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BBC and Genocide in Rwanda: Conflict of Competence over Post-Genocide Narrative

BBC and Genocide in Rwanda: Conflict of Competence over Post-Genocide Narrative

Told or untold, known or unknown, the story of the Rwandan genocide still rouses raw passions and powerful emotions. It is the people’s responsibility to tell each other.

Abe (Finally) Meets Xi: A Step towards Stabilization of Japan-China Relations?

Abe (Finally) Meets Xi: A Step towards Stabilization of Japan-China Relations?

The two sides have decided to discuss plans to prevent maritime accidents from turning into military crises, whilst working to resume bilateral dialogue in other areas.

Star Trek and Realism

Star Trek and Realism

In order to remain relevant and meaningful, Star Trek needs to move beyond Wilsonian tropes and ask more difficult questions about international relations.

Dilma’s Brazil

Dilma’s Brazil

Serious measures will have to be put in place if Brazil is to sustain its competitiveness and continue to be one of the engines of economic growth for the global economy.

The Predictable and Permanent Nature of the Islamic State

The Predictable and Permanent Nature of the Islamic State

History is providing examples of the evolution and transformation of regimes away from their radical and extremist stances to participation in the international system.

Women’s Empowerment and Atrocities Prevention

Women’s Empowerment and Atrocities Prevention

As review conferences are approaching, now is time to ask how leveraging linkages between the agendas might contribute toward enhancing capacity for conflict prevention.

The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement: A Students’ or a People’s Movement?

The Hong Kong Umbrella Movement: A Students’ or a People’s Movement?

Although the Umbrella Movement could be seen as a peoples movement in terms of broad participation, students have played the major role.

Drones vs. Snowball Fights: The Contested Battlegrounds of Information Warfare

Drones vs. Snowball Fights: The Contested Battlegrounds of Information Warfare

In Syria and Iraq now, the US and its allies are faced with a situation in which they are neither in control of the battlefield, nor of the war’s narratives.

Four Waves of Lebanese Feminism

Four Waves of Lebanese Feminism

The women’s rights movement is connected to the Lebanese social space and reflects its shifts, while receiving and selecting theories, models and practices from the West.

Does European Recognition of a Palestinian State Mean Anything?

Does European Recognition of a Palestinian State Mean Anything?

As long as Israel believes it has no partner in the Palestinians, acts of recognition may serve as a moral signal to the world, buttressing the identity of the signaller.

Global Climate Change Policy: Will Paris Succeed Where Copenhagen Failed?

Global Climate Change Policy: Will Paris Succeed Where Copenhagen Failed?

Far more needs to be done on a war footing if governments are to avoid arriving in Paris without a fair, ambitious and binding agreement, ready to finalise and sign.

Does Disaster Diplomacy Improve Inter-State Relations?

Does Disaster Diplomacy Improve Inter-State Relations?

Disaster diplomacy is best viewed as a long-running process with multiple parties interacting, rather than as a snapshot phenomenon which either works or does not work.