After the end of the Cold War, Washington envisioned American leadership in Europe as a means for stability; both for the future of Europe and for the international system.
The apparent threat from continued proliferation both within and outside the NPT framework remains a widely shared concern among all actors—from states to non-state actors.
If the international community maintains a positive, critical role and domestic pushes for human rights are legitimised by international law, human rights have the potential to be universal.
Broad development remains elusive because it fails to challenge the rules of the ‘game’ enforced by neoliberal interests which cannot accommodate more adequate definitions of poverty.
Although they have been glossed over by certain myths and readjustments, the Three Great Debates did in fact take place and should not be academically dismissed.
The ethical theories of Margalit and Sen, who use deontological and capabilities approaches, shed light on the understudied phenomenon of ethical compromise in international affairs.
Realists do have a more pessimistic approach to the study of international relations than liberal internationalists, but should not be denounced as being overwhelmingly bitter about it.
Comparative Analysis in analysing two or more countries has steadily increased in popularity, and can be regarded as essential to understanding modern day political and IR theory.