Socio-Neuro-Biology and Prospects for Our Collective Global Future

Socio-Neuro-Biology and Prospects for Our Collective Global Future

The widening range of possibilities for neurochemical enhancement demands accompanying caution in their deployment, commercialisation and regulation.

Interview – Max Abrahms

Interview – Max Abrahms

Max Abrahms defends his proposition that terrorism is a losing tactic, reflects on the varying motives behind terrorism, and suggests an approach for countering ISIS.

Review – “Lost” Causes

Review – “Lost” Causes

An invaluable title which meticulously explores complex relations among key actors to ask why so many salient issues are neglected by elite advocacy networks.

Who Matters in World Politics?

Who Matters in World Politics?

One year ago a global cry that ‘Black Lives Matter’ arose in a response to black deaths in the USA. But shouldn’t black lives, not just black deaths, matter?

Recent Posts

What Status Should Case Studies Be Given in the Study of Comparative Politics?

What Status Should Case Studies Be Given in the Study of Comparative Politics?

Case studies ought to be utilised more frequently and widely due to the irreplaceable value and significance they have for the comparative analysis of politics.

The Impact of Nationalism on Chinese Foreign Policy Towards Japan

The Impact of Nationalism on Chinese Foreign Policy Towards Japan

In China, the CCP promotes the narrative of humiliation as part of a nationalist discourse, projecting opposition outwards and making the CCP a harbinger of stability.

Neo-rationalism: A Third Way? How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the “Isms”

Neo-rationalism: A Third Way? How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the “Isms”

Neo-rationalism describes a third approach to the teaching of IR that combines the most positive elements of “rationalism” and current paradigmatic approaches.

Can the Work of Hannah Arendt Help Us Understand Contemporary Conflicts?

Can the Work of Hannah Arendt Help Us Understand Contemporary Conflicts?

While some of Arendt’s description of power and violence are undoubtedly relevant, the same themes and actions are found elsewhere in the study of contemporary conflict.

NATO’s Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan: Origins, Development, and Outcome

NATO’s Comprehensive Approach in Afghanistan: Origins, Development, and Outcome

The peace operations of the 1990s, Danish initiative-taking, several NATO summits, and Obama’s election were all factors that led to the adoption of the CA by NATO.

Are Negotiations for the Paris Climate Meeting in 2015 Likely to Succeed?

Are Negotiations for the Paris Climate Meeting in 2015 Likely to Succeed?

The hybrid and cumulative approach in the lead up to Paris appears to be the most promising mechanism for global political cooperation since the Copenhagen Accord of 2009

The Merits of Treating Severe and Systemic Poverty as a Human Rights Violation

The Merits of Treating Severe and Systemic Poverty as a Human Rights Violation

Some of the merits of treating extreme poverty as a human rights violation empower the poor, assign accountability. and ensure non-discrimination.

The Eurozone Crisis and the CSDP: The Problem of Public Opinion

The Eurozone Crisis and the CSDP: The Problem of Public Opinion

If the EU is hoping to further integrate security and defense polices from an intergovernmental level to a supranational level, then it must take seriously public support

Unknown Knowns:  A Groupthink Model on the U.S. Decision to go to War In Iraq

Unknown Knowns: A Groupthink Model on the U.S. Decision to go to War In Iraq

There are clear indications that the decision making process in the buildup to the War in Iraq was influenced by groupthink, which ultimately led to a poor outcome.

Accountability, Peace, Development and Democracy in Bangladesh

Accountability, Peace, Development and Democracy in Bangladesh

The European Union should promote a dialogue between political forces in Bangladesh that will allow a return to stability and normal democratic means to contest power.

Biodiversity Banking: From Theory to Practice in Sabah, Malaysia

Biodiversity Banking: From Theory to Practice in Sabah, Malaysia

The Malua case shows that analyses of neoliberalisation on the ground can teach us about ways in which neoliberalism plays out in managing societies and environment.

Transboundary Water Governance in the Euphrates Tigris River Basin

Transboundary Water Governance in the Euphrates Tigris River Basin

One of the biggest challenges now is to establish transboundary water cooperation in the midst of current state of affairs in the Euphrates-Tigris river basin.