Pop Culture and Latin America’s Conflicts

Pop Culture and Latin America’s Conflicts

Militaries and police forces can win wars, but the television and cinematographic industries are critical components that will determine whether or not they will be remembered as heroes.

Interview – Carlos Escudé

Interview – Carlos Escudé

Professor Escudé talks about his peripheral realism, the fallacy of anthropomorphism, what’s wrong in Venezuela, and argues to separate theory and practice.

Review – Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

Review – Too Little, Too Late: The Quest to Resolve Sovereign Debt Crises

A timely volume that details what we have learned from a long history of attempts to govern sovereign debt, and which is bound to be a reference for debates yet to come.

Brexit: Global Perspectives

Brexit: Global Perspectives

This new blog focuses on the geopolitical implications of Britain’s decision to leave the EU, providing a forum for critical analysis and discussion of diverse global issues and outlooks on Brexit.

Recent Posts

Peacebuilding in and beyond the European Union

Peacebuilding in and beyond the European Union

While the maturation of its praxes allowed the EU to enter the thus defined peacebuilding space, it is its unique nature that brings value to global peacebuilding.

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

As the most important and powerful upstream country in Asia, China becomes imperative to any cooperation on water-related issues.

Are Pre-Second World War Writings on International Politics Still Relevant?

Are Pre-Second World War Writings on International Politics Still Relevant?

The Twenty Years’ Crisis by E.H. Carr and The Three Guineas by Woolf are considered seminal texts in the study of IR, yet their relevance to the present is in question.

Populist Challenge and Political Judgement

Populist Challenge and Political Judgement

We live in an era of the devaluation of knowledge in which the difference between ‘truth’ and ‘lies’ does not count anymore; this makes electorates prone to populism.

Framing the Refugee

Framing the Refugee

Unless citizens are willing to problematize their own position, power and safety, they must accept that they are not willing to take the Refugee Question seriously.

Interview – Carne Ross

Interview – Carne Ross

Independent diplomat Carne Ross talks about the surprising influence of non-state actors, power politics and anarchy, as well as the poverty of academic IR.

Foreign Aid and Development Outcomes:  Is the U.S. Lagging Behind?

Foreign Aid and Development Outcomes: Is the U.S. Lagging Behind?

Improving safeguards and accountability will allow people to have a voice and a choice in their own development. That is something the US should be proud to champion.

Methods War: How Ideas Matter within Political Science

Methods War: How Ideas Matter within Political Science

Calls for qualitative scholars to share their fieldwork notes is not only illegal, but also threatens the integrity and quality of the qualitative research process.

Dependency Theory: A Useful Tool for Analyzing Global Inequalities Today?

Dependency Theory: A Useful Tool for Analyzing Global Inequalities Today?

Several thoughts and concepts from the dependency approach are still applicable for making sense of global inequalities in today’s globalized world.

In the Dawn of a New Barbaric Era

In the Dawn of a New Barbaric Era

People are no longer interested in facts. Post-truth politics is advancing, as seen in Trump’s presidential race in the USA and the Brexit shock.

War with China: Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force

War with China: Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force

The current state-of-affairs suggests that as China is exhibiting a pre-WWI German paradigm a war will happen as it exponentially increases its expansionism.

Deliberation and Strategic Action: How they Mutually Enhance Norm Diffusion

Deliberation and Strategic Action: How they Mutually Enhance Norm Diffusion

Norm diffusion involves the cost–benefit calculations of strategic behaviour enhancing the communicative reasoning of deliberative behaviour, and vice versa.

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