Self-funding a PhD is something that can be wrongly associated with being of ‘lesser’ academic quality. If you experience stigma through being a self-funder, don’t worry, there are may advantages to your situation.
Though the smoke from Boston has hardly cleared, conspiracy theories about a “false flag attack” are already proliferating. It is now time for IR scholars to study conspiracy theories seriously.
Waltz and Wight addressed important questions, both for scholars, practitioners and society at large. While not entirely successful in solving them, their works continue to inspire our thinking today.
Designating and even vilifying actors with the label of ‘terrorist’ is a highly subjective matter. So how do we address the issue of negotiating with ‘terrorists’ without drowning in a quagmire of subjectivity?
Governments of all stripes pursue war-gaming, simulations and contingency planning. So why not use Twitter to simulate crisis diplomacy? The potential pay-offs of such simulations make it necessary to try.
Explore the story of e-International Relations’ first five years – and discover some of our exciting plans for 2013…
We’ve been racking our brains trying to think of a good way to celebrate e-IR’s fifth birthday with you. Half a decade online feels like a milestone that’s worth marking! So, here’s the idea we have come up with…
India thronged to the streets recently in protest, after a young woman was brutally gang raped and subsequently died. But what the masses and policy-makers have failed to understand are the deeper cultural problems, allowing such crimes to happen.