The Twenty Years’ Crisis by E.H. Carr and The Three Guineas by Woolf are considered seminal texts in the study of IR, yet their relevance to the present is in question.
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The Falklands War of 1982 was the most obvious example of a dispute which had fluctuated since the 17th century, and pitched arguments of discovery against sovereignty.
The Kunarac case represented the international community’s willingness to recognise women’s vulnerability to mass atrocities.
The media gives the impression that asylum seekers are a threat to the welfare state. However, the reality is that the state is a threat to asylum seekers.
Russian foreign policy is largely influenced by Putin’s desire to remain in power and the need to contain domestic restructurings through securing domestic support.
Preemptive self-defence was cited by Rwanda and Uganda during the two Congolese Wars, presenting some significant questions for international law.
Reconciliation is more meaningful when viewed as a transformative process which favours a restorative notion of justice, rather than as merely another word for impunity.
Offensive realism provides a useful framework for considering the national security rivalry in cyberspace and illuminates the current security competition.
The principle of self-defence that can allow for just killing does not hold in the context of war, based on the notion that we should assume that all combatants are just.
The current outbreak of Zika virus disease, centred in Brazil, highlights the population-level fears that can arise in response to infectious disease pandemics.
Beyond issues of data scarcity and legally defining trafficking, there are inadequate measures to prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent trafficking.
There should be an effective global right to health and it would be worthwhile for states to negotiate and ratify a Framework Convention on Global Health.