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).

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.

Archival research in the age of Wikileaks

Archival research in the age of Wikileaks

In an age when IR is governed by theoretical and political science approaches, the validity of engaging with historical and diplomatic archives is more relevant than ever.

Student Book Features: 21st Century Issues in IR

Student Book Features: 21st Century Issues in IR

The end of the Cold War led to the emergence of several areas of study that were somewhat muted in the era of superpower conflict.

Student Book Features: Two Essential IR Textbooks

Student Book Features: Two Essential IR Textbooks

Finding a good textbook to see you through your studies is no small matter. Books are not cheap, and a hasty purchase can be an expensive mistake.

Review – China, the USA, and Global Order

Review – China, the USA, and Global Order

Whether The US and china can overcome a tendency towards a zero sum disposition and embrace change in a progressive way in the 21st century remains to be seen.

Review – Brzezinski’s Technetronic Era

Review – Brzezinski’s Technetronic Era

The phrase ‘Technetronic Era’ many not have cemented its place in posterity, but we appear to be living in elements of it nonetheless.

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