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(Im)possible Universalism:  Remarks on the Politics and Ethics of Grammar

(Im)possible Universalism: Remarks on the Politics and Ethics of Grammar

In the image above, what can you see? Understanding the ethical claims to universality in IR is, for heuristic purposes only, similar to looking at the image.

Nuclear Abolition or Deterrence: A Nuclear Ethics Debate

Nuclear Abolition or Deterrence: A Nuclear Ethics Debate

For nuclear disarmament to succeed, it must be animated by actors who have arrived at a moral consensus.

Islam and the Politics of Temporality: The Case of ISIS

Islam and the Politics of Temporality: The Case of ISIS

ISIS is not unique when it comes to the significance of temporality as issues pertaining to the past have been a constant factor in Islamic thought.

Islamophobia(s) in the aftermath of the Nice attack

Islamophobia(s) in the aftermath of the Nice attack

To understand the changing nature of Islamophobia, it is necessary to understand it in the plural and to differentiate between its illiberal and liberal forms.

Calendar Time, Cultural Sensibilities, and Strategies of Persuasion

Calendar Time, Cultural Sensibilities, and Strategies of Persuasion

The relationship of time, politics and globalisation involves the interaction of the global imposition of a Western timescale and local ideas of timekeeping.

Hindutva and Citizenship in India: Helping Refugees or Building Vote Banks?

Hindutva and Citizenship in India: Helping Refugees or Building Vote Banks?

The amendment of the citizenship act in India is expected to have fierce resistance, accusing the BJP of trying to push a Hindu-Nationalist agenda and build vote banks.

Time Creators and Time Creatures in the Ethics of World Politics

Time Creators and Time Creatures in the Ethics of World Politics

A heterotemporal orientation decentres the position of the ethical theorist by questioning the assumption of a fusion between his or her particular present and ‘the’ present of world politics.

India, the NSG, and the Chinese Impasse

India, the NSG, and the Chinese Impasse

China’s opposition to India’s admission to the NSG appears a systemic attempt at discrimination against India – a visibly responsible nuclear power.

On Capitalism and Racism

On Capitalism and Racism

Building a global movement for a nonracist, nonsexist egalitarian and ecologically sustainable society is the only way forward for a better world beyond capitalism.

Obama and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Obama and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

As we near the end of the Obama administration, the president is likely to leave office without solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, just like previous U.S. presidents.

Reflecting on India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group Bid

Reflecting on India’s Nuclear Suppliers Group Bid

For NSG talks to succeed, China must recognise India’s desire to play a bigger global role and India should resist aligning itself with a US-Japan led Pacific alliance.

A New Direction? Trump, the Republicans, and the US-Israeli Future

A New Direction? Trump, the Republicans, and the US-Israeli Future

Republican support for Israel is turning away from an activist foreign policy, at least for the foreseeable future.

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