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.
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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.
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.
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.
Ever since news broke that Edward Snowden was the National Security Agency ‘leaker’ and fugitive, discussion has raged about his masculinity, including his sexuality.
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.
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.
In an IR classroom, is there anything beyond empathy and courtesy from an educator that can help students who are struggling?
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’.
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.
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 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.