States & Global Governance

Containing China? The United States in the South Pacific Since 2011

Containing China? The United States in the South Pacific Since 2011

The rebalancing by the United States towards the South Pacific is less about containment and is more about competitive engagement in the region.

Evaluating Ecuador’s Decision to Abandon the Yasuni-Itt Initiative

Evaluating Ecuador’s Decision to Abandon the Yasuni-Itt Initiative

The lack of democracy associated with the decision-making process to drill Block ITT has fuelled a high degree of currently ongoing civil discontent in Ecuador.

United Nations Personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo

United Nations Personnel in the Democratic Republic of Congo

New guidelines for determining the applicability of international humanitarian law to United Nations peace operations are both necessary and urgent.

Logged In: Transforming the Political Process in Russia

Logged In: Transforming the Political Process in Russia

The Internet has had a positive impact on the provision of the normative good of democratic self-determination and participation in the Russian Federation.

The Main Factors Limiting the Ability of the U.S. to Control World Politics

The Main Factors Limiting the Ability of the U.S. to Control World Politics

Increasing economic interdependence between states and the emerging multipolar world order limit the United States in world politics.

Foreign Policy, the State, International Public Opinion and the Media

Foreign Policy, the State, International Public Opinion and the Media

The news media has significant power as an intermediary between a state’s foreign policy apparatus and a state’s polis.

Has the EU become an Effective Crisis Manager?

Has the EU become an Effective Crisis Manager?

The Central Security and Defence Policy attempted to centralise the decision-making process on foreign policy for E.U. members, but a more unified Union is essential.

Dominant Gender Discourses and the Framing of Female Rebels in Syria

Dominant Gender Discourses and the Framing of Female Rebels in Syria

The gendered framing of female Syrian rebels, prevalent in media sources, de-legitimises the political reasoning behind their individual decisions to be involved.

‘R2P’ as an Emerging Norm

‘R2P’ as an Emerging Norm

R2P’s power lies in its potential, as an emerging norm, to shift state attitudes to mass atrocity crimes to a legal commitment to protect at risk people around the world.

Decolonising Structural Realist Understandings of Latin America.

Decolonising Structural Realist Understandings of Latin America.

Despite the fact that grand narratives inevitably advantage, disadvantage, include, and exclude, scholars should remember that the mind must still be decolonised.

Historical Animosity: One of Many Sources of Sino–Japanese Tensions Today

Historical Animosity: One of Many Sources of Sino–Japanese Tensions Today

Historical animosity has been a major factor in Sino–Japanese tensions, but strategic regional objectives remain their primary motivator.