Reactions to US operations in the South China Sea demonstrate that China and the United States seem to have established a working protocol for issues they disagree on
IR Theory and Practice – With Robert Murray
IR Theory and Practice brings together a group of scholars to provide timely, expert and tangible insights on some of the most pivotal issues facing the world today. The blog has three distinct facets to it: Opinions, which are editorial-style pieces providing targeted analysis; Comments, which are shorter thoughts or insights; and Rapid Fire, which are concise responses to questions of interest. The blog is curated by Dr Robert W. Murray.
India needs to develop and implement effective strategies and tactics that address its diverse security environment in a multi-pronged and multi-layered manner.
There are a number of reasons why empowering Russia in the Middle East is a dangerous idea, and should create serious pause for Western states
Reaching a pragmatic solution to the problem of the contested territories of the South China Sea requires complex diplomatic efforts on the side of all parties involved.
Although DPT in its current form is a dubious conceptual tool, a promising way to ‘repair’ the theory is to find points of convergence with competing explanations
China’s rise may be bringing an end to the Gramscian notion of western hegemony and thereby creating a new kind of balance of power.
It is important to have a firm grasp of the role that religion and sectarianism play as mobilizing forces in the regional politics of the Middle East.
Iran’s immense involvement in Iraq is indicative of its historical interest, as well as its wider ambition of being the regional hegemon.
As the West struggles to formulate the next steps in response to the Ukraine crisis, it should also think about the possible development of separatism within Russia.
Western strategy towards the Ukraine crisis has been a failure. Without a dose of deterrence to complement diplomatic efforts, Eastern Europe may share Ukraine’s fate.
The proposal by President Cristina Kirchner to abolish the Secretariat of Intelligence, a mainly domestic intelligence service, may make Argentina totally blind.
The results of the Fall 2014 presidential elections in Romania came as a surprise, bringing victory to German Lutheran Klaus Johannis and the Romanian diaspora.