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.

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.

Crimea: A Problem of and for International Society

Crimea: A Problem of and for International Society

The Crimean crisis is a problem for international society, because the crisis and the reaction to it demonstrates both the existence and the limits of that society.

A Critical Exploration of the Olympic Park, Part Two

A Critical Exploration of the Olympic Park, Part Two

A narrative of security which permeates the layers, exposes the ironies, questions the ubiquity and enriches the understanding of traditional representations of space.

The Left’s Europe Problem

The Left’s Europe Problem

What’s a Social Democrat to do? One solution is to push for enhanced powers for the EU Parliament. Another is to consider that EU institutions may have to be re-imagined.

Goodbye, Spring

Goodbye, Spring

It’s the final week of classes at CEFAM for the Spring semester. It’s been a hard and tiring semester. Bring on the Summer, and soon.

Seasons

Seasons

The academic year runs according to the pattern of the seasons. This pattern is under pressure today from moves in the academy towards greater maximization of resources.