In response to Russia’s aggression in Crimea the US must take into account the strategic realities of the international system.
Professor Jackson discusses provincialism in U.S. IR theory, broadening theorists’ understanding of truth, sci-fi, and the influence of his book “Conduct of Inquiry’.
Calder offers a fresh take on Eurasian integration, widening the scope of inquiry into the realms of comparative politics and international political economy.
Controlling the spread of nuclear weapons remains an impossibility, for as history has shown, more often than not those states which desire them will achieve them.
The political evolution of the Gulf, and for that matter of the whole Middle East, is something that policymakers in Washington can neither ignore nor control.
The transformation of the Syrian Civil War from a bipolar to a tripolar conflict came from incompatible visions of Syria’s future within the Syrian Resistance Coalition.
The new Egyptian constitution is a mix of progressive and regressive elements. Its success depends on the willingness of the judiciary and military to support reforms.
Despite facing problems with development and achieving the high standards prescribed its constitution, South Africa still has the attributes of a liberal democracy.
In contrast to Neorealist framings, there are clear indications that intersubjective meanings and social identities shape the international system in multiple ways.
Lacking internal coherence, Mearsheimer’s theory ultimately fails to provide a logically consistent basis for the view that China’s rise will be unpeaceful.
In its current form, it is difficult to read federalism as a long-term peace-building solution in the midst of Yemen’s on-going conflicts and insecurity.
Crisis discourse creates a rupture and can lead to hegemonic change. It not only affects politicians, but also has to do with the judiciary and law.
The political success of the Greek party ‘Golden Dawn’ surprised many, with their pro-Nazi and xenophobic policies proving to be of concern both in Greece and abroad.
While the Thai protests can be seen as a political dispute, the conflict is embedded in the dual structure of the Thai polity, or two competing notions of legitimacy.
Lieberman’s thorough examination of the central role of deterrence in contemporary Security Studies illustrates the existing gap between theory and evidence of success.