Blogs

E-IR’s blogs offer informed, but informal, short posts written by experts to be read and digested quickly. You can access the homepage for each blog via the sidebar to the right.

The Left’s Europe Problem

The Left’s Europe Problem

What’s a Social Democrat to do? One solution is to push for enhanced powers for the EU Parliament. Another is to consider that EU institutions may have to be re-imagined.

Goodbye, Spring

Goodbye, Spring

It’s the final week of classes at CEFAM for the Spring semester. It’s been a hard and tiring semester. Bring on the Summer, and soon.

Seasons

Seasons

The academic year runs according to the pattern of the seasons. This pattern is under pressure today from moves in the academy towards greater maximization of resources.

A Critical Exploration of the London Olympic Park, Part One

A Critical Exploration of the London Olympic Park, Part One

In March 2014, students from Royal Holloway joined forces with students from the University of Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, on an exercise in critical security mapping.

Will the Caribbean’s Reparations Claim Succeed?

Will the Caribbean’s Reparations Claim Succeed?

The Caribbean countries have attempted to link their present-day ills to the role of slavery and colonial rule, and seek reparations as part of a new development agenda.

(Mis)Understanding the Arctic

(Mis)Understanding the Arctic

What is becoming clearer as Arctic political discourse continues to unfold is that IR scholarship is lagging behind in its application to actual Arctic politics.

Time to Think

Time to Think

There’s something to be said for the benefits of traveling for any academic. It offers the chance to think, reflect, imagine and turn the mind free.

States, Migrants, and Rights

States, Migrants, and Rights

Today, refugees are increasingly at risk in the context of a European approach to migration which has once again made refugees deportable. This trend requires attention.

Crimea: Putin’s Big Mistake

Crimea: Putin’s Big Mistake

President Obama may be naïve, and Putin may be a tough guy who knows both the West’s weaknesses, but Putin has made a serious mistake in seizing the Crimea.

Direction: Thessaloniki

Direction: Thessaloniki

The World Congress of Political Science is to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece. Hopefully, some good things will come out of the planned trip and the conference.

There Is Ample Scope for the Student Consumer to Demand Better

There Is Ample Scope for the Student Consumer to Demand Better

Given the high price of a university education, and the likelihood of a large loan to be repaid, the student consumer is naturally concerned to obtain value for money.

Iran: New Year, Same Old Problems

Iran: New Year, Same Old Problems

As Iranians celebrate Nowruz, their New Year, they wake up to the same old problems. A truly new Iranian year would be one without the Clerical Regime.