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The Chinese Military Under Xi: Loyal and Ready to Achieve the History Mission?

The Chinese Military Under Xi: Loyal and Ready to Achieve the History Mission?

Under Xi the People’s Liberation Army has a clear role in the national story of rejuvenation and empowerment that the President has been promoting since he became leader.

Clashing Civilizations: A Toynbeean Response to Huntington

Clashing Civilizations: A Toynbeean Response to Huntington

Toynbee draws attention away from Huntington’s account, pointing to the role played by political actors in borrowing, appropriating, and manipulating ‘foreign’ concepts.

The EU’s Hotspot Approach: Questionable Motivations and Unreachable Goals

The EU’s Hotspot Approach: Questionable Motivations and Unreachable Goals

In order to stop asylum seekers from reaching its shores, the EU empowers militias and warlords by calling them border police and funding their detention centres.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and Realism in International Political Thought

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and Realism in International Political Thought

Even though Huntington was critical of some of the assumptions of structural realism on the sources of conflict and on the role of states, he shared with the realists some important ideas.

Technological Terror, Killer Robots, and Black Mirror’s ‘Metalhead’

Technological Terror, Killer Robots, and Black Mirror’s ‘Metalhead’

A world that emphasizes the role of efficiency-driven technological solutions could produce a universe in which humanity is terrorized by its own technological offspring.

Irredentism, Nationalism and a Looming Asia-Pacific War

Irredentism, Nationalism and a Looming Asia-Pacific War

A country that has the objective and then launches an invasion has  an inherent desire to change the future, whilst incorporating a resetting of an ideology.

Sounds of War: ‘Lie’

Sounds of War: ‘Lie’

Musistance is a human revolution, subverting hegemonic and violent practices. It is a politics of love and compassion that emerged from encounters with the heaven of life amidst the hell of war in Chechnya.

Nationalism, Persecution and Repatriation of the Rohingya

Nationalism, Persecution and Repatriation of the Rohingya

It is imperative to rethink whether incentives are good for a country like Myanmar which is recovering from the experience of nearly 50 years of military rule, or sanctions are more effective to change behavior.

Shaping Terrorist Identity: The Case of Dawood Ibrahim

Shaping Terrorist Identity: The Case of Dawood Ibrahim

The identity of a terrorist is not just defined by their final act of terror but a deeper collaboration of shared interests between the identifier and the identified.

Advance Preview: The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ 25 Years On

Advance Preview: The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ 25 Years On

This book examines the validity of Huntington’s thesis for the understanding of international affairs and international law in contemporary world politics and discusses its relevance in the public debate.

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