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EU-China-Africa Trilateral Relations: A New Trend in International Relations

EU-China-Africa Trilateral Relations: A New Trend in International Relations

Tn the context of an emerging multipolar world order, the European Union needs to engage with its Chinese and African counterparts in terms of a mutual exchange.

China’s Response to a Post-Pacificist Japan

China’s Response to a Post-Pacificist Japan

Although escalating tensions with Japan is not desirable, the Asian security order has changed in ways that should cause China to reconsider its strategy in the region.

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

Of Habermas and Hypocrisy: Discounting Nonviolence in Afghanistan’s Elections

The international community’s response rewarded the threat of violence, essentially derailing any hopes of achieving consolidated democracy in Afghanistan.

Domestic and International Sources of Uyghurs’ Conflict with the Chinese State

Domestic and International Sources of Uyghurs’ Conflict with the Chinese State

The Uyghur diaspora community helped promote the profile of the Uyghur in the West, but it is hard to measure how much sway the secular Uyghur community has in Xinjiang.

Islamic State, the Arab Spring, and the Disenchantment with Political Islam

Islamic State, the Arab Spring, and the Disenchantment with Political Islam

Political Islam’s national and regional foundations have already been eroded. In the long term, its parties will likely become just one political party among others.

S.A.S. v France: The French Burqa Ban and Religious Freedom

S.A.S. v France: The French Burqa Ban and Religious Freedom

The conclusion of the Court in the S.A.S. case is disappointing. It gives leeway to states to legislate to uphold the very nebulous concept of ‘living together’.

Call for Papers – Resurrecting International Relations Theory

Call for Papers – Resurrecting International Relations Theory

Resurrecting IR Theory will be a special issue for the journal ‘Politics’ with corresponding response articles, interviews, reviews, and commentary published at E-IR.

China and the South China Sea Disputes

China and the South China Sea Disputes

Since the tension over the disputes in the South China Sea has been escalating in recent years, establishing a Code of Conduct has become a pressing need.

The Afghanistan Elections: Continuing the Strategic Cooptation of Women’s Rights

The Afghanistan Elections: Continuing the Strategic Cooptation of Women’s Rights

Afghan women have been used to uphold whatever narrative the United States seeks to circulate in order to further its objectives. The elections have been no different.

World Order, Human Rights, and the Security Council Veto

World Order, Human Rights, and the Security Council Veto

The Security Council is an unedifying conflation of craven geopolitics. The veto power of the P5 is incompatible with the protection and promotion of human rights.

Robust Peacekeeping: A Desirable Development?

Robust Peacekeeping: A Desirable Development?

The challenge is to find the right balance of deploying strong UN missions that effectively protect civilians whilst maintaining an impartial position in the conflict.

The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy

The Peloponnesian War and Killer Robots: Norms of Protection in Security Policy

We need not be grateful for the ‘protection’ of killer robots; we may instead mimic Lysistrata and humanize the very structure of protection in the 21st century.