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.

#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.

Tensions Between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar

Tensions Between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar

In the modern era, sovereignty disputes such as those over Gibraltar have become commonplace, and have proved an area ripe for academic deconstruction.

The Dilemma of Living in a Complex, Multi-faith Society

The Dilemma of Living in a Complex, Multi-faith Society

To what extent it is permissible for a group in a democratic society to conduct its collective life in accordance with rules which are not fully congruent with the laws of that society?

Metaphorically Speaking, ‘Where is the Politics?’: China, Japan, and the Voldemort Controversy

Metaphorically Speaking, ‘Where is the Politics?’: China, Japan, and the Voldemort Controversy

As analysts of world politics, what should we make of the deployment of Voldemort by China and Japan in their ongoing diplomatic dispute?

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

The term ‘Merkiavelli’ depicts the political affinity between Machiavelli’s Prince and Angela Merkel. This emerges due to opportunities created by the chaos of the global financial crisis and its repercussions on the Euro.

Announcing the 2013 e-IR Scholarship Award Winner

Announcing the 2013 e-IR Scholarship Award Winner

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Masters Scholarship has been awarded to Vendula Ženatá, who is studying for her Masters degree at the Anglo-American University in the Czech Republic.

In Defence of Expertise

In Defence of Expertise

What exactly is an ‘expert’ and with the incredible databases of knowledge available, is there really a need for experts anymore? Further, do they still exist beyond the ivory towers of academia?

The Debt Crisis in Jamaica – the Caribbean’s Greece?

The Debt Crisis in Jamaica – the Caribbean’s Greece?

Jamaica is one of the most indebted countries in the world and growth has been sluggish for several years. But, there are hopes that IMF-backed reforms will provide relief.

Tweet Your Research

Tweet Your Research

As the growth in outlets where research can be published online continues, the importance of using Twitter and other effective social media channels to promote IR research will only grow, too

Health or Defense

Health or Defense

Obamacare, now in its early stages of implementation, is the US military’s ticket home. The completion of the last element in America’s welfare state is likely to end the security welfare system the US provides for its allies.