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A Contemporary Perspective on Realism

A Contemporary Perspective on Realism

Realism, especially in its classical form, is far from being ready for the dustbin of the history of IR theory – as some critics suggest.

Weirdly/Queerly Ethical: Contemporary Greek Cinema and the Crisis of Meaning

Weirdly/Queerly Ethical: Contemporary Greek Cinema and the Crisis of Meaning

In an age of a glooming and menacing global political landscape the contemporary trend in Greek cinema construes and articulates a ‘crisis of meaning’,

Introducing Poststructuralism in International Relations Theory

Introducing Poststructuralism in International Relations Theory

The impact of poststructuralism within IR comes from its ability to not only identify and uncover power relations that dictate political events but also make space for alternative discourses.

IR’s ‘Isms’ Are Evil. All Hail the ‘Isms’!

IR’s ‘Isms’ Are Evil. All Hail the ‘Isms’!

Nothing is gained by rejecting the isms unless we at first understand the complexity of what it is we are rejecting and then develop the critical reflection we need to move beyond them.

The Rise of Anti-Intellectualism in light of the AKP’s Education Policy

The Rise of Anti-Intellectualism in light of the AKP’s Education Policy

One of the most important results of this strategy is to transform the educational policy of Turkey under AKP rule in the light of anti-intellectualism.

Realism and Peaceful Change

Realism and Peaceful Change

Realism may sometimes bring ‘peace’, but it is always conditioned by power and serving the interests of some actors whilst going against the interests of others.

The Reluctant Realist: Jimmy Carter and Iran

The Reluctant Realist: Jimmy Carter and Iran

Carter’s approach toward Iran demonstrates that he became more concerned with perpetuating the strategy of containment than following through on his liberal tendencies.

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies: Insights from and for IR

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies: Insights from and for IR

Ongoing investigation is required, to further uncover the limits, shifts, and interre­lationships between contemporary forms of governance by, with, and of blockchains.

China’s Military Modernisation

China’s Military Modernisation

There is no evidence that internal balancing will not change unipolarity. Future research should explore why internal balancing has been slow in the unipolar system.

During the last three weeks of my trip to India, I was finished shooting the clean water access essay and looking for something else to do.  I don't last well doing the tourist thing.  Although Kashmir and Ladakh are both cliche regions for photojournalists, I wanted to try my luck contrasting people in occupied, and disputed, territories.  High snow levels prevented me from hitchhiking through Kargil on to Leh, but I was able to spend a week dodging the military and looking for good scenes to capture.

This image is from a parade from Lal Chowk to the Hindu temple as a part of whatever festival occurs on 14 April.  Hindus are a minority in the region, and my impression was that extra security forces showed up to make sure nothing happened.  Through intimidation.

India and Pakistan: Formalizing the 2003 Ceasefire Agreement

If the 2003 ceasefire between India and Pakistan is formalised with clear rules and regulations it should reduce the chances of future ceasefire violations.

The Impact of White Supremacy on US Foreign Policy towards Africa

The Impact of White Supremacy on US Foreign Policy towards Africa

America’s failure to confront its racial history, specifically white supremacy, will prevent it from making the most appropriate decisions about aid or policy,

Geopolitics of the Lebanese Crisis: Economic and Energy Perspectives

Geopolitics of the Lebanese Crisis: Economic and Energy Perspectives

Effective governance in Lebanon provided fewer opportunities for regional actors to intervene in the country keeping it aloof from the power struggle in the region.

The Veil as a Political Act

The Veil as a Political Act

When women try to take the veil off, they learn that free choice only applies to choosing to wear the headscarf. No free choice is the other way around.

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