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Pop Culture and Latin America’s Conflicts

Pop Culture and Latin America’s Conflicts

Militaries and police forces can win wars, but the television and cinematographic industries are critical components that will determine whether or not they will be remembered as heroes.

Foreign Aid and Development Outcomes:  Is the U.S. Lagging Behind?

Foreign Aid and Development Outcomes: Is the U.S. Lagging Behind?

Improving safeguards and accountability will allow people to have a voice and a choice in their own development. That is something the US should be proud to champion.

In the Dawn of a New Barbaric Era

In the Dawn of a New Barbaric Era

People are no longer interested in facts. Post-truth politics is advancing, as seen in Trump’s presidential race in the USA and the Brexit shock.

War with China: Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force

War with China: Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force

The current state-of-affairs suggests that as China is exhibiting a pre-WWI German paradigm a war will happen as it exponentially increases its expansionism.

Deliberation and Strategic Action: How they Mutually Enhance Norm Diffusion

Deliberation and Strategic Action: How they Mutually Enhance Norm Diffusion

Norm diffusion involves the cost–benefit calculations of strategic behaviour enhancing the communicative reasoning of deliberative behaviour, and vice versa.

Discourse, Power, and Subjectivity in Global Politics

Discourse, Power, and Subjectivity in Global Politics

IR often ignores the political forces that shape which discourse prevails. Discourse and emotional investments in “we-ness” shape foreign policy from BREXIT to the GWOT.

China: New Steps Forward in Africa

China: New Steps Forward in Africa

By understanding China’s approach as pragmatic, not altruistic, those working with China can come out with economic gains.

Will the Battle for Mosul Change the Power of the Kurds in Iraq?

Will the Battle for Mosul Change the Power of the Kurds in Iraq?

Although Mosul has been a critical point of strategic significance, the Kurdish status in Iraq has been consolidated and Kurdish power extends beyond the fight for Mosul.

China’s Deeper Penetration into Africa

China’s Deeper Penetration into Africa

As China inches closer to becoming a global power, the rest of the world, especially critical voices within the US, may need to ask themselves: are we ready?

UN Security Council: Future Prospects for a Compromised Hegemon

UN Security Council: Future Prospects for a Compromised Hegemon

Animated by the interests of the strongest member states, the Security Council of the United Nations has become a global hegemon fractured by internal disagreement.

Escape From A Liberal-Colonial IR: Hints of a 21st Century Peace

Escape From A Liberal-Colonial IR: Hints of a 21st Century Peace

Orthodox IR colludes with liberal-colonial peace. We need to rethink peace. What is missing is not sterile critical thinking but a focus on people’s mobility and agency.

The “Northern Territories” Dispute and the Future of Japan-Russia Relations

The “Northern Territories” Dispute and the Future of Japan-Russia Relations

Even with a resolution of the territorial dispute between Russia and Japan the relations between the two will change little, at least in the short to medium term.

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