Identity Politics

The Sovereignty Dispute Over the Falkland Islands

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.

False Victimisation Narratives: Female Suicide Bombers of the Developing World

False Victimisation Narratives: Female Suicide Bombers of the Developing World

The dominant discourse surrounding female suicide bombers is discursive and reductive. It silences the diversity of motivations associated with female participation.

A Theoretical Analysis of Russian Foreign Policy: Changes Under Vladimir Putin

A Theoretical Analysis of Russian Foreign Policy: Changes Under Vladimir Putin

Russian foreign policy is largely influenced by Putin’s desire to remain in power and the need to contain domestic restructurings through securing domestic support.

“I’m Not A Feminist, But…”: Why Students Support the Cause But Not the Label

“I’m Not A Feminist, But…”: Why Students Support the Cause But Not the Label

Disassociation with the feminist label despite agreeing with feminist objectives is primarily influenced by a misunderstanding of feminism, and not negative stereotypes.

Reconciliation in Transitional and Post-conflict Societies: Healing or Impunity?

Reconciliation in Transitional and Post-conflict Societies: Healing or Impunity?

Reconciliation is more meaningful when viewed as a transformative process which favours a restorative notion of justice, rather than as merely another word for impunity.

Are Arab Nationalism and Islamism Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Are Arab Nationalism and Islamism Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Arab nationalism & Islamism, intertwined from birth, grew out of a shared anti-Western identity but the contents & meanings of this rejection are fundamentally different.

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Indonesian Nationalism and Postcolonial Colonialism: Enduring Legacies for Papua

Postcolonial colonialism has been perpetrated by the Indonesian State, its ruling apparatus and other domestic and foreign stakeholders in the disputed province of Papua.

Banners showing the flag of Japan

Japan: The ‘Normal’ Pacifist

Tokyo’s pacifism is best understood not as a capitulating monolithic anomaly, but as one enduring component of a multifaceted and eclectic strategic calculus.

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

The Fateful 52: How the American Media Sensationalized the Iran Hostage Crisis

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.

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

How Does Violence Against Women Manifest? The Case of Post-Conflict Afghanistan

Structural violence helps explain oppression of women caused by conflict but a continuation of patriarchal customs & occidentalist/orientalist agendas also contributes.

How Can We Explain the Existence of Al-Qaeda?

How Can We Explain the Existence of Al-Qaeda?

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.

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