The media gives the impression that asylum seekers are a threat to the welfare state. However, the reality is that the state is a threat to asylum seekers.
Alienation of British Muslims through policies, society, domestic life and non-inclusive Mosques are presented as contributory factors in cases of violent radicalisation.
The growth of Russian organised crime poses a huge threat to the development of democracy in the Russian state and other transitioning states around the globe.
Questioning the orthodox view that Yugoslavia’s expulsion from Cominform was due to her diverging socialist ideals being irreconcilable with the Soviet Union’s agenda.
Neorealism’s balance of threat framework and neoliberalism’s focus on issue linkages are still relevant tools to explain NATO’s current involvement in the refugee crisis.
The European Common Security and Defence Policy has not led to popular support for a ‘European Army’, however it offers potential civilian forms of security.
Overproducing food, while allowing for food security, also disrupt world markets as well as causes immense environmental damage to soil and water supplies.
Russia’s attempt to use soft power in foreign policy is both counter-hegemonic and oriented toward promoting a regional, Russo-centric hegemonic order.
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.
‘Strategy’ is a concept Western powers have struggled to define throughout history, and never truly owned. The 2003 Iraq War was a clear embodiment of this struggle.