The accepted IR narrative about Westphalia is a myth: the Westphalian model has little, if anything, to do with the Peace of Westphalia from which the model derives its name.
Constructivism plays a vital role in EU governance, while rational choice is an ineffective research tool that can be absorbed by the broader diagnostic approach offered by constructivism.
The BRICS today are undeniably concerned with creating multipolarity in a globalised world, but the extent to which historical conditions determine their foreign policies remains contested.
After the end of the Cold War, Washington envisioned American leadership in Europe as a means for stability, both for the future of Europe and for the international system.
Although, at first sight, it may appear otherwise – the EU’s Lisbon Treaty has made a huge step towards a more sophisticated and improved security of fundamental rights.
Although current and controversial voices have been raised that Kosovo’s status as an international protectorate must be broken, the question remains: is independence the ultimate solution?
Radicalized Islamic terrorism does not necessarily pose the greatest risk to national security, but rather non-Islamic extremist organizations are an increasingly imminent danger.
Shared local histories and cultures allow for regional institutions, such as the EU and ASEAN, to promote and transmit regional norms and values to all member states.
Critically assessing the police reform in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the essay argues rather than only focusing on the regime, the reform should have considered a “bottom-up” approach.
Rather than as a consistent and self-standing construction, ethical foreign policy is dependent upon the underlying domestic and political context of the State in question.
Commentating on ICJ’s recent judgment on state immunity, the paper contributes to the issue whether the jurisdictional immunity of states should always prevail, even when international crimes occur.
Modern Russia is a status quo power, only acting in response to NATO and US-backed actions without intent to enlarge its territorial or military influence beyond its own region.