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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.

The Destruction of ‘Colonial Remnants’ in Ukraine

The Destruction of ‘Colonial Remnants’ in Ukraine

One should not belittle Ukrainian achievements. Its media is relatively free, and its elections are generally fair, in contrast to those of Russia and Belarus.

Pakistan’s Role in China’s One Belt One Road Initiative

Pakistan’s Role in China’s One Belt One Road Initiative

The project’s success hinges on China’s ability to convince Pakistanis that they are neither a new version of the Raj, nor an exploitative superpower.

Is Russia America’s Enemy?

Is Russia America’s Enemy?

It does the US, as well as the international community, no good if discussion and debate about US-Russian relations aren’t grounded in sound logic and empirical evidence.

Does North Korea Want to Be Attacked?

Does North Korea Want to Be Attacked?

As the Trump administration considers North Korea’s recent belligerence, it should bear in mind that launching limited strikes might be exactly what Kim Jong-un wants.

Student Feature – A Brief Introduction to the Study of International Relations

Student Feature – A Brief Introduction to the Study of International Relations

This feature is for the new student interested in becoming familiar with the study of International Relations (IR) and also for students struggling to grasp how IR fits together as a whole.

Colonial Animality: Canadian Colonialism and the Human-Animal Relationship

Colonial Animality: Canadian Colonialism and the Human-Animal Relationship

De-anthropocentricizing ventures that do not decolonize are perilous, for neither non-human nor human colonial subjects can be ‘recognized’ into liberation.

The Ukraine Crisis – Four Cutting Edge Books

The Ukraine Crisis – Four Cutting Edge Books

E-International Relations has published four books covering the Ukraine crisis from a wide range of angles and viewpoints. Each book is free to read.

Decolonising the Anthropocene: The Mytho-Politics of Human Mastery

Decolonising the Anthropocene: The Mytho-Politics of Human Mastery

The Anthropocene discussion has moved beyond questions of mere geological evidence, providing the ‘natural’ foundations for the idea of human mastery over the earth.

Ontologicidal Violence: The Muslim Subject and International Law

Ontologicidal Violence: The Muslim Subject and International Law

International law is premised on a hierarchical organizing of cultures, and is therefore critically unstable because its own biases undermine its claims to universality.

Drone Technology and the Trump Doctrine

Drone Technology and the Trump Doctrine

Trump is not breaking new ground in using greater lethal force than predecessors and ignoring international law, rather taking the direction towards a logical conclusion.

A Potential Shift in the Political Undertones of Professional Wrestling

A Potential Shift in the Political Undertones of Professional Wrestling

Jinder Mahal’s case could usher a paradigm shift for the pro-wrestling industry, but only time would tell how long this atypical political correctness shall last.

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