Part of the job of an IR professor is to challenge the student to see that what happens in a distant land can have real implications for local politics too.
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Every state’s foreign policy should be designed to maximize security and pursue national interests. But Canada’s current approach may not lead to the desired outcomes.
A focus on improving course quality is laudable but we first need to determine what makes a good course and ask the right questions to be able to measure and assess it.
There are political stakes in our theoretical choices. Critical theory seeks to enable the transformation of things, problem-solving theory – to keep things working.
War on terror will never be won. America and its allies must intervene militarily against Islamic militant groups and support a vision of politics they want to prevail.
US strategy for dealing with ISIL is widely criticised. However, it seems to be right for a war in which US enemies are its allies and allies are allies of its enemies.
The thing that separates the best students from struggling ones is not the commitment to studies nor the ability to understand concepts, but the level of academic skills.
If drones represent the future of warfare, by deciding to quit the race, Europe runs the risk of forcing itself into strategic and technological irrelevance.
As Putin faces sizeable opposition from the West for its intervention in Ukraine, Russia is keen to deepen its ties with other parts of the world such as Latin America.
The potential of oral testimonies lies in their ability to create spaces of human interaction in areas where recognition & engagement are not usually forthcoming.
It may seem trivial to state that the west helped cause, rather than did cause, the crisis in Ukraine but from a theoretical point of view, this distinction is essential.
The Ukrainian crisis represents a dangerous and unpredictable situation generated by several actors. Attributing blame, as Mearsheimer does, does not promote dialogue.