American exceptionalism exemplifies the patriotic essence of the American people, but it has also proven problematic for the conduct of sound American foreign policy.
The strategies employed by the Bush administration after 9/11 to manufacture public consent for action have since been recontextualised towards Iran by Barack Obama.
The Bush administration’s invasion of Iraq was a story of neo-conservative ideas (militarism, morality, and democracy) about the role of America in the world.
Japan’s non-nuclear policy appears to be a pragmatic realisation of numerous domestic factors, perceptions of regional security, and faith in the US alliance.
The UK-USA relationship has stood the test of time and evolved to meet the requirements of intelligence consumers as old threats have dissipated and new threats emerged.
Early US foreign policy understood and utilised modernity in a manner distinct from Europe, but on the same problematic epistemological grounds.
For the Neocons ideas are everything. Unfortunately, as proven by the insurgency which rose in Iraq, the rest of the world has very different ideas about global society.
The Snowden leaks and their framing reveal how aesthetic irruptions can destabilize the self-image and ultimately the ontological security of the state.
Newcomer Georgia became an arena of confrontation between the USA, the EU and Russia due to its geostrategic location, political developments and strategic orientation.
The failure of the US intelligence community to predict the Islamic Revolution in Iran offers lessons that remain relevant today in the aftermath of the ‘Arab Spring’.
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is at best a compromise for indigenous peoples, at worst an attempt by states to maintain structures of injustice.
‘World-systems Analysis’ & ‘Uneven and Combined Development’ – when combined & further theorised – provide an illuminating approach to the global system’s functioning.