Tokyo’s pacifism is best understood not as a capitulating monolithic anomaly, but as one enduring component of a multifaceted and eclectic strategic calculus.
Foreign Policy (students)
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The US media’s generalization of the Iran hostage crisis through a liberal, secular, Western democracy lens marred Iran’s image and influenced US responses to the crisis.
Structural violence helps explain oppression of women caused by conflict but a continuation of patriarchal customs & occidentalist/orientalist agendas also contributes.
The current outbreak of Zika virus disease, centred in Brazil, highlights the population-level fears that can arise in response to infectious disease pandemics.
The Cold War was an avertable product of impulsive and unpredictable actions of instrumental individuals operating in accordance to their free will.
The growth of Russian organised crime poses a huge threat to the development of democracy in the Russian state and other transitioning states around the globe.
The emergence of Al-Qaeda is influenced by structural factors, but it cannot operate effectively in the longer term without its principle resource – its human capital.
If the United States wants to see a change in North Korea behavior, the United States should pursue economic and diplomatic engagement to build an environment of trust.
Questioning the orthodox view that Yugoslavia’s expulsion from Cominform was due to her diverging socialist ideals being irreconcilable with the Soviet Union’s agenda.
Neorealism’s balance of threat framework and neoliberalism’s focus on issue linkages are still relevant tools to explain NATO’s current involvement in the refugee crisis.
The European Common Security and Defence Policy has not led to popular support for a ‘European Army’, however it offers potential civilian forms of security.
Simmel’s framework enables us to dismantle the process of territorialising national identity in inscribing it in space, thus drawing a difference between us and them.