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Has the United Nations Become Irrelevant?

Has the United Nations Become Irrelevant?

Seismic shifts in the global geopolitical landscape and other existential issues make the UN more relevant today than ever before in the seven decades of its existence.

What Next for Iraq after the Battle of Mosul?

What Next for Iraq after the Battle of Mosul?

The battle for Mosul is a proxy for a complex set of interests competing for hegemony. It is not the end, rather the beginning of the next waves of conflict Iraq faces.

Revisiting the Clash of Civilizations Thesis After 9/11

Revisiting the Clash of Civilizations Thesis After 9/11

Afghans believing in the Taliban/al-Qaida discourse will succumb to the intellectual insights of Huntington’s thesis which endorses the same worldview in a reverse guise.

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The Annual E-IR Article Award (Deadline 30 March)

E-IR invites PhD students and early career academics to prepare short papers outlining novel, or under appreciated, ideas that will contribute to the understanding of international relations.

Obama’s Bulwark against Torture: Will It Stop Trump?

Obama’s Bulwark against Torture: Will It Stop Trump?

The Obama administration’s two-pronged approach of closing legal gaps and studying effective means of interrogation, in fact, helps illuminate the moral point at stake.

Indo-Saudi Relations under the Modi Government

Indo-Saudi Relations under the Modi Government

In recent years, India’s relations with Saudi Arabia have gained a new momentum due to shared financial and security interests in the region.

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Major General Charles Howard Foulkes and the Practice of Conflict Photography

Foulkes’ photographs reveal what soldiers on the front line of conflicts felt about those fighting alongside them, their opponents, and their own vulnerabilities.

Afghanistan: A Critical Insight into Huntington’s Civilizational Approach

Afghanistan: A Critical Insight into Huntington’s Civilizational Approach

Understanding 9/11 and the US-led war on terror in Afghanistan as exemplifications of a clash of civilizations seems to be thoroughly misleading and dangerous.

Donald Trump and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Donald Trump and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Trump can instill a sense of urgency in Israel and Palestine and create a new chapter in which people recognise the many similarities that exist between them.

Sino-UK Relations and the Impact of Trump

Sino-UK Relations and the Impact of Trump

There are going to be some rocky moments between the US-UK and UK-China equations. The UK’s attempts to lie between the US and China may prove the wisdom of the adage.

Analysing but Not Seeing: What’s Missing When We Forget Images in IR

Analysing but Not Seeing: What’s Missing When We Forget Images in IR

Security is not solely constructed discursively but also visually. Dominant securitization theory ignores the latter, leaving it somewhat decontextualized.

Twitter as a Platform to Reflect Eurosceptic Views in Turkey

Twitter as a Platform to Reflect Eurosceptic Views in Turkey

The long duration of negotiations on migration along with growing economic and security difficulties in Turkey have led to growing Euroscepticism in the state.

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