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).

American Ascendance, British Retreat, and the Rise of Iran in the Persian Gulf

American Ascendance, British Retreat, and the Rise of Iran in the Persian Gulf

Three recent publications provide a fresh perspective of the developments which resulted in the decline of British influence in the Gulf, and the subsequent rise of the US.

Review – The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Review – The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Israel lobby thesis, despite some flaws such as a dismissal of the power of other lobby groups. it is a valid attempt to understand a unique facet in how American policy is forged.

Review: Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy

Review: Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy

Mario Del Pero’s chief task in his recent monograph is to break up the traditional image of Kissinger to paint a more nuanced picture of his politics and scholarship.

Review – A Second Look at Huntington’s Third Wave Thesis

Review – A Second Look at Huntington’s Third Wave Thesis

It is worth taking a second look at Huntington’s thesis considering the controversial democratisation attempts pursued by the US in the early years of the 21st Century.

E.H Carr and The Failure of the League of Nations

E.H Carr and The Failure of the League of Nations

The dose of reality that E.H. Carr dealt to interwar idealists was significant & timely. It was obvious to Carr that the League was failing and the march to war was underway.

Attacking Iran is Still Completely Nuts

Attacking Iran is Still Completely Nuts

The international community must accept Iran’s nuclear program. This is not a desirable admission, nor is it a triumph for anyone, lest the Iranians themselves who would better off fixing their faltering economy.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Elephants in the Room

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Elephants in the Room

Cutting through the friendly appearance and conciliatory rhetoric of the Obama administration does not detract from the reality that regarding the Middle East, nothing of substance has changed as the Iranian President asserts.

The Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and the Division of Europe

The Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and the Division of Europe

The Truman doctrine was a manifestation of foreign policy resulting from the insecurities and fears of Soviet power filling the vacuum in Europe. Together with the Marshall Plan it solidified the reality of a divided Europe and a divided world.

International Law and the Bush Doctrine

International Law and the Bush Doctrine

The Bush doctrine took shape throughout the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, developing in various speeches by the President and high ranking staff. This essay considers how the doctrine complimented, or challenged international law.

A Wake Up Call for International Relations?

A Wake Up Call for International Relations?

Should a university continue to ‘sell’ courses in an area that will produce no tangible employment prospects? Is this ethical? If so, that is the very definition of academic in its pejorative sense.

The 2009 Iranian Elections: A Nuclear Timebomb?

The 2009 Iranian Elections: A Nuclear Timebomb?

For Israel, Iran must never have the ability to build a nuclear bomb. This is an immovable reality, and when the dust settles after the contested Iranian election of 2009, it will remain the principal issue for the international community to address.

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