Diplomacy

‘Material Breach’: A Valid Justification for Military Intervention in Iraq?

‘Material Breach’: A Valid Justification for Military Intervention in Iraq?

The concept of ‘material breach’ was used as a political tool to justify military action in Iraq in 2003 by the U.S. and U.K., as opposed to a legal justification.

Machiavelli on the Use of Immoral Means in Politics

Machiavelli on the Use of Immoral Means in Politics

If a political prince’s primary purpose is to maintain his leadership, he must develop the capability of appropriately using immoral methods when necessary.
 

Non-Western Perspectives on Constitutional Supremacy

Non-Western Perspectives on Constitutional Supremacy

Greater flexibility, vulnerability, and uncertainty differentiate constitutional supremacy in non-Western countries such as Turkey and India from Western nations.

Victim-Politics and Post-Conflict Foreign Policy in Rwanda and Sri Lanka

Victim-Politics and Post-Conflict Foreign Policy in Rwanda and Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Rwanda elicit a sense of victimhood upon which their respective foreign policies have been built.

The ICC and Africa: Complementarity, Transitional Justice, and the Rule of Law

The ICC and Africa: Complementarity, Transitional Justice, and the Rule of Law

The absence of preemptive and positive complementarity in the ICC’s proceedings is the largest obstacle to creating a lasting benefit for African state judicial systems.

Is Democracy a Cause of Peace?

Is Democracy a Cause of Peace?

As the causal mechanisms and positivist epistemology underpinning it are questionable, the democratic peace should be understood as part of a more complex causal process.

Snowden on Screen at SXSW: Visual Irruptions of State Self-Image

Snowden on Screen at SXSW: Visual Irruptions of State Self-Image

The Snowden leaks and their framing reveal how aesthetic irruptions can destabilize the self-image and ultimately the ontological security of the state.

The Pursuit of Strategic Stability: An OSCE-like Infrastructure For South Asia

The Pursuit of Strategic Stability: An OSCE-like Infrastructure For South Asia

Modeling a multinational organization on the example of the OSCE is an ideal method for achieving improved regional security for the states in South Asia.

The Domestic and Ideational Sources of the European Defence Community’s Defeat

The Domestic and Ideational Sources of the European Defence Community’s Defeat

Rather than a realist explanation for France’s defeat of its own EDC proposal, we must delve into the constructivist realm of identity and historical determinism.

Why Is a Small State Like Georgia Important for the USA, the EU and Russia?

Why Is a Small State Like Georgia Important for the USA, the EU and Russia?

Newcomer Georgia became an arena of confrontation between the USA, the EU and Russia due to its geostrategic location, political developments and strategic orientation.

Signaling and the Olympics   

Signaling and the Olympics  

Though impartiality is the goal of Olympism, history has shown us that international conflicts and politics are not put on hold for the Modern Olympic Games.

Sino-US Contestation over Regional Hegemony in the Asia-Pacific

Sino-US Contestation over Regional Hegemony in the Asia-Pacific

Although a hegemonic transition remains unlikely within the next two decades, the Asia-Pacific will be a region of Sino-U.S. power competition and increasing instability.