Blogs

E-IR’s blogs offer informed, but informal, short posts written by experts to be read and digested quickly. You can access the homepage for each blog via the sidebar to the right.

How Many Have to Die? Iraq and the Scale of the Crime

How Many Have to Die? Iraq and the Scale of the Crime

The real challenge facing the R2P is that there are multiple ‘manifest failings’ occurring on a range of different scales therefore we should not expect too much from it.

How to Create British Values

How to Create British Values

There is nothing wrong with endorsing freedom, tolerance and respect for the law as values. But claiming that they emerge from a particular national identity is divisive.

Are Drones the Answer? The EU and Contemporary Security Challenges

Are Drones the Answer? The EU and Contemporary Security Challenges

While the immediate attractions of drones are fairly obvious in the military setting, the EU needs to consider the consequences of this type of technology use.

Entropy Versus Thought Traditions: IR Theory Isn’t Dead Yet

Entropy Versus Thought Traditions: IR Theory Isn’t Dead Yet

Despite evidence to the contrary, IR Theory is enjoying a renaissance in novel and dynamic ideas that will keep theorists entertained and debating for years to come.

Man-Up Mr Snowden! Masculinities and National Security

Man-Up Mr Snowden! Masculinities and National Security

Ever since news broke that Edward Snowden was the National Security Agency ‘leaker’ and fugitive, discussion has raged about his masculinity, including his sexuality.

Our Shocked Regard: The Act of Killing and the Indonesian Genocide

Our Shocked Regard: The Act of Killing and the Indonesian Genocide

Joshua Oppenheimer’s unique and disturbing ‘The Act of Killing’ examines the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s. The film succeeds and fails in equal measures.

What’s in an IR Program?

What’s in an IR Program?

One of the problems that emerges when designing a course or a program in IR is that there is so much to fit in and so little that clearly can be left out.

Four Steps to Support English Language Learners in an IR Classroom

Four Steps to Support English Language Learners in an IR Classroom

In an IR classroom, is there anything beyond empathy and courtesy from an educator that can help students who are struggling?

Afraid to Argue

Afraid to Argue

French students find it difficult, if not impossible, to write what they ‘think’ about a subject or issue. Instead, they tend to only demonstrate how much they ‘know’.

Read the Damn Syllabus

Read the Damn Syllabus

One consistent complaint on behalf of professors is that students forget to read or just refuse to read the course syllabus. This can be a highly frustrating experience.

Politics in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

Politics in the Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies are often neglected, but they have vital links with Britain and are important global actors in their own right.

The Power of IPE for Researching Energy and Natural Resources

The Power of IPE for Researching Energy and Natural Resources

The ability of IPE scholars to understand energy through a lens that examines both the economic and political aspects of power offers great potential for analysis.