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Perpetuating the Single Reality – the Culture of Rwanda’s Genocide Memorials

Perpetuating the Single Reality – the Culture of Rwanda’s Genocide Memorials

Rwanda’s national genocide memorials have proved detrimental to their stated goal of memorialization, undermining the process for the Rwandan people.

Spaces of Exception and Refusal? The Borderzone of Mexico/US

Spaces of Exception and Refusal? The Borderzone of Mexico/US

The Mexico/US borderzone is both a space of exception and refusal, rooted in a history of racial discourse and capitalist supremacy.

Hezbollah: At the Crossroads of Religion and Politics

Hezbollah: At the Crossroads of Religion and Politics

Hezbollah is at a crossroads in Syria, where its web of identities is in danger of coming undone.

Ya Basta! A Case for Social Movements in Critical Norm Research

Ya Basta! A Case for Social Movements in Critical Norm Research

A critical approach to norms opens a new avenue for the field to study the contributions of social movements to International Relations.

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

The intervention in Libya was seen by non-Western states as a dangerous legal precedent undermining the status state sovereignty had been given under international law.

The Future Prospects of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: A Two-Handed Strategy

The Future Prospects of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: A Two-Handed Strategy

The US-Japan security alliance is at a crossroads. A “two-handed” strategy of intensifying security cooperation while engaging a rising China is the best way forward.

Grievances, Strategies, and Demands of the Contemporary Chinese Labour Movement

Grievances, Strategies, and Demands of the Contemporary Chinese Labour Movement

The Chinese state’s capitalist transformation in the 1970’s primed the current exploitation of rural workers, which has resulted in sizable labor movement protests.

Is China the New Hegemon of East Asia?

Is China the New Hegemon of East Asia?

China, despite its aspirations for renewed dominance in East Asia, is not yet in a position to challenge the United States’ military pre-eminence in the Western Pacific.

The Iraqi Disarmament Crisis: What Lessons Can Be Learned?

The Iraqi Disarmament Crisis: What Lessons Can Be Learned?

This detailed case study of the Iraqi disarmament crisis considers where international actors went wrong and what lessons need to be learned to avoid future crises.

Linking the Diffusion of Military Ideas to Human Rights Violations at EU Borders

Linking the Diffusion of Military Ideas to Human Rights Violations at EU Borders

The EU border agency Frontex shows how the diffusion of military technology and ideas can potentially lead to human rights violations.

Authoritarian Difussion and the Failure of the “Colour Revolutions” to Spread

Authoritarian Difussion and the Failure of the “Colour Revolutions” to Spread

Can the concept of “Authoritarian Difussion” explain the unsuccessful spread of the colour revolution and the repressive measures that illiberal regimes have taken after?

BANGLADESH. 1971.

Silent Birangonas: Sexual Violence, Women’s Voices and Male Conflict Narratives

The experience of Bangladesh’s Birangona women show the influence of gendered narratives of war, culture and nationalism in conflict.

Strategy Not Sacrilege: State Terrorism as an Element of Foreign Policy

Strategy Not Sacrilege: State Terrorism as an Element of Foreign Policy

Relying on case studies of Pakistan and the U.S., this essay argues that the state’s use of terrorism be more fully integrated into the study of foreign policy.

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