Edited Collection – Ukraine and Russia

Edited Collection – Ukraine and Russia

The authors of this volume each present a facet of the dangerous turmoil provoked by the breakdown in Russo-Ukrainian relations, and thus contribute to a deeper understanding of the ongoing crisis.

Interview – Santiago Zabala

Interview – Santiago Zabala

Professor Zabala shares his insights on the irrelevance of nationality, the continuing relevance of Marx, and explains how Hugo Chávez bears similarities to Barack Obama.

Review – North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security

Review – North Korea and Northeast Asian Regional Security

Shen’s edited book presents a good collection of regional perspectives on the security problems posed by a nuclear North Korea during the late-Kim Jong Il period.

Student Input into Teaching Materials

Student Input into Teaching Materials

Trusting the student voice (with a tiny bit of steering) and trying new things has paid off in multiple ways for me, and hopefully for the students in my classes too.

Recent Posts

Universal Security/Emancipation: A Critique of Ken Booth

Universal Security/Emancipation: A Critique of Ken Booth

Booth argues a simple understanding of security and power and the emancipation that he defends contains the possibility of starting the violence it seeks to eliminate.

Recent Events in Russia May Encourage Separatism

Recent Events in Russia May Encourage Separatism

As the West struggles to formulate the next steps in response to the Ukraine crisis, it should also think about the possible development of separatism within Russia.

What Is ‘Neoliberalism’, and How Does It Relate to Globalization?

What Is ‘Neoliberalism’, and How Does It Relate to Globalization?

Globalization and neoliberal economic policy must be considered separately, for there is neither evidence of their correlation nor of a global transition to the latter.

Everyday Life after Annexation: The Autonomous Republic of Crimea

Everyday Life after Annexation: The Autonomous Republic of Crimea

A new order is solidifying in Crimea that celebrates the reunion with Russia, even as the rights and the wellbeing of the indigenous people are eclipsed.

Islamic State and the Hypocrisy of Sovereignty

Islamic State and the Hypocrisy of Sovereignty

The extent to which IS challenges sovereignty depends on its future actions. Its conception of sovereignty cannot survive in the current world order of nation-states.

Roots and Features of Modern Ukrainian National Identity and Nationalism

Roots and Features of Modern Ukrainian National Identity and Nationalism

State politics since Ukraine’s independence were aimed at the consolidation of the homogeneity in culture and language of the dominance of Ukrainian cultural traditions

Review – Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America

Review – Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America

This outstanding volume is a crucial contribution to the ongoing paradigmatic struggle over how to make sense of the revolutionary transformations of Latin America.

The Field of Security Studies: In Rude Health or a Chronic State of Disrepair?

The Field of Security Studies: In Rude Health or a Chronic State of Disrepair?

Security Studies is in rude health, and will remain so amidst ever-changing global threats so long as scholars continue to engage with security theories critically.

Does Neoclassical Realism Provide a Compelling Approach to Military Change?

Does Neoclassical Realism Provide a Compelling Approach to Military Change?

Accommodating other theories, Neoclassical Realism can explain military change through the internal characteristics and grand strategies of states.

Peru and Chile’s Ocean View Resolved Dispute

Peru and Chile’s Ocean View Resolved Dispute

Peru v. Chile exemplifies that legalistic intervention is a peaceful and adequate method for defining borders in modern times.

Building a Reform Movement: Could Muslims Emulate Nineteenth Century Judaism?

Building a Reform Movement: Could Muslims Emulate Nineteenth Century Judaism?

The challenge for Islamic reformers today is vastly more politically complicated. But could lessons on religious reform be found in Nineteenth Century Judaism?