North America (students)

US Foreign Policy and the 1973 Coup in Chile

US Foreign Policy and the 1973 Coup in Chile

Containment theory and its tendency to promote blunt thinking, especially in the Americas, was the prime factor affecting the logic behind US support for the coup in Chile.

Explaining US Hegemony: A Neo-Gramscian Synthesis of Pantich, Gindin and Konings

Explaining US Hegemony: A Neo-Gramscian Synthesis of Pantich, Gindin and Konings

Transnational Historical Materialism, post-war reconstruction via the Bretton Woods System and the corporate-liberal paradigm help explain the persistence of US hegemony.

Snake Oil: US Foreign Policy, Afghanistan, and the Cold War

Snake Oil: US Foreign Policy, Afghanistan, and the Cold War

Afghanistan has become a “snake country”: where loyalty can only be rented, solutions are always temporary, and the law of the stronger prevails.

Pax Americana: the United States as Global Hegemon or Imperialist in Disguise?

Pax Americana: the United States as Global Hegemon or Imperialist in Disguise?

A downward trend in prestige and economic power, along with geopolitical challenges, seems to be forcing the US to realign its foreign policy interests and direction.

Is there such a thing as the “Obama Doctrine”?

Is there such a thing as the “Obama Doctrine”?

Obama’s foreign policy has not yielded a presidential doctrine, as the core tenants of his foreign policy are at odds with key components underlying doctrinal policy

The Financial Crisis: Banking, Bankruptcy and the Origins of the Crash

The Financial Crisis: Banking, Bankruptcy and the Origins of the Crash

The behaviour of banks preceding the global financial crisis must be understood in relation to the complex interdependencies between agency, institution and structure.

Does “Scandal” Challenge the Dominance of the ‘male-stream’ in World Politics?

Does “Scandal” Challenge the Dominance of the ‘male-stream’ in World Politics?

Whilst on the surface Scandal appears to make bold feminist statements, in depth discourse analysis reveals that this is not the case.

The Iraq Invasion: the Neoconservative Perspective

The Iraq Invasion: the Neoconservative Perspective

With the Bush doctrine, neoconservatives sought to maintain American unipolar power, believing in the exceptionalism of the US and their benign role as global hegemon.

Was  George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Agenda Unprecedented in US history?

Was George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Agenda Unprecedented in US history?

The Bush Administration’s national security doctrine after the September 11 attacks represents continuity with previous US foreign policy

The Impact of the “Unipolar Moment” on US Foreign Policies in the Mid-East

The Impact of the “Unipolar Moment” on US Foreign Policies in the Mid-East

In analyzing US foreign policies in 2003 Iraq and comparing them to the civil war in Syria, America’s foreign policy has experienced a shift but it was never unipolar.

The Global Commons: The Arctic and the Danger of a Sequel in Outer Space

The Global Commons: The Arctic and the Danger of a Sequel in Outer Space

Managing the global commons is a monumental task: the Arctic and outer space pose worsening problems, which can only be solved through global governance.

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

How Has the Human Rights Regime Been Affected by 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

No evidence continues to exist that states’ prioritization of security interests over international norms has disrupted the institutions of the human rights regime.