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).

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.

Robocop and Iran

Robocop and Iran

The 2014 remake of ‘Robocop’ presents lots of interesting talking points for those in the IR community such as the debate over a US war with Iran & the use of killer robots.

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The ‘Student as Customer’ Phenomenon

The customer, like the student, is not always right. For that reason, there are implications to the way staff handle student complaints in an age of costly tuition fees.

No New Dawn Likely in US-Iran Relations

No New Dawn Likely in US-Iran Relations

When a reformer from outside the clerical regime speaks about change it will be worth listening to. Until then it is likely that Rouhani is either a wolf in sheep’s clothing or a dupe.

Should We Care That Politicians Do Dirty Things?

Should We Care That Politicians Do Dirty Things?

If the media continues along the path of seeking to punish elected officials for sexual scandals the effect will only be to discourage good people from public service.

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