Foreign Policy

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WARSAW, Poland (July 8, 2016) President Barack Obama and President of Poland Andrzej Duda address press as Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Secretary of State John Kerry  look on at the 2016 NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland July 8, 2016. (DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee)(credit:Ash Carter)

Has Obama Delivered Change Or Continuity In US Foreign Policy?

As Obama departs office, his ability to deliver change and attitude to foreign policies is retrospectively assessed.

Economic Interdependence and Conflict – The Case of the US and China

Economic Interdependence and Conflict – The Case of the US and China

The liberal assumption that high levels of trade and investment between two states like the US and China will make war unlikely, if not impossible, is overly simplistic.

The Nakba, The Holocaust and Collective Victimhood

The Nakba, The Holocaust and Collective Victimhood

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is perpetuated by culturally and socially embedded discourses of victimhood that are existent in both countries’ narratives.

When to Hire a Hitman: A Theoretical Framework for Just Assassination

When to Hire a Hitman: A Theoretical Framework for Just Assassination

With the exponential rise of civilian casualties in modern warfare, political assassination could serve as an effective, more ‘humane’ means of humanitarian intervention.

Terrorism and the PLO: The Effectiveness of Terrorism as a Political Tool

Terrorism and the PLO: The Effectiveness of Terrorism as a Political Tool

The example of the PLO’s terrorist campaign against Israel demonstrates that terrorism is unlikely to be an effective tool to achieve political goals.

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

China’s Cooperation on the Mekong River in the Realm of Complex Interdependence

As the most important and powerful upstream country in Asia, China becomes imperative to any cooperation on water-related issues.

Are Pre-Second World War Writings on International Politics Still Relevant?

Are Pre-Second World War Writings on International Politics Still Relevant?

The Twenty Years’ Crisis by E.H. Carr and The Three Guineas by Woolf are considered seminal texts in the study of IR, yet their relevance to the present is in question.

Conférence des Nations Unies sur les changements climatiques - COP21 (Paris, Le Bourget)

Can Liberal Democracies Address Transnational Environmental Problems?

Liberal-democratic systems will not be capable of addressing contemporary transnational environmental problems unless significant reforms are undertaken.

Dependency Theory: A Useful Tool for Analyzing Global Inequalities Today?

Dependency Theory: A Useful Tool for Analyzing Global Inequalities Today?

Several thoughts and concepts from the dependency approach are still applicable for making sense of global inequalities in today’s globalized world.

The Sovereignty Dispute Over the Falkland Islands

The Falklands War of 1982 was the most obvious example of a dispute which had fluctuated since the 17th century, and pitched arguments of discovery against sovereignty.

Factors Behind Deteriorating Sino-Japanese Relations

Factors Behind Deteriorating Sino-Japanese Relations

Incidents such as territorial disputes and nationalist protests are but symptoms of deeper undercurrents at work in deteriorating Sino-Japanese relations.

Mexico’s Neoliberal Fix: U.S. Foreign Policy and the War on Drugs

Mexico’s Neoliberal Fix: U.S. Foreign Policy and the War on Drugs

Neoliberal policies of the 1980-90s in Mexico have triggered the explosion of violence caused by Drug Trafficking Organisations and that is, to this day, still present.

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