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One Belt, One Road and the History of the Maritime Silk Route

One Belt, One Road and the History of the Maritime Silk Route

Through the One Belt One Road initiative, China attempts to reassert itself as a powerful middle kingdom that is central to global trade and international relations.

Interview – Anand Menon

Interview – Anand Menon

Anand Menon discusses linkages between domestic politics and international relations, the impact of Brexit on EU politics, and the disruptive rise of Eurosceptic parties.

Please Mind The Gap: Winners and Losers of Neoliberalism in India

Please Mind The Gap: Winners and Losers of Neoliberalism in India

Neoliberalism in India is far from alleviating poverty, it has widened inequality and created a staggering number of losers, roughly the entire agrarian population.

Interview – Meera Sabaratnam

Interview – Meera Sabaratnam

Professor Sabaratnam explains her pessimism about IR, analyses the decolonisation of the university, and talks the current state of global politics.

Interview – Omar Ashour

Interview – Omar Ashour

Dr. Ashour explains de-radicalisation and how Western powers approach the problem, and he talks about Islamism in Egypt’s military government.

Interview – Sebastian Knecht

Interview – Sebastian Knecht

Sebastian Knecht discusses the importance of the Arctic Council, the role of NGOs in Arctic governance, and the limited impact of Obama’s oil exploration moratorium.

Japan in the Interwar Years: What Caused the Japanese Invasion of China?

Japan in the Interwar Years: What Caused the Japanese Invasion of China?

The intractability of the Japanese army, coupled with defiance of Chinese nationalism, ultimately led to a devastating conflict that resulted in the deaths of millions.

Inconsistency, Hegemony, Colonialism and Genocide: How R2P Failed Libya

Inconsistency, Hegemony, Colonialism and Genocide: How R2P Failed Libya

States’ strategic interests should play no role in deciding where to intervene and who to save.

Interview – Michelle Cini

Interview – Michelle Cini

Michelle Cini discusses the impact Brexit may have on the UK and the EU, the steps the EU is taking towards reform, and provides advice for young scholars of EU politics.

Interview – Katarzyna Zysk

Interview – Katarzyna Zysk

Prof. Zysk explains Russia’s use of non-military means for strategic ends, its approach to world order and its neigbours, and the influence of the Trump administration.

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Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (April 23,1999) -- An S-3 "Viking" returns to the busy flight deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) following a strike mission. Roosevelt and its embarked carrier air wing are participating in strike missions against the former Yugoslavia in support of NATO Operation Allied Force.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jonathan R. Byrd  (RELEASED)

Was NATO’s decision to militarily intervene in the Kosovo War a ‘last resort’?

The ambiguity of the Just War Theory in the case of NATO’s military intervention in Kosovo has resulted into divided and opposing interpretations.

Student Feature – Advice on Citing Smart

Student Feature – Advice on Citing Smart

You cannot merely use diverse citation types to guarantee a grade, you need to see it as tool to help show that you are not merely reproducing knowledge, but transforming it.

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