The Immunity Dilemma: Peacekeepers’ Crimes and the UN’s Response

The Immunity Dilemma: Peacekeepers’ Crimes and the UN’s Response

While the unwillingness to levy accountability on peacekeepers is unsatisfying to victims it does not have to be determinant of the UN’s ability to prevent future crimes.

Interview – William I. Robinson

Interview – William I. Robinson

Professor Robinson answers questions on his theory of global capitalism, the future of Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, and the role of the BRICS in world order.

Review – Perspectives on the Grenada Revolution

Review – Perspectives on the Grenada Revolution

With chapters drawn from a wide range of authors, this collection succeeds in furthering our understanding of the Grenada Revolution’s complexities and enduring legacy.

Anticipating Future Cyberattacks on the High Seas

Anticipating Future Cyberattacks on the High Seas

Assuming away both cyberattacks and an expansion of the gray zone is a sure recipe for experiencing fundamental strategic surprise.

Recent Posts

BANGLADESH. 1971.

Silent Birangonas: Sexual Violence, Women’s Voices and Male Conflict Narratives

The experience of Bangladesh’s Birangona women show the influence of gendered narratives of war, culture and nationalism in conflict.

Strategy Not Sacrilege: State Terrorism as an Element of Foreign Policy

Strategy Not Sacrilege: State Terrorism as an Element of Foreign Policy

Relying on case studies of Pakistan and the U.S., this essay argues that the state’s use of terrorism be more fully integrated into the study of foreign policy.

Image by Duncan Hill (artwork by Banksy)

Will Brexit Happen?

The potential for Brexit is assessed through the premise that only a second referendum can negate the legitimacy of the first.

Counterintelligence: Enduring Lessons from the Cold War

Counterintelligence: Enduring Lessons from the Cold War

Continuities do indeed occur in history and lessons learnt in one period may well be applicable to another and therefore relevant depending on the specific context.

Hurricane Irma and the UK Overseas Territories

Hurricane Irma and the UK Overseas Territories

Despite talk of fundamental changes in the relationship the outcome of Irma could well be slight reform rather than major recalibration.

Why IR Scholars Should Try to Write Fiction

Why IR Scholars Should Try to Write Fiction

We should be aware of the ways in which real life can start to mirror genres or even the way politicians will shape politics to meet the rules of certain popular genres.

North Korea’s Nuclear Quest

North Korea’s Nuclear Quest

The United States may not be able to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, but it can encourage them to use diplomacy instead of throwing nuclear tantrums.

Turkey’s Unholy Alliance in Syria

Turkey’s Unholy Alliance in Syria

Turkey’s new doctrine sees the future of the country in a coalition with Russia and China. Turkey’s NATO membership is no longer a priority for this ‘unholy alliance’.

Image by Matthew Clark

Fatal Distraction: Maintaining Proper Focus in Chaos

Will the US be able to effectively focus its efforts and convince the world that its policies and strategies are correct despite the distraction of the latest headlines?

Interview – Bernard D’Mello

Interview – Bernard D’Mello

Journalist Bernard D’Mello discusses Fidel Castro’s legacy in the Global South, imperialism, Maoist movements in South Asia and India’s status as an emerging power.

What New Declassifications Reveal about the 1953 Coup in Iran

What New Declassifications Reveal about the 1953 Coup in Iran

The papers provide more detail on the hypocrisy of the US as a promoter of democratic values yet also a conspirer to remove an elected government.

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