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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.

What Was the Role of Ideology in Cuba’s Foreign Policy in the Angolan Civil War?

What Was the Role of Ideology in Cuba’s Foreign Policy in the Angolan Civil War?

For a comprehensive understanding of the Cuban intervention in Angola, it is necessary to consider both ideological and materialistic dynamics.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (July 23, 2009) -- A Brazilian Marine on point signals to his fireteam of a possible enemy sighting during a patrolling exercise of Southern Exchange 2009 (SE09). Patrolling, which is said to be one of the most vital training exercises, is used in every sort of conflict in any terrain, and therefore is taught with the highest level of gravity. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan G. Wright/Released)

Imperialism by Another Name: The US “War on Drugs” in Colombia

This essay examines US policy towards Colombia from Truman to Reagan, tracing the emergent “war on drugs” and the related political, economic, and military strategies.

A Constructivist Approach to Analysing Somalia’s State Failure

A Constructivist Approach to Analysing Somalia’s State Failure

If an effective solution is to be found for Somalia’s deep problems, it needs to be consistent with the Somali identity so that Somalis can be part of a lasting solution.

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