The IS is a reality that it is here to stay, and it looks to have set for gradual expansion of its territorial boundaries to redraw the political map of the Middle East.
Professor Pinker answers questions on mankind’s tendency toward violence, Darwinism, the rights of women in Islamic societies, and his new book – The Sense of Style.
Some lack of definition in Alter’s book does not diminish her valiant and highly successful effort to sketch the architecture of the international legal regime.
In China, Laos, and Vietnam, the move from planned to market-oriented economies has increased free trade and diminished levels of international conflict and hostility.
The existence of legitimate norms & principles within international society did, in fact, exert influence over the US’ behaviour in its 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Whilst many would feel uneasy recognising law enforcement action to be war, it can be recognised as war whenever law enforcement produces the effects of battle.
Do the lessons learned from the rapid economic growth of the Tigers from the 1960s through the 1990s have a practical application in contemporary development?
Nigeria’s influence is gradually growing due to its rising economy, but its status and role in regional and global politics is not likely to experience rapid growth.
Environmental policies have evolved away from the certainties of the 1970s, which reflects a much broader transformation in the nature of the western democratic state.
Le Mière sheds light on an area of diplomacy that has largely been overlooked despite its growing importance in the maritime century.
The continuation of “us” vs. “them” policies that marginalize minorities cannot bode well for a fragile country’s future. Education should be seen as a security issue.
It is a little too cheap for Carter to criticise Obama over how he deals with ISIS due to the direct linkage with his own actions in the region over three decades ago.
Foreign policy as a tool of state-building promises new evidence and may force us to re-think key concepts in international relations.
The role of objects in world politics continues to deserve our attention, including the ways in which human and non-human agency combine to re-engineer the umbrella.
The role of the state as the facilitator of capitalist interests has limited the Bolivian government in its ability to initiate a break from neoliberal economics.