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America’s New Best Friend: The UK vs Japan

America’s New Best Friend: The UK vs Japan

The challenge in the months ahead will be to ensure that Britain’s isolation can be reversed with the discovery of a new purpose at the centre of world affairs.

The End of Pax Americana or a New Realignment?

The End of Pax Americana or a New Realignment?

The international shift from cooperation to conflict that Trump’s administration has made is based on the continuation of the former administration with opposite means.

The Libya Political Agreement: Time for Reconsideration

The Libya Political Agreement: Time for Reconsideration

The agreement has been bedevilled with significant deficiencies from its onset. Its renegotiation is central to the ongoing peace process in Libya.

South Korea’s Blue House Scandal

South Korea’s Blue House Scandal

Outsiders must understand that what citizens are demanding is not only the removal of a corrupt ruler but also meaningful changes to the economic and political structure.

EU-NATO Relations in the Era of Trump and of the European Defence Union

EU-NATO Relations in the Era of Trump and of the European Defence Union

With President Trump, the Warsaw declaration is now more important as it delivers quite clearly what were the hopes and fears of the Obama administration and of the EU.

Hitler’s Long Shadow: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel

Hitler’s Long Shadow: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel

In a volatile world, the US and Germany ought to cooperate with each other. Perhaps Donald Trump will realise that international cooperation, is advantageous to the US.

Donald Trump and the Emergent Dominant Narrative in US Foreign Policy

Donald Trump and the Emergent Dominant Narrative in US Foreign Policy

Trump is laying the groundwork for a fundamental shift in the way Americans think about foreign security policy. The question is, how long will America First persist?

From Standing Rock to Resistance in Context: Towards Anarchism against Settler Colonialism

From Standing Rock to Resistance in Context: Towards Anarchism against Settler Colonialism

Anarchists need to engage with Indigenous peoples and communities who are already resisting capitalism, colonialism and the state in their areas.

The Inaugural Address: Trump’s Nationalist Turn

The Inaugural Address: Trump’s Nationalist Turn

Trump’s inaugural address unambiguously reiterated his earlier statements on foreign policy to end what mainstream US politics regards as American leadership in the world.

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Soft power has fast matured into a sine qua non of international political conduct. Awara inadvertently became soft power, facilitating Soviet trust of India.

Crossings and Candles

Crossings and Candles

There is a paradox which stalks the discipline of IR: as it speaks of peace, the principle of sovereignty, which is at the centre of its world view, looks out upon messy – and often very violent – social relationships.

Managing Global Security beyond ‘Pax Americana’

Managing Global Security beyond ‘Pax Americana’

The rivalry of superpowers that we saw in the 20th century was a certain kind of world order. The hubris of one rich and powerful nation, the USA, is another – and one that is likely to end soon.

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