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Articles published on E-IR are designed to offer an accessible route into some of the most interesting ideas, debates and policy issues in international politics. Our editorial team works to commission and review articles from the most respected experts in the field.

Videogames and IR: Playing at Method

Videogames and IR: Playing at Method

Methodologically, a constructive encounter with videogames relies on reflection on narrative, visual and aural elements, and gameplay.

Does Military Education Matter?

Does Military Education Matter?

Most of the research necessary to link military education to military effectiveness is ahead of us, not behind us. Though, early results suggest a positive correlation.

Religious Identities and the Escalation of Conflict between ISIS and the West

Religious Identities and the Escalation of Conflict between ISIS and the West

The impact achieved by ISIS through the use of new media serves to escalate the conflicts with the West and shape the religious identities of their target audience.

The Foreign Policy Implications of Israel’s 2015 Elections

The Foreign Policy Implications of Israel’s 2015 Elections

The new government is unlikely to make any progress towards a negotiated settlement with the Palestinians. This is, unfortunately, an over-determined outcome.

Yemen: A Battle for Energy Supremacy

Yemen: A Battle for Energy Supremacy

Yemen is the amphitheatre where the gladiators will fight each other for the coveted prize of significant amount of resources, clout, and strengthened political will

Film and World Politics

Film and World Politics

To appreciate this politics of film for IR we can contrast the way film challenges the more static media within which exchanges of recognition among states takes place

Upgrading the Arab League by Establishing a Joint Military Force?

Upgrading the Arab League by Establishing a Joint Military Force?

It cannot be excluded that the initiative to build a Arab military force will share the fate of previous launches: a big announcement followed by a rather low performance

A Year of Milestones and E-IR’s First Kickstarter Campaign

A Year of Milestones and E-IR’s First Kickstarter Campaign

It has been an incredible year for E-IR. Rather than relax on our laurels, we are gearing up for our biggest project yet – a free textbook for IR beginners! We now need your help to support our Kickstarter campaign.

Monism vs. Pluralism

Monism vs. Pluralism

The conflict in Ukraine is a result of the turbulence in the system of European security, the internal crisis in Ukraine, and the crisis of Russian developmental model.

Saudi Airstrikes on Yemen: Limits to Military Adventurism

Saudi Airstrikes on Yemen: Limits to Military Adventurism

The Saudis will continue to perceive the Houthis as powerful political and military opponents and feel the need to keep them at bay

Axiomatic Solutions to Transboundary River Conflicts

Axiomatic Solutions to Transboundary River Conflicts

Axioms relate to variability and uncertainty of river flow, the main drivers for countries’ defection from agreements or choice for non-cooperation in the first place

Moon Trek

Worlds of Our Making in Science Fiction and International Relations

Sci-fi is able to pose fictional worlds that, while cognitively coherent on their own terms, inevitably maintain a link with the experiences we share in our own world