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Articles published on E-IR are designed to offer an accessible route into some of the most interesting ideas, debates and policy issues in international politics. Our editorial team works to commission and review articles from the most respected experts in the field.

Video Games and the Simulation of International Conflict

Video Games and the Simulation of International Conflict

As with other media, games are open to multiple interpretations and can be politically significant in different ways depending on which interpretations they can sustain.

The Migration of Democratic Peace Theory

The Migration of Democratic Peace Theory

In leaving the academy, theories are often instrumentalised to justify political violence. Intellectuals have a responsibility for their theoretical effect on the world.

Neoliberalism and Social Movements

Neoliberalism and Social Movements

With increasing challenges to neoliberalism, questions turn to the outcome that will be arrived at after neoliberalism, and which actors will bring this about.

Considering NATO’s Long-Term Revitalization

Considering NATO’s Long-Term Revitalization

NATO’s long term revitalization relies on the next debate, revision, and implementation of its all-encompassing Strategic Concept.

The Iraq Crisis and Its Geopolitical Implications

The Iraq Crisis and Its Geopolitical Implications

An inclusive and participatory democracy that would accommodate Iraq’s pluralistic society is the only way to counter ISIS and ensure Iraq’a stability and prosperity.

The Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

The Ebola Outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

With the number of Ebola cases in West Africa continuing to increase, coordinated national and international actions are required to try to stop the spread of disease.

The Islamic State and the International Politics of Statehood in the Middle East

The Islamic State and the International Politics of Statehood in the Middle East

The legacy left by the Islamic State may indeed be the creation of a new state in the region – but it is more likely to be a Kurdish state than one of its own.

Conflict in Gaza: Balancing History and the Responsibility to Protect

Conflict in Gaza: Balancing History and the Responsibility to Protect

If there is anything that the current humanitarian tragedy in Gaza teaches us about R2P, it is that history challenges the fulfillment of the international R2P agenda.

Massive Open Online Classes and International Learning

Massive Open Online Classes and International Learning

Online classes that reach an international audience are an effective tool for increasing awareness, stimulating research, and creating widely dispersed learning networks.

The Meaning of a British Exit from the European Union

The Meaning of a British Exit from the European Union

Britain may have a reputation as a reluctant member of the EU, but its absence would be deeply felt. The merits of a referendum on a ‘Brexit’ need to be questioned.

Israel’s Serial Gaza Offensives Are Offensive

Israel’s Serial Gaza Offensives Are Offensive

Does the R2P apply in Gaza? This is a silly question – of course it does. R2P is a universal principle, not a light switch to be turned on and off at whim or convenience.

Can the EU Afford to Lose the UK?

Can the EU Afford to Lose the UK?

With a ‘Brexit’ on the agenda, and the EU’s vision questioned, it should be kept in mind that integration is chiefly about managing divergence and difference.