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.

Inside the Journal: Sustaining and Growing the Journal

Inside the Journal: Sustaining and Growing the Journal

Launching a journal is one thing, but sustaining interest in it and developing the audience is quite another. CEU PSJ has achieved both these things.

Inside the Journal: Launching an Academic Journal

Inside the Journal: Launching an Academic Journal

Every journal has its own genesis. For the CEU PSJ, this came when graduate students recognised there was a large body of scholarship going under-utilised.

Inside the Journal: The CEU PSJ and Its Founding Editor

Inside the Journal: The CEU PSJ and Its Founding Editor

In the coming days, The Ivory Tower will explore the role of the editor and the ‘behind the scenes’ processes of an academic journal. This post is the first of the series.

Sacrificing Defence for Votes in Canada

Sacrificing Defence for Votes in Canada

The recent announcement that Canadian defence capital spending planning for the coming year would be delayed is yet another major blow to Canada’s defence strategy.

In Defence of the Research Paper

In Defence of the Research Paper

Research papers may drive students and professors crazy at times. Yet they teach students something that is not easily replaced by alternative assignments: clear thinking.

The ‘Student as Customer’ Phenomenon

The ‘Student as Customer’ Phenomenon

The customer, like the student, is not always right. For that reason, there are implications to the way academics handle student complaints in an age of costly tuition fees.

China’s “Near Seas” Threat – Less than Meets the Eye?

China’s “Near Seas” Threat – Less than Meets the Eye?

There’s no denying that China has made some important progress in building its military capabilities. But it may be premature to consider it a rival to the US at the moment.

Thintelligence

Thintelligence

In IR, knowing basic political geography is important, but so is a broad understanding of history, which is why it is important to quiz students on their knowledge regularly.

New Site, New Voices, Same Purpose

New Site, New Voices, Same Purpose

The relaunch of this blog is going to introduce some exciting new elements and an all-star cast of regular contributors from across the world to ignite dialogue on key issues.

#fail

#fail

A proposal was made that would deem blogging an unprofessional activity for ISA journal editors. If the reaction online is a guide, there’s probably not much support for it.

The North Korean Question

The North Korean Question

Millions of North Koreans are starving and enslaved while other nations of the region thrive. The more the North opens, the more likely its people will gain some freedom.

No Book, No Class

No Book, No Class

The Spring semester is underway at CEFAM in Lyon. There’s barely been a chance to notice the seasonal surroundings, so pressed are the first weeks of the new semester.