Though the smoke from Boston has hardly cleared, conspiracy theories about a “false flag attack” are already proliferating. It is now time for IR scholars to study conspiracy theories seriously.
Looking at interpretations of current events through an IR theory lens, it is astonishing at how often claims have been made that war is likely, and that we have no way of understanding what North Korea might do.
Influenced by the plot of a Tom Clancy novel, the POL 210 simulation this week focuses on a resource hungry China which invades the Russian East in search of minerals and natural resources to feed its growing economy.
Chinese soft power must be understood in light of China’s domestic politics as much as its international standing. The case of Peng Liuyan – better known as China’s First Lady – shows that this remains as true as ever.
Most pundits have determined that Kim Jong Un has consolidated power and is now about to, irrationally, strike out against South Korea and her allies. But, what if this assumption is an error?
This week marks the beginning of a three-class-long Crisis Simulation. Through these simulations, students can learn about the complexity of international security and the difficulty of managing crises.
Hoping to mould Africa and the south as the new geopolitical centre, South Africa has attempted to sell the next BRICS Summit as an African summit.
Waltz and Wight addressed important questions, both for scholars, practitioners and society at large. While not entirely successful in solving them, their works continue to inspire our thinking today.