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The Tusk Proposal and the Brexit Debate: Not a Bad Deal at All?

The Tusk Proposal and the Brexit Debate: Not a Bad Deal at All?

David Cameron’s negotiations with the EU leaves us with several policy paradoxes in the midst of competing referendum campaigns fighting for the attention of British voters.

Using Gender Lenses to Decolonize Trauma and Memory in IR

Using Gender Lenses to Decolonize Trauma and Memory in IR

The intersections of two bodies of literature—feminist perspectives in (and on) IR and the study of traumatic memory in IR—offer a promising avenue for research.

TAPI – An Innocent Pipeline or a Strategic Sword?

TAPI – An Innocent Pipeline or a Strategic Sword?

TAPI certainly has the potential of becoming a great strategic asset. Regional stability will be key to TAPI’s evolution from a pipeline into a strategic sword

Pluralism, the English School and the Challenge of Normative Theory

Pluralism, the English School and the Challenge of Normative Theory

English School pluralism does not deserve its current reputation as a statist, conservative and declining facet of the English School project.

The Democratic Establishment Feels the Bern

The Democratic Establishment Feels the Bern

Even if Clinton wins the nominations, Sanders has exposed enough chinks in her armour to make a Presidential contest tough for her to win.

Understanding Youth Radicalization in the Age of ISIS: A Psychosocial Analysis

Understanding Youth Radicalization in the Age of ISIS: A Psychosocial Analysis

Analysis of psychosocial attributes of youth, suggests policies guided by the principle of ‘good families via good societies’ may help the youth radicalization problem.

Dhee: Unknowability and Queering Realities in Bangladesh

Dhee: Unknowability and Queering Realities in Bangladesh

The politics around sexuality are manifold. Through Dhee’s advocacy in Bangladesh, there is hope that an organic shift in understanding will take place community members.

Shifting Gears: From Global to Regional

Shifting Gears: From Global to Regional

Does it still make sense to speak of a global international society? And what methodological challenges does this pose to the English School?

Playing with Exclusionary Logics: Alternative Spatio-Temporal Understandings

Playing with Exclusionary Logics: Alternative Spatio-Temporal Understandings

An alternative spatio-temporal imagery is an ‘invitation to become lost in the world’. Everyday experiences drive the need to rethink our understanding in and of IR.

The Fight against the ‘Islamic State’ in Syria and the Right to Self-Defence

The Fight against the ‘Islamic State’ in Syria and the Right to Self-Defence

The fight against IS in Syria may lead to a customary evolution of the right to self-defence, concerning the addressee of that right and the moment for action.

International Monitoring of North Korea’s 2016 Nuclear Test

International Monitoring of North Korea’s 2016 Nuclear Test

Sanctioning the North Korean economy and its leadership seems to be the best possible short-term option available to the international community to curb its nuclear proliferation.

Dressing the Sovereign: Fashion as a Symbolic Form of Sovereignty

Dressing the Sovereign: Fashion as a Symbolic Form of Sovereignty

Rather than a ‘mask’ for a decapitated sovereign, fashion diplomacy provides a sartorial symbolic form for this sovereignty, making it visible and appreciable.