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LGBT Politics, Queer Theory, and International Relations

LGBT Politics, Queer Theory, and International Relations

Stemming from various fields, queer theory inspired research combines an inter-disciplinary epistemology to advance new critical perspectives on sexualities and beyond.

From Clash of Vision to Power Struggle: The US, China, and Freedom of Navigation

From Clash of Vision to Power Struggle: The US, China, and Freedom of Navigation

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.

Remembering the ‘Forgotten’ Kurds in Syria

Remembering the ‘Forgotten’ Kurds in Syria

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.

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the US: The Takeaways

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the US: The Takeaways

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.

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Beijing’s Failure to Honor the Basic Law

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Beijing’s Failure to Honor the Basic Law

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.

Psychology Not Theology: Overcoming ISIS’ Secret Appeal

Psychology Not Theology: Overcoming ISIS’ Secret Appeal

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.

Tracing the Threads: Queer IR and Human Rights

Tracing the Threads: Queer IR and Human Rights

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.

Pixels and People: Videogames, Warfare, and the Missing Everyday

Pixels and People: Videogames, Warfare, and the Missing Everyday

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.

Human Security in the Age of Ebola: Towards People-centered Global Governance

Human Security in the Age of Ebola: Towards People-centered Global Governance

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 Sovereign Nation-State as a Contributor to Terrorism

The Sovereign Nation-State as a Contributor to Terrorism

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.

Leadership, Competitive Strategy and Entrepreneurship in International Relations

Leadership, Competitive Strategy and Entrepreneurship in International Relations

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, Latin American, and U.S. National Security

Iran, Latin American, and U.S. National Security

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.