Foreign Policy

EU-Ukraine Relations Before the 2014 Maidan Revolution

EU-Ukraine Relations Before the 2014 Maidan Revolution

Ukraine’s unwillingness to disentangle itself from its past ties sent certain signals to the EU indicating hesitancy, reluctance, and suspicion towards Europe.

The Ebola Virus Disease: Problems, Consequences, Causes, and Recommendations

The Ebola Virus Disease: Problems, Consequences, Causes, and Recommendations

While it may seem that the Ebola crisis of 2014 has subsided, it is still ongoing in various African countries and has become unprecedented in a variety of ways.

Does International Order Ultimately Rely on States and Military Power?

Does International Order Ultimately Rely on States and Military Power?

Despite the growing significance of other actors and factors, the contemporary global international order still ultimately relies on states and military power.

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The United Nation Security Council’s Continued Use of Economic Sanctions

Despite controversy, the use of economic sanctions continues to be a popular option for the UN Security Council due to the introduction of targeted sanctions in the 90’s.

A Conceptual Analysis of Realism in International Political Economy

A Conceptual Analysis of Realism in International Political Economy

Realism is relevant in the study of IPE; however, it must be complemented with elements of other theoretical approaches to remedy several weaknesses.

Australia’s Foreign Policy Approach on Climate Change: Leader or Laggard?

Australia’s Foreign Policy Approach on Climate Change: Leader or Laggard?

Australia’s engagement with the international climate change regime highlights complex dilemmas embedded within the very nature of the issue itself.

Japanese Imperialism as a Self Defence Mechanism

Japanese Imperialism as a Self Defence Mechanism

Nationalism and a fear of foreign domination led Japan to pursue domestic and external reform, shun traditional Sino-centrism, and build a European-style empire in Asia.

The Islamic State: More than a Terrorist Group?

The Islamic State: More than a Terrorist Group?

The Islamic State (IS) is a hybrid organization which has characteristics of various non-state actors and has signs of a nascent de facto state.

The Fear of Asia and Changes in Australian National Defence Policy

The Fear of Asia and Changes in Australian National Defence Policy

Australian national defence policy has consistently been founded on the fear of perceived threats to national security within the region of Asia.

One War, Many Reasons: The US Invasion of Iraq

One War, Many Reasons: The US Invasion of Iraq

The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the culmination of a long series of events and the product of many complex, different, and yet interrelated factors.

Subverting Sovereignty: Political Theology and the American Constitution

Subverting Sovereignty: Political Theology and the American Constitution

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War represent a number of restraining measures on the executive that may not give him complete unilateral power in emergency situations.

Is the Security Dilemma an Inescapable Reality or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Is the Security Dilemma an Inescapable Reality or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

The security dilemma is self-fulfilling and inescapable: states can take defensive positions to mitigate its negative effects, but this only postpones the inevitable.