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.
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Due to its inherent eurocentrism IR reproduces a limited Western perception of the world unfit to explain non-Western realities.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is perpetuated by culturally and socially embedded discourses of victimhood that are existent in both countries’ narratives.
With the exponential rise of civilian casualties in modern warfare, political assassination could serve as an effective, more ‘humane’ means of humanitarian intervention.
As the most important and powerful upstream country in Asia, China becomes imperative to any cooperation on water-related issues.
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.
Liberal-democratic systems will not be capable of addressing contemporary transnational environmental problems unless significant reforms are undertaken.
Several thoughts and concepts from the dependency approach are still applicable for making sense of global inequalities in today’s globalized world.
While rationality is widely mentioned in the works of neorealist scholars, structural realists have different understandings of the concept.
The Kunarac case represented the international community’s willingness to recognise women’s vulnerability to mass atrocities.
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.
IR sits uncomfortably between social sciences and the arts, and efforts to define its methodology as either a science or a philosophy have also proved challenging.