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New Century, Old Rivalries: Russian Military Modernisation and NATO

With both NATO and Russia endeavouring to increase and improve their military capabilities against the other, a new arms race is on the cards.

Reworking Palm Oil Welfare from the Grassroots in Indonesia

Reworking Palm Oil Welfare from the Grassroots in Indonesia

Palm oil workers are presented the challenge of formulating a collective agenda and political strategies. They currently do not have the capacity to do so.

Thinking About Ethics, Thinking Across Fields

Thinking About Ethics, Thinking Across Fields

A distaste for liberal utilitarianism could serve as common ground for mounting any campaign for a coherent alternative to modern ethical systems.

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Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Policy and the Failure of the Doha Oil Negotiations

The decision of Saudi Arabia to let the Doha summit fail may be considered as a stone in the mosaic of Riyadh converting its foreign policy approach.

Hillary Clinton’s Response to the Pulse Orlando Shootings

Hillary Clinton’s Response to the Pulse Orlando Shootings

Queer scholars must deconstruct discourses and affective structures that attempt to put queer subjects in binaries and offer citizenship in exchange of being a part of global warfare.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the Future of Peruvian Security

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the Future of Peruvian Security

While the campaign focused on rising criminality and the economy, Peru’s counterinsurgency efforts in the Valley of the Rivers received scant attention

“Green against Blue” – Reflections on the 2016 Austrian Presidential Election

“Green against Blue” – Reflections on the 2016 Austrian Presidential Election

The Austrian election illustrates another troubling trend: a widening class and gender divide, and more specifically a struggle about the right values.

Civil Society and NGOs as Drivers of Change in Environmental Governance

Civil Society and NGOs as Drivers of Change in Environmental Governance

Civil society’s involvement in global environmental governance and the effects of internationalisation processes on civil society forms of autonomy and expertise have had considerable impact.

Refusing to Acknowledge the Problem of Climate Change Denial

Refusing to Acknowledge the Problem of Climate Change Denial

It would be beneficial to plan mitigation policies and communication strategies by taking negative consequences and societal impact into account.

Argentina’s Perseverance and Stability in the South Atlantic

Argentina’s Perseverance and Stability in the South Atlantic

A dominant Argentina may unhinge the Antarctic Treaty. Britain must put forward a diplomatic offensive in the region and at the UN.

Parading Resilience: Sexual Minority Rights in Northern Ireland

Parading Resilience: Sexual Minority Rights in Northern Ireland

As well as being open to heterosexual attendees, Pride is among one of the few visibly and proudly non-sectarian events to take place in Northern Ireland.

Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives

Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives

When Ukraine decided to postpone an EU Association Agreement in 2013, few would have predicted that it would lead to a prolonged conflict in Europe’s borderland.

Nagorno Karabakh: Armenia’s Claims, Azerbaijan’s Position, and the Peace Efforts

Nagorno Karabakh: Armenia’s Claims, Azerbaijan’s Position, and the Peace Efforts

Karabakh is important for Azerbaijan and Armenia; none side will give up their claims. In a place where country interests in the region continue, the solution is hard.

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