Nuclear Deal with Iran: Worth It or Not?

Nuclear Deal with Iran: Worth It or Not?

If there is an opportunity for the US and Iran to drop their sloganeering and meet halfway to lay the groundwork for meaningful relations, it is worth trying now.

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.

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

On this Thanksgiving Day a professor like me has a lot to be thankful for, as does anyone else who is rich, free, and alive all at the same time.

Recent Posts

Strategic Offensive Weapons and the International System

Strategic Offensive Weapons and the International System

Globalization has reduced the importance of space in geopolitics, but Iraq, Iran and North Korea have developed capabilities to increase the value of space.

The Impacts of Rising China on Global Economic Governance

The Impacts of Rising China on Global Economic Governance

Though currently harmonised, China’s preferences as a rising economic power have become an important determinant of global economic governance.

Local Governance and the “Arab Spring”: A Guide to Libya’s Political Transition

Local Governance and the “Arab Spring”: A Guide to Libya’s Political Transition

Assessing the extent and characteristics of the impact of the “Arab Spring” on the political trajectory of Libya has proven a difficult task.

The Asian Development State: An Evaluation

The Asian Development State: An Evaluation

The Asian Development State emerged after WWII as an alternative and effective model of economic development when compared to the dominant US model.

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 2

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 2

The UK’s major parties and international partners, especially the USA, do not want the kind of security or defence posture that has been discussed in Scotland in recent months.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.