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Would Churchill Have Voted for Brexit?

Would Churchill Have Voted for Brexit?

Winston Churchill was a student of the past, with a cast iron understanding of Britain’s inextricable role in European affairs over the last thousand years.

Towards a Global International Relations?

Towards a Global International Relations?

IR theories remain biased in favour of Western states. Consequently, they neglect the experiences and relationships in other parts of the world, or offer a poor fit for understanding and explaining them.

Educating Conflict Management and Practicing Peacebuilding: The Case of Lebanon

Educating Conflict Management and Practicing Peacebuilding: The Case of Lebanon

Peer learning in higher education can help to align peacebuilding theory and practice, scholars and practitioners, thus putting research to work for sustainable peace.

Postcolonialism in International Relations Theory

Postcolonialism in International Relations Theory

Postcolonialism asks tough questions about how and why a hierarchical international order has emerged and challenges mainstream IR’s core assumptions about power and how it operates.

Ethiopia and the South Sudanese Civil War

Ethiopia and the South Sudanese Civil War

Should there be military interventions by South Sudan’s immediate neighbours and potentially even more distant states, it is unclear how an already multi-layered conflict would end.

The End Days of the World System? Before Armageddon the Long Nights of Ignorance

The End Days of the World System? Before Armageddon the Long Nights of Ignorance

It is impossible to turn religious enquiry into a foreign policy brief or accord it much utilitarian use in foreign policy formulation as it allows no options for actions.

Diplomacy and the End of Foreign Policy as We Know It

Diplomacy and the End of Foreign Policy as We Know It

The future global environment might depend less on the attractions of defining ‘rational actors’, and more on finding ways forward in much messier than before processes.

The Golden Age of Special Operations Forces

The Golden Age of Special Operations Forces

Special Operation Forces have been a defining feature of US military engagement in its post-9/11 wars, yet few understand the dangers of their increased use.

Understanding the Continuation of Violence in the Texas Church Shooting

Understanding the Continuation of Violence in the Texas Church Shooting

Violence is part of our society. Recognizing gender-based violence as a global problem challenges IR researchers to pay attention to how it operates in the Global North.

The Separability of Jihad

The Separability of Jihad

It may be in the social origins of the psychology of jihad, rather than in foreign policy, that we might best begin some meaningful work on exploring this phenomenon.

China’s Economic Multilateral Diplomacy

China’s Economic Multilateral Diplomacy

China seeks its moment of inclusion globally. Simultaneously, it seeks not just inclusivity but centrality within alternative forms of international organisation.

Catalonian Referendum: Democracy, Legality and the EU’s Role

Catalonian Referendum: Democracy, Legality and the EU’s Role

The Catalan elections are unlikely to resolve the conflict in Spain. But they should open room for dialogue as there is no other option that could restore legitimacy.

Global South Perspectives on International Relations Theory

Global South Perspectives on International Relations Theory

Global South perspectives open up the possibility of different, fairer relations that represent the interests of all concerned and challenge international institutions to be more representative.

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