Author profile: M.J. Peterson

M.J. Peterson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA). Her research focuses on formal organisations and informal practices through which governments pursue cooperative efforts to address cross-border problems. She is the author of International Regimes for the Final Frontier (2005), Managing the Frozen South: The Creation and Evolution of the Antarctic Treaty Regime (1988) and The General Assembly in World Policies (1986). She has also authored articles in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of International Law, International Organization, and Review of International Organizations.

Why IR Realism Persists

Why IR Realism Persists

IR Realism is not sufficient for understanding and explaining international politics, but its concerns with power politics in a decentralised system remain necessary.

Calculating Whether a Two-Year Term on the UN Security Council is Worth Seeking

Calculating Whether a Two-Year Term on the UN Security Council is Worth Seeking

Australia has not withdrawn its SC candidacy. Whether that confidence is warranted will be revealed next week when the General Assembly meets to elect nonpermanent members of the Security Council.

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