Ukraine’s Media after 25 Years of Independence

Ukraine’s Media after 25 Years of Independence

Ukraine’s media system has drastically changed in recent years, but like the rest of the country it is still a work in progress with many hurdles to overcome.

Interview – Mark Blyth

Interview – Mark Blyth

Mark Blyth discusses the crises of the European Union, the repercussions of Brexit, alternatives to austerity, and his position as a “reluctant Constructivist”.

Review – The Politics of Evasion

Review – The Politics of Evasion

A well-rounded, complex discussion that deconstructs many aspects of modern life in an accessible way, leaving the reader with more questions than answers.

Commercial(ized) Nationalism on Display at the Olympics

Commercial(ized) Nationalism on Display at the Olympics

Overseas corporations are taking an increasingly important role in telling Americans exactly who they are, as in the case of several ads broadcast during the Olympics.

Recent Posts

A Just Cause? The Eastern Interpretation of Just War Theory

A Just Cause? The Eastern Interpretation of Just War Theory

Western ‘Just War Theory’ has influenced International Relations for centuries, but is significantly different to the Indian and Chinese interpretation.

Image by Nichollas Harrison

Indonesian Nationalism and Postcolonial Colonialism: Enduring Legacies for Papua

Postcolonial colonialism has been perpetrated by the Indonesian State, its ruling apparatus and other domestic and foreign stakeholders in the disputed province of Papua.

Banners showing the flag of Japan

Japan: The ‘Normal’ Pacifist

Tokyo’s pacifism is best understood not as a capitulating monolithic anomaly, but as one enduring component of a multifaceted and eclectic strategic calculus.

Statecraft and the Limitations of Economic Sanctions

Statecraft and the Limitations of Economic Sanctions

Strategies relying on the pure coercive nature of economic sanctions rarely succeed in their goals, and alone are not capable of forcing countries to make concessions.

The Impact of the Alternative Trading System to Small Producers

The Impact of the Alternative Trading System to Small Producers

Fairtrade Scheme, while offering slightly better conditions than Free Trade, in the end does not provide truly fair pricing and farming conditions for small producers.

What Moral Justifications Can There Be For Ever Allowing Killing In Wartime?

What Moral Justifications Can There Be For Ever Allowing Killing In Wartime?

The principle of self-defence that can allow for just killing does not hold in the context of war, based on the notion that we should assume that all combatants are just.

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The US media’s generalization of the Iran hostage crisis through a liberal, secular, Western democracy lens marred Iran’s image and influenced US responses to the crisis.

Catastrophic Futures, Precarious Presents & Temporal Politics of (In)security

Catastrophic Futures, Precarious Presents & Temporal Politics of (In)security

the post-9/11 temporalisation of security has taken the form of a politics of pre-emption in which radical uncertainty constitutes the basis for anticipatory action.

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

Structural violence helps explain oppression of women caused by conflict but a continuation of patriarchal customs & occidentalist/orientalist agendas also contributes.

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Trabajadores del Ministerio de Salud participan en una jornada de fumigación en la colonia Bethania, zona 7 de la ciudad capital, durante las labores para combatir el mosquito Aedes aegypti, el cual es el vector transmisor de los virus de zika, dengue y chikungunya.
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Securitisation of Zika

The securitisation of the Zika virus in Brazil has been considered as an effective method to prevent it – but this may be an unnecessary step.

How Time Shapes our Understanding of Global Politics

How Time Shapes our Understanding of Global Politics

Using time as a primary analytical lens takes us beyond concerns with linear and teleological time that dominate the ways in which time is understood as mere ‘history’

The Importance of the Chilcot Report for International Relations Scholars

The Importance of the Chilcot Report for International Relations Scholars

Academics should focus more on the processes by which power is exercised through organised persuasive communication and manipulative propaganda.

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