Daryl Morini is Deputy Editor on e-IR. He is pursuing a PhD in preventive diplomacy at the University of Queensland, Australia. Follow him on Twitter @DarylMorini
This is the only student-focussed survey of the IR discipline. All IR students are invited to take a few minutes to complete the survey, and IR lecturers are encouraged to share it with their students.
Governments of all stripes pursue war-gaming, simulations and contingency planning. So why not use Twitter to simulate crisis diplomacy? The potential pay-offs of such simulations make it necessary to try.
The first space race was the start of a new era in human history, not its apogee. There is no guarantee that we will not repeat it. But if money is the sinews of war, this space race will be more formidable than the last.
The IR calling is a fast-paced, high-intensity, you-snooze-you-loose business. In the academic era of the “publish or perish” doctrine, it is useful to reflect upon time, as both an important variable in IR theory, and a relentless force in our own lives.
e-IR’s Linkages feature the most original and interesting IR journal articles. This edition discusses research on decision-making, critical theory, negotiation, China’s potential annexation of the moon, and more.
IR students may one day thank Weir and Baranowski for making the discipline more fun via their latest journal article.
Inter-state war is threatening to make a dangerous come-back. But the good news is that great power war can be prevented.
My blood curdled upon seeing images of a dying Gaddafi. So begins the new Libya, drenched in blood, celebrating the death of its 40-year dictator. I am no apologist for the butchers of 9/11, the rapists of Misrata, or the killers of innocent men, women and children worldwide. But I cannot bring myself to glorify death.