘state’ is also a threat to minorities, as seen in France and Pakistan.

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Why Have Iran and North Korea Had Different Nuclear Postures to Sanctions?

The alternative cultures and regime types of Iran and North Korea are the main reasons behind the disparate responses to economic sanctions in the 2010s.

Signature Pedagogies in International Relations

Signature Pedagogies in International Relations

We can learn a lot by exploring the signature pedagogies of the study and praxis of IR and by examining how these signature pedagogies improve teaching and learning.

Why Have Resolutions of the UN General Assembly If They Are Not Legally Binding?

Why Have Resolutions of the UN General Assembly If They Are Not Legally Binding?

Even though UNGA resolutions enjoy a limited legal status, they have a powerful symbolic and political impact, and they help influence contemporary international law.

The Rationality Gap: Brexit and the Immigration Question

The Rationality Gap: Brexit and the Immigration Question

If Britain abandons reason and principle, we will not be able to reclaim them and we will end up back in a place which we thought Europe had left behind forever.

Is It Time for an Iranian-American Buddy Film?

Is It Time for an Iranian-American Buddy Film?

Challenging dominant IR narratives and reworking the US geopolitical imaginary of Iran via popular culture is possible. Stranger things have happened.

Hillary Clinton’s Response to the Pulse Orlando Shootings

Hillary Clinton’s Response to the Pulse Orlando Shootings

Queer scholars must deconstruct discourses and affective structures that attempt to put queer subjects in binaries and offer citizenship in exchange of being a part of global warfare.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the Future of Peruvian Security

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the Future of Peruvian Security

While the campaign focused on rising criminality and the economy, Peru’s counterinsurgency efforts in the Valley of the Rivers received scant attention

Interview – Stephen P. Cohen

Interview – Stephen P. Cohen

Stephen P. Cohen expands on his theory of regional conflict, the pathologies of India-Pakistani relations, and elaborates on the two dimensions of proliferation.

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