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.

Drones and Video Games

Drones and Video Games

The idea that piloting drones is as mindless as video games is popular. But it misses its target by misunderstanding video games and what enables killing from a distance.

Robocop and Iran

Robocop and Iran

The 2014 remake of ‘Robocop’ presents lots of interesting talking points for those in the IR community such as the debate over a US war with Iran & the use of killer robots.

A Silenced Voice: Using Personal Experience to Unpack Stereotypes

A Silenced Voice: Using Personal Experience to Unpack Stereotypes

When people are spoken ‘about’ or ‘for’, generalisations become common. Giving the silenced a voice of their own offers a solution to this problem.

Inside the Journal: The Future of Journals

Inside the Journal: The Future of Journals

CEU PSJ Editor Sergiu Gherghina looks back on his time at the journal and into the future of his journal and share his thoughts on the direction of scholarly publishing.

Inside the Journal: The Publication Process

Inside the Journal: The Publication Process

Getting published in academia is a big deal for early-career academics. Journals are often a key outlet for publishing research, lending themselves to less expansive projects.

Rapid Fire: Are Political Scientists Irrelevant?

Rapid Fire: Are Political Scientists Irrelevant?

The contributors to E-IR’s IR Theory and Practice blog discuss whether Nicholas Kristof’s argument surrounding the irrelevance of political scientists rings true.

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.

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The ‘Student as Customer’ Phenomenon

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