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).

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.

Review Feature – Understanding Iran: A Summary of Recent Scholarship

Review Feature – Understanding Iran: A Summary of Recent Scholarship

Understanding Iran requires a deeper path of scholarship than simply looking at Iran’s current composition. The books featured here approach Iran in a historical context.

Student Book Features: EU Studies

Student Book Features: EU Studies

EU studies is a field with an immense range of student-facing textbooks available, and also an ever growing number of texts dedicated to sub-areas such as EU security.

Advice on Self-Funding a PhD

Advice on Self-Funding a PhD

Self-funding a PhD is something that can be wrongly associated with being of ‘lesser’ academic quality. There are actually many advantages to self funding.

Student Book Features: American Politics

Student Book Features: American Politics

The organisation of the various organs of government in the US can seem impenetrable. The books featured here provide an accessible route into US politics and foreign policy.

The ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Video: Why All the Fuss?

The ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Video: Why All the Fuss?

As violence escalates across the Arab world, many questions remain unanswered. But, the events in Libya, Egypt and elsewhere have absolutely nothing to do with this video.

Student Book Features: China and Iran

Student Book Features: China and Iran

China and Iran are two states that will cross many students’ paths. Both nations, for different reasons, are at the centre of important contemporary debates in IR.

The Logic of an Iranian Bomb

The Logic of an Iranian Bomb

The Islamic Regime in Iran is one of the most belligerent and distasteful regimes in existence, for all manner of reasons. That is no reason to attack it preventively.

Student Book Features: Oxford Handbooks

Student Book Features: Oxford Handbooks

Having looked at the Handbook of IR last Autumn, our first feature of 2012 weighs in on 3 of its sister volumes on Climate Change, Political Science, and Millennialism.

Review – No Higher Honour

Review – No Higher Honour

While Rice frequently exercises her right to settle scores and set the record straight, there are no revisions to the controversial foreign policy record of the Bush years.

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