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).

America: Get Rid of Your Constitution

America: Get Rid of Your Constitution

Years of partisanship has now peaked making legislation a warzone, fuelled by the once necessary, but now obstructing, notion of separation of powers.

The Importance of Open Access

The Importance of Open Access

Open access is a simple idea. People should be able to access scholarship freely and easily. However, in practice there is a long way to go to meet that goal.

Going to University, or Not?

Going to University, or Not?

You will probably be working for the rest of your life, so make sure that the precious few years you spend in university are at a time when you can really enjoy it.

Publishing or Perishing in the 21st Century

Publishing or Perishing in the 21st Century

Everyone knows the phrase ‘publish or perish’. But, what does that mean to today’s early career academic as they try to balance their workload and plan their publications?

Student Input into Teaching Materials

Student Input into Teaching Materials

Trusting the student voice (with a tiny bit of steering) and trying new things has paid off in multiple ways for me, and hopefully for the students in my classes too.

A Fond Farewell to Dylan Kissane

A Fond Farewell to Dylan Kissane

The Ivory Tower has been running since January 2013. Lovingly created, and curated, by Dylan Kissane. As Dylan embarks on a new career and the blog takes new ownership, we wish him all the best.

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 2

Anarchy in the UK? Debating the Scottish Referendum Aftermath: Part 2

The UK’s major parties and international partners, especially the USA, do not want the kind of security or defence posture that has been discussed in Scotland in recent months.

Review Feature – Understanding Iran: A Summary of Recent Scholarship

Review Feature – Understanding Iran: A Summary of Recent Scholarship

From perspectives on Nixon, Kissinger and the Shah to the current nuclear stand-off, the four books in this feature offer the latest scholarship on US-Iranian relations.

ISIS, Obama, and Jimmy Carter: When God Was On Their Side

ISIS, Obama, and Jimmy Carter: When God Was On Their Side

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.

Maher vs. Aslan: Islam Is Not Violent, People Are…

Maher vs. Aslan: Islam Is Not Violent, People Are…

The big foreign policy issues facing us often revolve around deeply divisive religious issues. So, we should educate ourselves rather than settle behind one talking head.

Beware of Hillary Clinton

Beware of Hillary Clinton

Should Clinton become president, the international community should beware. Her brand of interventionist liberalism will be toxic for the Middle East and for the west.

Review Feature – Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iran

Review Feature – Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iran

Iran’s regional policies have been a complex affair since its 1979 revolution. The books reviewed here document Iran’s rapport with Syria & its rivalry with Saudi Arabia.

Iran: New Year, Same Old Problems

Iran: New Year, Same Old Problems

As Iranians celebrate Nowruz, their New Year, they wake up to the same old problems. A truly new Iranian year would be one without the Clerical Regime.

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