Author profile: Stephen McGlinchey

Stephen McGlinchey

Dr Stephen McGlinchey is the Editor-in-Chief of E-International Relations and Senior Lecturer of International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is the author of International Relations (2017) and US Arms Policies Towards the Shah’s Iran (2014).

A Brief Reflection on the 2017 UK General Election

A Brief Reflection on the 2017 UK General Election

The lesson of the election for the Labour party is that if they want to govern again, they need to unite again. The starting point is respecting Jeremy Corbyn’s brand of politics.

Student Feature – Introduction to Diplomacy

Student Feature – Introduction to Diplomacy

Diplomacy is a process between actors (diplomats, usually representing a state) who exist within a system (international relations) and engage in private and public dialogue (diplomacy) to pursue their objectives in a peaceful manner.

Diplomacy

Diplomacy

In today’s interconnected world, effective and skilful diplomacy is vital to ensure that humankind can navigate an ever-growing list of shared challenges that may be our undoing if left unresolved.

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Getting Started with International Relations

An excerpt from the introduction to the book ‘International Relations’ covering key terms, sources, and reading advice for students embarking on their first textbook.

Student Feature – Advice on Reading Smart

Student Feature – Advice on Reading Smart

Reading for scholarly purposes is not the same as reading for pleasure. You need to adopt an appropriate, and healthy, reading strategy.

Student Feature – Advice on Using Sources

Student Feature – Advice on Using Sources

Referencing sources is a core skill in academia. It is an important element of scholarly writing, and one that you should master for your own studies.

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Beginner’s Textbook – International Relations

A ‘Day 0’ introduction to International Relations for beginners, placing the reader inside crucial issues and debates so they can understand how things work and where they fit in the world.

Trump Vs Clinton: A Post-Mortem

Trump Vs Clinton: A Post-Mortem

If party politics fails again to represent the electorate as in 2016, the only people who will be able to rise above the acrimony will be populists like Donald Trump.

Trump’s ‘Brexit Strategy’

Trump’s ‘Brexit Strategy’

Trump has defied reality by gauging that enough voters will ignore the tide of critics mobilising against him, even a growing number of senior Republican Party figures.

Student Feature – Spotlight on the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Student Feature – Spotlight on the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Due to decades of diplomacy, non-proliferation is one of the norms underpinning our international system and we have come a long way from the dark days of 1945.

The Brexit Hangover

The Brexit Hangover

If the EU is to endure, experts need to understand how to recapture the population and divert them away from an empowered, and sometimes dangerous, field of populists.

Trump as the Beginning of Republican Party 2.0

Trump as the Beginning of Republican Party 2.0

With Ted Cruz’s exit and Trump becoming the presumptive nominee, the Republican Party establishment have decided to lose the 2016 election.

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