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From Styria to Syria: A Return of a Thirty Years’ War?

From Styria to Syria: A Return of a Thirty Years’ War?

In IR debates, an epistemic challenge to the Westernist and the radical Orientalist orientations could come from a clear-eyed reassessment of our past wars.

From Euphoria to Inertia: Brazil’s International Rise and Decline

From Euphoria to Inertia: Brazil’s International Rise and Decline

Foreign policy is usually not considered relevant in Brazil’s domestic agenda but it is time to realize that the country is part of the same globalised world.

The Study of Peace and Conflict: in Need of (Intellectual) Insurgency?

The Study of Peace and Conflict: in Need of (Intellectual) Insurgency?

Why do we associate resistance with violence, despite the fact that nonviolent revolt is common and far more effective than violent insurgency?

Civilizational Perspectives in International Relations and Contemporary China-India Relations

Civilizational Perspectives in International Relations and Contemporary China-India Relations

India and China both seem to be simultaneously moving upward on relative power trajectories while sustaining a rivalry which will further magnify.

Tracing Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Thesis in the Alternative for Germany

Tracing Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Thesis in the Alternative for Germany

The question becomes not whether Islam is a threat to stability but whether radicalization within diverse cultures is at the heart of whipping up the very conflict they seek to end.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ in International Law

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ in International Law

International law remains an under-researched topic in the literature on Huntington’s ‘clash of civilizations’. This is remarkable since international law itself was born out of such a clash.

No Longer Fit for Purpose: Syria and the International Normative Architecture

No Longer Fit for Purpose: Syria and the International Normative Architecture

The British-French-American attacks on Syria show the impotence of the UN in checking war crimes by Syria and preventing the illegal use of force by major powers.

Is Climate Change a Threat Multiplier? R2P and Environmental Disasters

Is Climate Change a Threat Multiplier? R2P and Environmental Disasters

R2P’s expanded notion of sovereignty as responsibility may be flexible enough to add to effective climate change response, but it cannot address the long term ecological crises we face.

The (New) ‘Clash of Civilizations’: Migration and Terrorism

The (New) ‘Clash of Civilizations’: Migration and Terrorism

Dangerous ties are being nourished in Europe while we witness the growth of populist movements against refugees and migrants claiming a connection between Islam and terrorism.

Holidays in Egypt in July 2009

How to Globalise IR?

Globalising IR entails avoiding approaching others with assumptions of absence of theory and/or geocultural difference, but recognising multiple authorship of key notions amidst diverse perspectives.

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