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The Chinese Great Cultural Revolution and China’s Loss of Faith

The Chinese Great Cultural Revolution and China’s Loss of Faith

The Cultural Revolution shaped, and continues to shape, the China that exists today. No matter whether anyone dares, or wants, to talk about the events five decades ago.

Global Climate Change Finance

Global Climate Change Finance

In a complex panorama, the global financial architecture for climate change is an evolving issue, where actors and rules are constantly engaging in transformation.

Environment and International Politics: Linking Humanity and Nature

Environment and International Politics: Linking Humanity and Nature

Given the speed of global transformations and the failures to integrate ecology into larger concerns the question of ‘who speaks for Earth?’ is a pressing issue for IR.

The Spectrum of Critical Humanism(s)

The Spectrum of Critical Humanism(s)

The current state of posthuman IR is better described as that of different, less-anthropocentric, world views – many of which do not speak to each other.

Ukraine and Russia: Wars Over the Past

Ukraine and Russia: Wars Over the Past

Regions of Ukraine have their own singular histories and what is lacking is a unifying narrative and common “heroes” during a time of prolonged crisis.

Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Battle for Hegemony the Kingdom Cannot Win

Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Battle for Hegemony the Kingdom Cannot Win

The complex relationship between the Al-Sauds and Wahhabism creates policy dilemmas for the Saudi government on multiple levels.

The Crimean Tatar’s World Congress and Eurovision

The Crimean Tatar’s World Congress and Eurovision

Every year Crimean Tatars commemorate their deportation by Stalin in 1944. More than 70 years later, the singer Jamala wrote a song about the deportations and won the Eurovision song contest.

Russia, Iran and Israel: A Troubled Triangle

Russia, Iran and Israel: A Troubled Triangle

Moscow’s efforts to retain good relations with both Israel and Iran will continue to cause each to be wary of becoming too reliant on a Russia that it deems unreliable.

Climate Change, Geopolitics, and Arctic Futures

Climate Change, Geopolitics, and Arctic Futures

The response to climatic changes in the Arctic will be a problem of global politics as economic development in the area is shaped by environmental factors among others.

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement within Universities

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement within Universities

In the a broader context, the FFDM has been a powerful force multiplier, which has helped propel climate justice issues into the foreground of public consciousness.

President Barack Obama talks with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran during a phone call in the Oval Office, Sept. 27, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 
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Dealing Reform: Iranian Domestic Politics after the Nuclear Deal

The success of the US-Iran nuclear talks shows the limits of the Obama doctrine in accomplishing the kind of social change that many reformists would like to see.

Environmental Conflict: A Misnomer?

Environmental Conflict: A Misnomer?

It is no longer possible to see environmental issues as neutral, detached from the social world – they must be understood as political problems with social drivers.

Pakistan and Terrorism: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as Critical Juncture?

Pakistan and Terrorism: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as Critical Juncture?

There are too many indications that Pakistan’s military and civilian leaderships are still not willing to break totally with the patterns of its involvement in state terrorism.

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