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E-IR’s articles offer an accessible route into some of the most interesting ideas, debates and policy issues in international politics. All articles are published under the ISSN 2053-8626. Use the search box on the right with appropriate keywords to enable you to find expert content on the exact subject that you seek.

One Party State: Is It Good or Bad for Governance?

One Party State: Is It Good or Bad for Governance?

A single party system if committed to the social contract could be a better conduit for budding and upholding important values that are required for national building.

Is Revolution Brewing in Iran?

Is Revolution Brewing in Iran?

Women and young people have joined with many other oppressed sectors of Iranian society and created a clear path toward a real and popular revolution in Iran.

What Does Russia Mean When It Talks Greatness?

What Does Russia Mean When It Talks Greatness?

Russia is not cherishing ideas about world domination, but it is also not satisfied with how things are today. It emphatically refuses to accept a second-class status.

Lake Chad: A Climate of Fragility

Lake Chad: A Climate of Fragility

Any future interventions in and around Lake Chad will have to be mindful of its particular climate-fragility and these trends that are likely to shape its future.

Jan Smuts, Jawaharlal Nehru and the Legacies of Liberalism

Jan Smuts, Jawaharlal Nehru and the Legacies of Liberalism

Placing Smuts and Nehru within the broader liberal paradigm, we come to a picture that is both global and local, contextual and textual, historical and contemporary.

Visualising the Drone: War Art as Embodied Resistance

Visualising the Drone: War Art as Embodied Resistance

War art belongs to an aesthetics that is derived from practical and real-world encounters, and which sets to apprehend the world via sense-based and affective processes.

Brexit and Arms Sales to the Philippines: A Reactive Approach to Human Rights

Brexit and Arms Sales to the Philippines: A Reactive Approach to Human Rights

While difficult to prove that UK weapons are directly used to human suffering in the Philippines, there is a possibility that they were directly or indirectly used.

What is Happening in Afghanistan?

What is Happening in Afghanistan?

The US is losing the war and has become a part of the problem. Perhaps there are lessons to be learned from the US experience in Vietnam.

The Domestic Nightmare and the Unfulfilled Global Dreams of Brazil

The Domestic Nightmare and the Unfulfilled Global Dreams of Brazil

In the name of the dream of global relevance in the future, Brazilian leaders often ends up forgetting to rule in the name of people’s well-being in the present.

Arrested Development: Brazil in a World in Crisis (2008-2018)

Arrested Development: Brazil in a World in Crisis (2008-2018)

Caught in the transition between competitive scarcity and competitive abundance the status of Brazil as an emerging power was left hanging in the balance.

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