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By forming the new “rule of game” relied on a limited freedom of navigation of foreign vessels, China is attempting to build its own de facto “Monroe Doctrine” at sea.
Communities in Syria were often segmented based on their ethnic, religious and political background under the Assad regime. Autonomy appears to be achieving reconciliation in spite of the ongoing war.
The change of guard in India and its emphasis on economic revitalization has lent new life to a relationship that was criticized for a lack of bold initiatives.
Trust in the local and Beijing governments has been damaged; a moderate approach would serve Beijing’s interests better than the confrontational approach taken so far.
At the end of the day, ISIS’ unique blitzkrieg has been both psychological and military. Its cruelty, severity and domination project a “larger than life” sense of power.
Human rights and queer theory compel us to view matters in a different light. It is this potential to cut across established ideas that makes sense of the challenge to develop a queer account of human rights.
When considering the depiction of conflict and warfare in videogames, it is important to acknowledge not only what they are depicting but what they are ignoring.
Successfully addressing public health crises requires development of a global community organized around the ethical obligation to provide human security while maintaining accountability to beneficiaries.
The ‘rise’ of terrorism has been caused by powerful Western and Euro-centric states, and the UN has failed in its distribution of fair and reasonable jurisprudence.
The tradition of taking leaders, their strategies, and their entrepreneurial activities seriously will continue, regardless of how the discipline of IR regards the topic.
Iran’s foreign policy toward Latin America can be seen as antagonistic toward the U.S. It also fulfills Iran’s attempt to establish a presence in the U.S.’s backyard.