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.

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.

No Students ≠ No Work

No Students ≠ No Work

It’s finally here: the end of the Fall semester and yet another period of transition in the academic year. Professors will be closing down courses, refreshing others, getting through administrative tasks and preparing for the Spring.

Learning by Doing

Learning by Doing

Learning by doing is an incredibly rich and useful approach. It not only delivers significant benefits for students, but it can be a starting point for delivering significant learning about the real world we are modelling, too.

The People’s Mojahedin of Iran: Facing Death for Their Cause

The People’s Mojahedin of Iran: Facing Death for Their Cause

Whatever one’s attitude towards the politics of The People’s Mojahedin of Iran, it is beyond doubt that they have worked tirelessly for over forty years for democracy in Iran.

Back to Romania

Back to Romania

On Thursday in Bucharest, Romania an IAPSS sponsored conference is taking place. This represents an exciting opportunity to make a new series of connections with future IR professors and practitioners.

Reaffirming the General Assembly’s Futility

Reaffirming the General Assembly’s Futility

In a history plagued with inaction human rights issues and abuses, the UN again proved its ineptitude this week by awarding seats on its Human Rights Council to China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria.

Students or Children?

Students or Children?

One of the cultural differences that is most striking about teaching in the private sector of France’s higher education industry is the way that French schools infantilise their students. A few examples really push this home.

Guyana: The Next Economic Tiger?

Guyana: The Next Economic Tiger?

Although Guyana is the third poorest country in the Americas it has a tremendous stock of natural resources, and there is great hope that Guyana’s economy has reached take-off phase.

‘There’s a Soldier in All of Us’: Call of Duty’s Promotion of US Foreign Policy

‘There’s a Soldier in All of Us’: Call of Duty’s Promotion of US Foreign Policy

Video games like Call of Duty have a propaganda hidden in a message: to protect and promote post-9/11 US foreign policy and military strategy.

What Not to Say

What Not to Say

The potential for hate speech to lead to actual harm provides the best justification for its criminalization. The problem is that it is rarely possible to discern a clear link between a particular speech and harm caused to specific individuals.

Preparations for Bucharest

Preparations for Bucharest

An international politics conference in Bucharest is on the horizon. The prospect is exciting because it offers the chance to discuss the lessons learnt running Crisis Simulation in the POL 210 class at CEFAM over the last few semesters.

Rights Fit For a Networked World

Rights Fit For a Networked World

Facebook says we have a right to be connected but recent events such as the detention of David Miranda and surveillance by the NSA show the need to prevent abuses by those that exploit these connections.