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The Ukrainian Army Is Unprepared for War

The Ukrainian Army Is Unprepared for War

The failure to deal with fundamental problems of the army is undermining the war effort and alienating the troops conducting the main fighting.

@FuckYouPutin

@FuckYouPutin

Glancing at social media provides ample evidence of the degeneration of the debate into platitudes and crude insults directed at Vladimir Putin.

Analysing Euromaidan from the West

Analysing Euromaidan from the West

We need to adopt a broader perspective that encompasses the views of all residents of Ukraine. Revolutions are complicated affairs, and there is always more gray than black and white.

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Comparing Ukraine’s Maidan 2004 with Euromaidan 2014

There are more differences than similarities between the two protests, indicating a lack of continuity rather than a revival of past animosities.

Kyiv Revisited

Kyiv Revisited

Euromaidan has unleashed forces dormant for decades and there is no indication of an end game. The relative calmness of this beautiful city in this sense is illusory.

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.

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