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‘Posthuman Security’: Reflections from an Open-ended Conversation

‘Posthuman Security’: Reflections from an Open-ended Conversation

Posthuman security discourse places both of its key terms ‘posthumanism’ and ‘security’ in constant question and refuses closure into any particular vision of either.

Posthuman International Relations

Posthuman International Relations

A discussion of the posthuman and its relationship to the study of International Relations cannot be narrowly defined, nor can one voice provide conclusive definitions.

The Meaning of Marriage and Australia’s Postal Poll

The Meaning of Marriage and Australia’s Postal Poll

Changing Australia’s understanding of marriage may have significant implications for religious freedom, freedom of political communication and parental rights.

The Continuing Russian Campaign to Divide the Democratic Party in the USA

The Continuing Russian Campaign to Divide the Democratic Party in the USA

Russian bots and trolls are amplifying disinformation in social media. To wit, meddling in US democracy with a seed and feed campaign of divisive messages continues.

A New Age of Violence: Terrorism as an Asymmetrical and ‘Existential Threat’

A New Age of Violence: Terrorism as an Asymmetrical and ‘Existential Threat’

The process of terrorism morphing from a violent asymmetrical-threat to an asymmetrical- and existential-threat, signals a profound change in its trajectory.

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Deconstructing Anti-intellectualism

‘Anti-intellectualism’ evokes elitist and exclusionary practices, which can establish a feeling of exclusion even though these are only imagined categories.

The First Trudeau Era and Canadian-American Relations Today

The First Trudeau Era and Canadian-American Relations Today

While both Justin and Pierre Trudeau have sought ways to ensure Canada’s flexibility beyond the USA’s influence, for both, the special relationship must endure.

Getting Russian Gas to Europe: Old Relationships Sprout New Wings

Getting Russian Gas to Europe: Old Relationships Sprout New Wings

It remains to be seen is how quickly Russia, Turkey and Hungary will embrace the new pipeline and how effective, in the lack of rules, this relationship can be.

Revisiting Responsibility in International Relations: Canadian Foreign Policy

Revisiting Responsibility in International Relations: Canadian Foreign Policy

In the last decade, IR research on responsibility has dwindled. Given this, we must revisit responsibility to understand how states engage with and deliver on the term.

The Immunity Dilemma: Peacekeepers’ Crimes and the UN’s Response

The Immunity Dilemma: Peacekeepers’ Crimes and the UN’s Response

While the unwillingness to levy accountability on peacekeepers is unsatisfying to victims it does not have to be determinant of the UN’s ability to prevent future crimes.

Securitization of Refugees in Europe

Securitization of Refugees in Europe

Securitization of refugees to Europe varies when measured in terms of intensity and effectiveness. Yet, political discourse has been shaped by securitization attempts.

North Korea’s Nuclear Quest

North Korea’s Nuclear Quest

The United States may not be able to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear program, but it can encourage them to use diplomacy instead of throwing nuclear tantrums.

Turkey’s Unholy Alliance in Syria

Turkey’s Unholy Alliance in Syria

Turkey’s new doctrine sees the future of the country in a coalition with Russia and China. Turkey’s NATO membership is no longer a priority for this ‘unholy alliance’.

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