Decolonising and Queering Praxis: The Unanswerable Questions for ‘Queer Asia’

Decolonising and Queering Praxis: The Unanswerable Questions for ‘Queer Asia’

In the light of the wariness of contemporary political-cultural conjuncture, the denial of access to a liveable life has been legitimated in the name of decolonisation.

Interview – Julian Go

Interview – Julian Go

Prof. Go discusses social theory, the need for a ‘third wave’ of postcolonial thought, the dangers of American exceptionalism and identifies the patterns of empire.

Review – The International Law of State Responsibility:  An Introduction

Review – The International Law of State Responsibility: An Introduction

Kolb provides an excellent overview of the international law of state responsibility in a text that should be of interest to students of law and international relations.

The G20 Summit’s Virtual Mob: Are Courts Prepared for a New Age of Protests?

The G20 Summit’s Virtual Mob: Are Courts Prepared for a New Age of Protests?

Jumping on the bandwagon of demonizing crowds does not quite get to the point of violent protests and their causes.

Recent Posts

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (July 23, 2009) -- A Brazilian Marine on point signals to his fireteam of a possible enemy sighting during a patrolling exercise of Southern Exchange 2009 (SE09). Patrolling, which is said to be one of the most vital training exercises, is used in every sort of conflict in any terrain, and therefore is taught with the highest level of gravity. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan G. Wright/Released)

Imperialism by Another Name: The US “War on Drugs” in Colombia

This essay examines US policy towards Colombia from Truman to Reagan, tracing the emergent “war on drugs” and the related political, economic, and military strategies.

A Constructivist Approach to Analysing Somalia’s State Failure

A Constructivist Approach to Analysing Somalia’s State Failure

If an effective solution is to be found for Somalia’s deep problems, it needs to be consistent with the Somali identity so that Somalis can be part of a lasting solution.

The Qatar Standoff and US Interests

The Qatar Standoff and US Interests

US policymakers must recognise that from this dispute no winners will emerge and that the lines between good and bad are not as clear as the protagonists believe.

Review – Drug War Capitalism

Review – Drug War Capitalism

Dawn Paley’s book captures the opportunistic capacity of neoliberal decision-makers to advance policy agendas through the War on Drugs in Latin America.

The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option

The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option

Despite the dangers of a cyber response to North Korea, the US could block North Korea’s access to cyber-space and make it clear that the they were behind the attacks.

On the Verge of the Darkness: Dystopic Movies and Contemporary Global Challenges

On the Verge of the Darkness: Dystopic Movies and Contemporary Global Challenges

Critiquing dystopic movies as representations of the here and now is a good method to raise interest about modern challenges and stimulate a debate over the solutions.

The Role of Policewomen in Ending Gender Violence in Afghanistan

The Role of Policewomen in Ending Gender Violence in Afghanistan

Afghanistan remains unpredictable and unsafe. Education, equal rights, and the rule of law through women’s empowerment are pivotal in improving the country’s security.

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Interview – Holger Stritzel

Dr Stritzel discusses what it means to be “critical”, assesses developments in securitization studies, and gives some advice for young Critical Security Studies scholars.

Mass Migrations across the World-System’s History

Mass Migrations across the World-System’s History

Migration – apart from forced migration – is not a rational choice, but the result of the migrant’s decisions taken in the restrictive frame of the global world-system.

EU Security Policy in the Era of Trump: A Radical Account

EU Security Policy in the Era of Trump: A Radical Account

The Trump administration is a reminder to EU governments and elites of the risks of their weakened discursive hegemony over large parts of the population.

Trump’s “Muslim Ban”: A Symptom of White Nationalism in US Politics

Trump’s “Muslim Ban”: A Symptom of White Nationalism in US Politics

The democratic challenge of the US in the mediatized world of the 21st century may be to figure out how to govern by problem solving, rather than nation building.

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