IR Theory and Practice – With E-International Relations

IR Theory and Practice features short contributions from scholars around the globe providing timely, expert and tangible insights on some of the most pivotal issues facing International Relations. The aim of the blog is to connect the body of IR scholarship with the policy world, showing how ideas have impact. The blog is curated by the E-IR editorial team.

The G20 Summit’s Virtual Mob: Are Courts Prepared for a New Age of Protests?

The G20 Summit’s Virtual Mob: Are Courts Prepared for a New Age of Protests?

Jumping on the bandwagon of demonizing crowds does not quite get to the point of violent protests and their causes.

The US, China and the Real Thucydides’ Trap

The US, China and the Real Thucydides’ Trap

War is avoidable. The real ‘Thucydides Trap’ is not that of competition and fear. The answer lies in Thucydides’ multi-causal thinking.

How to Stay Grounded in the Age of Information Overload

How to Stay Grounded in the Age of Information Overload

If you’re a beautiful and benevolent outsider, speak up! In the age of information overload, your services are desperately needed.

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 2

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 2

Tweets Matter. If Trump creates a perception of reality through informational sources that are not rigorous or complete, his positions will be deficient.

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 1

Five Up / Five Down – Syrian Missile Strike, Part 1

This strike, no matter the problems with it, does show that the American military machine is awake again in a non-covert way.

Learning from History in Shaping Foreign Policy – A Theoretical Framework

Learning from History in Shaping Foreign Policy – A Theoretical Framework

Learning from history entails a reasoned analysis of the decision-making process as whole, and not only of the decision itself that was ultimately adopted.

Diplomacy Is the Art of Enhancing Power

Diplomacy Is the Art of Enhancing Power

Diplomacy is the art of restraining force and enhancing power, with the unintentional effect of a reduction of power.

Trump, China, and the History of Hawkish Republican Campaign Rhetoric

Trump, China, and the History of Hawkish Republican Campaign Rhetoric

Trump may ‘normalise’ his attitude to China after inauguration. If he does not, the consequences of such a strategy of provocation are potentially catastrophic.

Donald Trump as Trickster Clown

Donald Trump as Trickster Clown

Donald Trump fits the paradigm of a “trickster clown”, taking advantage of people who feel confused or alienated during times of transitions.

The Brexit and the Awkward Triangle: Britain, Turkey and the EU

The Brexit and the Awkward Triangle: Britain, Turkey and the EU

Brexit might enable both Ankara and the EU to find a dignified face-saving solution over negotiations which have made little progress.

A Renewed Anglo-american Alliance? Putin’s Potential ‘Bregret’

A Renewed Anglo-american Alliance? Putin’s Potential ‘Bregret’

Following Brexit, as Britain moves away from Europe (in spirit if not body), it will only become more ensconced in its Anglophone cocoon of geopolitical partners.

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