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Climate Change, Adaptation and International Relations Theory

Climate Change, Adaptation and International Relations Theory

In IR a state can take typically take three approaches: cooperation, unilateralism or inactivity. Within the realm of climate diplomacy, we witness states playing all these roles.

Cloudy weather in Carpathian mountains, Ukraine

War Echo in Ukrainian Mountains

The Right Sector emerged during Ukraine’s winter Euromaidan protests and is controversial because of their right wing ideology and advocating the use of force.

Trumped Up Alliances?

Trumped Up Alliances?

If elected, a President Trump will quickly realize that the foreign policy establishment he loves to criticize has not done a bad job on striking deals.

Education and Extremism: “Fundamental British Values” in the Classroom

Education and Extremism: “Fundamental British Values” in the Classroom

That a government-endorsed set of values is undemocratic may come as no surprise. The fact that it has gone unchallenged should come as a grave concern.

ABC NEWS - 12/19/15 - ABC News coverage of the Democratic Presidential debate from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, airing Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 on the ABC Television Network and all ABC News platforms.  
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BERNIE SANDERS, HILLARY CLINTON

Sanders vs Clinton on Economic Inequality

If a Clinton presidency fails to deal with inequality and stagnation, the long-term consequence will be the strengthening of the most dangerous elements in US politics.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the 2016 US Presidential Election

The popularity of Trump and Sanders indicate that the days when neoliberal globalisation heralded a prosperous and equitable world are long behind us.

Indonesian peacekeepers with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) prepare to leave their base for a patrol near Al-Taybe, South Lebanon. In 2006, UNIFIL expanded its deployment to Southern Lebanon, a high-tension area near the Lebanon-Israel border (also known as the Blue Line), when the two countries resumed hostilities.
28/Aug/2009. , Lebanon. UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

UNSC Resolution 2272: Progress against Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping?

UNSC Resolution 2272 can rightly be called groundbreaking but the UN may find itself in a bind if it excludes numerous countries from contributing troops and police.

Jimmy Carter’s Role in Securing Middle East Peace

Jimmy Carter’s Role in Securing Middle East Peace

While Carter has been often perceived as politically inept, this image belies the leadership he exhibited when he led negotiations to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Ukraine’s Media during Revolution, Annexation, War and Economic Crisis

Ukraine’s Media during Revolution, Annexation, War and Economic Crisis

After the Euromaidan protests, Ukraine found itself on the receiving end of a hybrid war coming from Russia as information was weaponized by the Kremlin.

Recovering from Frontline Wounds in Kyiv and an Unexpected Encounter

Recovering from Frontline Wounds in Kyiv and an Unexpected Encounter

Arseniy Yatseniuk resigned as Ukraine’s Prime Minister when MPs refused to release additional funds for the war effort, and the ruling coalition dissolved.

Code Red: Colouring the International

Code Red: Colouring the International

Security studies needs to go beyond its chromophobia (its avoidance of colour) and see how colour-use operates in the enactment and (re-)appropriation of security.

An Orwellian Black Hole? Countering the Narrative That the UN Has Failed

An Orwellian Black Hole? Countering the Narrative That the UN Has Failed

The UN requires reform. Some of its methods are odious. But it is up to its members up to decide if they are willing to give the UN the tools it needs to be effective.

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