International History

The Russo–Georgian War and the War in Donbas: Is History Repeating Itself?

The Russo–Georgian War and the War in Donbas: Is History Repeating Itself?

Georgia and Ukraine wars of 2008 and 2014 bear a resemblance because each was triggered primarily by Russian strategic concerns—often relating to the Black Sea.

How Effective Was US Involvement in Covert Coups in Containing the USSR?

How Effective Was US Involvement in Covert Coups in Containing the USSR?

Coups were often effective in the short term, but their weakness lies in their long term effects – most notably via deep bitterness from states involved and blowback

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200 Years After the Congress of Vienna

It can be concluded that the European society of states after the Congress of Vienna was one of increasingly intermeshing inter-state relationships and commitments.

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Phenomenon in Canada

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Phenomenon in Canada

Aggressive misogyny and racism towards indigenous women in Canada is a ramification of over two centuries of segregating, degrading and dehumanizing colonial projects.

The Political Economy of the Cuban Reforms

The Political Economy of the Cuban Reforms

Cuba, in the midst of the recent detente between Washington and Havana, will likely continue its cautious reforms towards a mixed public-private economic system.

A Cold War That Boils: The Origins of the Cold War in Asia

A Cold War That Boils: The Origins of the Cold War in Asia

The Asian Cold War stemmed from a 3-stage interplay of the two superpowers in the early regional conflicts.

Neoliberalism and Revolution in Egypt

Neoliberalism and Revolution in Egypt

Various theoretical underpinnings of neoliberal policy have created the ideal conditions and dynamics for revolution in Egypt.

Towards Justice? – Hybridity and Bureau-Shaping in Cambodia

Towards Justice? – Hybridity and Bureau-Shaping in Cambodia

The formation of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia was centrally influenced by Cambodian politicians in ways detrimental to the Chamber’s longevity.

Divide and Rule: A Machiavellian Account of Israel’s Targeted Killings

Divide and Rule: A Machiavellian Account of Israel’s Targeted Killings

From a Realist perspective, Israel‘s application of targeted killings is consistent with its grand strategy and has undermined the Palestinian independence movement.

Why Have Attempts at Pan-African Unity Been So Problematic?

Why Have Attempts at Pan-African Unity Been So Problematic?

The goals of Pan-Africanism are in direct opposition to the global socio-political system, where structural conditions of rule currently facilitate exploitation.

Japanese Imperialism as a Self Defence Mechanism

Japanese Imperialism as a Self Defence Mechanism

Nationalism and a fear of foreign domination led Japan to pursue domestic and external reform, shun traditional Sino-centrism, and build a European-style empire in Asia.

A Critical Review of Lisa McGirr’s The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti

A Critical Review of Lisa McGirr’s The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti

McGirr has not fully overcome the romance of domination and resistance, but by taking a transnational approach demonstrates the global significance of Sacco and Vanzetti.