Neo-nationalist rhetoric & symbolism, especially of Russia as a great power (Velikaya Derzhava), is central to the foreign policy strategy of the Putin/Medvedev regime.
The Medvedev-Sarkozy plan failed to establish a lasting peace due to its deterministic nature. A constructivist approach might help change the attitudes of rival parties.
The ‘State of Exception’ is a reaction to threats against government and society, but this ‘state’ is also a threat to minorities, as seen in France and Pakistan.
The alternative cultures and regime types of Iran and North Korea are the main reasons behind the disparate responses to economic sanctions in the 2010s.
The policy of forcing women to pick between the role of ‘victim’ or ‘soldier’ has denied justice, agency, and rehabilitation to women in post-conflict societies.
Soft power, unless blended appropriately with hard power, cannot insert influence in international relations and serve as an effective diplomatic tool.
Nixon’s policy towards Cambodia was treacherous because of the political implications in Washington and the tragic consequences in Cambodia.
As Australia is obligated to create a peaceful culture by creating policies which include asylum seekers and refugees, its human rights violations cannot continue.
Nonviolent action can simultaneously be pragmatic in its power to achieve the desired goal and principled by being rooted initially in morality.
Since Tiananmen Square 1989, China’s understanding of the significant yet contingent power of human rights discourse has guided much of its foreign policy on the subject.
Japan’s participation in the War on Terror might have played an important role in making the Japan-U.S. relationship a global alliance.
Seeing bride kidnapping and domestic violence as everyday terrorism unpacks the political nature of so-called “private” phenomena and how they reify patriarchal society.
Cooperative security is a feasible concept in a regional and even a global context, but its success is in varying degrees of progress and is still in ambiguous standing.