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No First Use of Nuclear Weapons: An Option for U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy?

No First Use of Nuclear Weapons: An Option for U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy?

As long as military and political leaders are aware of the effects of nuclear weapons, the barrier to crossing the nuclear threshold would remain prohibitively high.

A Goal at a Time: Sports and Kosovo’s Statehood

A Goal at a Time: Sports and Kosovo’s Statehood

Battling the everyday struggles of a lagging economy, it is the next goal or gold medal that Kosovo greatly relies on for the dissemination of its political voice.

Turkey’s Operation in Syria and the Future of the Syrian Civil War

Turkey’s Operation in Syria and the Future of the Syrian Civil War

Erdoğan and his allies need to come to terms with the reality that the only way to foster Syrian national unity is to have cordial relations with Syrian Arab Republic.

The State of Secession in International Politics

The State of Secession in International Politics

The proliferation of sovereign states has been a defining feature of the post World War II era. We are living in an age of secession.

Corbyn vs. Smith: Faith and the Future of the British Labour Party

Corbyn vs. Smith: Faith and the Future of the British Labour Party

Labour in opposition must conduct itself in a way that increases its political platform for the next general election. Is there a bigger platform than faith and religion?

The Failed Coup in Turkey: Prolonged Conflict in the State Apparatus

The Failed Coup in Turkey: Prolonged Conflict in the State Apparatus

Contrary to the hegemonic paradigm that has portrayed the military as an elitist institution, this paper considers civil-military relations as a field of class struggle.

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

When is Secession Justified? The Kashmir Case

The right of secession should be taken seriously, used sparingly, and justified rigorously. For that the right can best be likened to the right of euthanasia.

Walking the Reflexive Talk

Walking the Reflexive Talk

Semi-directive interviews are an innovative methodology that could apprehend the subjective and objective conditions of reflexivity understood as a social practice.

The Importance of Remembering Nazi Perpetrators

The Importance of Remembering Nazi Perpetrators

70 years after his execution at Nuremberg, Nazi war criminal Joachim von Ribbentrop is laid to rest in my hometown in Germany.

For Croatia and Its Neighbors, Teachable Moments on Ethics in Politics

For Croatia and Its Neighbors, Teachable Moments on Ethics in Politics

Accused of a conflict of interest, Croatia’s Karamarko Instigates the Fall of the Oreskovic Government, inflicting a severe blow to his party and his political future.

Brexit Symposium

Brexit Symposium

Brexit is not a time-space exception, but rather a symptom of a systemic failure of democratic governance at the national and EU levels.

Brasília - O presidente interino Michel Temer durante cerimônia de posse aos novos ministros de seu governo, no Palácio do Planalto (Marcello Casal Jr/Agência Brasil)

Brazilian Foreign Policy: Neoliberal (re)Turn

If Lula returns to office in 2018, this could mean a return to his more active foreign policy, though the economic situation then will still be decisive.

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