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Finger on the Nuclear Button: Gender, Responsibility, and Nuclear Custodianship

Finger on the Nuclear Button: Gender, Responsibility, and Nuclear Custodianship

Hillary Clinton quite literally turned the tables on Trump – inverting the gender binary that had for centuries kept women from public office

Ukraine’s Media after 25 Years of Independence

Ukraine’s Media after 25 Years of Independence

Ukraine’s media system has drastically changed in recent years, but like the rest of the country it is still a work in progress with many hurdles to overcome.

The Precision of Drones: Problems with the New Data and New Claims

The Precision of Drones: Problems with the New Data and New Claims

The idea that drones offer a capacity for increased precision coupled with other concerns about their use continues to be reinforced by recent reports from the field.

Conservative Authoritarianism in Turkey

Conservative Authoritarianism in Turkey

Erdogan stands against intellectuals or elites in Turkey because these groups are identified as a ‘possible enemy’ for the lower classes, who support Erdogan/the AKP.

Statecraft and the Limitations of Economic Sanctions

Statecraft and the Limitations of Economic Sanctions

Strategies relying on the pure coercive nature of economic sanctions rarely succeed in their goals, and alone are not capable of forcing countries to make concessions.

Catastrophic Futures, Precarious Presents & Temporal Politics of (In)security

Catastrophic Futures, Precarious Presents & Temporal Politics of (In)security

the post-9/11 temporalisation of security has taken the form of a politics of pre-emption in which radical uncertainty constitutes the basis for anticipatory action.

How Time Shapes our Understanding of Global Politics

How Time Shapes our Understanding of Global Politics

Using time as a primary analytical lens takes us beyond concerns with linear and teleological time that dominate the ways in which time is understood as mere ‘history’

The Importance of the Chilcot Report for International Relations Scholars

The Importance of the Chilcot Report for International Relations Scholars

Academics should focus more on the processes by which power is exercised through organised persuasive communication and manipulative propaganda.

Analogue Time, People, and the Digital Eclipsing of Modern Political Time

Analogue Time, People, and the Digital Eclipsing of Modern Political Time

It would be a terrible and ignominious end for a modern political process (and project) to be eclipsed by technological speed and market imperatives.

Disrupting the ‘Conditional Selfhood’ of Threat Construction

Disrupting the ‘Conditional Selfhood’ of Threat Construction

It is essential to interrogate how representations of the homegrown threat in security practice may instead be influencing insecurity.

A Cynical Report Card on the Turkish Game of Thrones

A Cynical Report Card on the Turkish Game of Thrones

Since 2013, Turkey has been struggling with intense political instability. Yet after the recent coup was defeated, President Erdoğan has consolidated his hegemony.

Time, Power and Inequalities

Time, Power and Inequalities

Time is neither ‘natural’ nor just. It is used, valued and understood in ways that reflect and sustain economic, social and political inequalities.

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