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Friendship and International Relations

Friendship and International Relations

Although states can construct meaningful bonds between each other, these are better conceptualised as partnerships, not friendships. State relations are not friendships.

CAPE TOWN/SOUTH AFRICA, 10JUN2009 - Kofi Anann, Secretary-General, United Nations (1997 - 2006); Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa, at the Opening Plenary on Africa and the New Global Economy held During the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 10, 2009

Copyright World Economic Forum www.weforum.org / Eric Miller emiller@iafrica.com

A Poststructuralist Perspective on R2P as a Response to Kofi Annan’s Question

Addressing Kofi Annan’s question in traditional Liberal terms is but one way, of many, to phrase the Responsibility to Protect debate.

Brian Friel at home.
Bobbie Hanvey, photographer.
Image bh015812, Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.
This image is part of a series of images found at: hdl.handle.net/2345/3167

Mapping Postcolonial Ireland: The Political Geography of Friel’s ‘Translations’

Geographical knowledge can be politicized, such that maps are techniques of power, representing a manipulated and politically-charged discourse about the world.

Europe as a Normative Power on Climate Change? The EU’s Engagement with China

Europe as a Normative Power on Climate Change? The EU’s Engagement with China

By examining the European Union’s engagement with China on climate change, the EU could arguably be a credible normative power on climate change policy.

Image by Kosala Bandara

200 Years After the Congress of Vienna

It can be concluded that the European society of states after the Congress of Vienna was one of increasingly intermeshing inter-state relationships and commitments.

The European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy in Morocco and Azerbaijan

The European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy in Morocco and Azerbaijan

The democratisation strategy of the EU in Morocco and Azerbaijan favours the stability of existing power structures and has therefore been largely ineffective.

Ukraine Conflict: An Inflection Point of International Security

Ukraine Conflict: An Inflection Point of International Security

The global level of analysis represents a useful framework to examine a key dimension of the Ukraine conflict: the interstate proxy struggle between Russia and the West.

The EU-China Partnership and Cooperation Agreement Negotiation Deadlock

The EU-China Partnership and Cooperation Agreement Negotiation Deadlock

The stalemate of the EU-China Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) negotiations can be explained by the small size of overlapping win-sets of the two sides.

EU-Ukraine Relations Before the 2014 Maidan Revolution

EU-Ukraine Relations Before the 2014 Maidan Revolution

Ukraine’s unwillingness to disentangle itself from its past ties sent certain signals to the EU indicating hesitancy, reluctance, and suspicion towards Europe.

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

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.

What Is ‘Neoliberalism’, and How Does It Relate to Globalization?

What Is ‘Neoliberalism’, and How Does It Relate to Globalization?

Globalization and neoliberal economic policy must be considered separately, for there is neither evidence of their correlation nor of a global transition to the latter.