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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.

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Drones, Gender and Classical Realists

Drones offer little strategic value because they have the capacity to perpetuate the problem they are trying to solve, which is argued through two theoretical approaches.

Was the British Government’s Handling of the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike “Brilliant”?

Was the British Government’s Handling of the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike “Brilliant”?

The British government’s handling of the 1984/5 miners’ strike was ‘brilliant’ as they achieved victory but also achieved a political goal by weakening the trade unions

Australia’s Foreign Policy Approach on Climate Change: Leader or Laggard?

Australia’s Foreign Policy Approach on Climate Change: Leader or Laggard?

Australia’s engagement with the international climate change regime highlights complex dilemmas embedded within the very nature of the issue itself.

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.

Root Causes of Violence in Post-Civil War Guatemala: A Literature Review

Root Causes of Violence in Post-Civil War Guatemala: A Literature Review

This area needs continued research to advise policy makers on how to correct and prevent further deterioration of Guatemala’s security sector.

Transitional Justice in Eastern Europe: Present Dilemmas of the Communist Past

Transitional Justice in Eastern Europe: Present Dilemmas of the Communist Past

While there were legitimate moral reasons for pursuing lustration, political factors established lustration as the dominant framework for transitional justice.

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.

Interpreting the Rise of China: Realist and Liberalist Perspectives

Interpreting the Rise of China: Realist and Liberalist Perspectives

Neither Realism nor Liberalism provide a comprehensive explanation of the rise of China; only a synthesis of the two paradigms can be sufficient.

Ethiopia: Land for Sale?

Ethiopia: Land for Sale?

The foreign investor gains land ownership to produce and export food and biofuels while Ethiopia gains foreign capital necessary to boost its fragile economy.

The Islamic State: More than a Terrorist Group?

The Islamic State: More than a Terrorist Group?

The Islamic State (IS) is a hybrid organization which has characteristics of various non-state actors and has signs of a nascent de facto state.

The Origins of the Iraq War of 2003 from an International Historical Approach

The Origins of the Iraq War of 2003 from an International Historical Approach

Adopting an international historical approach to the origins of the 2003 Iraq War, as opposed to an IR theory approach, presents both challenges and opportunities.