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Online Resources – The International Monetary Fund

Online Resources – The International Monetary Fund

A brief introduction to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), with links and media to explore further.

Anti-Smuggling Operations in the Central Mediterranean

Anti-Smuggling Operations in the Central Mediterranean

This essay addresses the challenges raised by the uncertainty of the legal framework and the dubious practices of operations dealing with migrant smuggling into the EU.

Interview – Ognian Zlatev

Interview – Ognian Zlatev

Ognian Zlatev, Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Bulgaria, discusses Bulgaria’s priorities during its six month EU Presidency and future EU enlargement.

Interview – Wojciech Lorenz

Interview – Wojciech Lorenz

Wojciech Lorenz discusses the effect of the election of Donald Trump and events in Turkey on NATO, potential NATO enlargement and Poland’s current security situation.

Engaging the Insecure Pariah: North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

Engaging the Insecure Pariah: North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

US and China should recognise and mitigate North Korea’s insecurities to establish a constructive dialogue to dissolve tensions regarding Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.

Terrorist Groups and the ‘Oxygen of Publicity’

Terrorist Groups and the ‘Oxygen of Publicity’

Rapidly changing media environment provides terrorists with the type of publicity they need to fulfill their goals.

How Global is Security Studies? The Possibility of “Non-Western” Theory

How Global is Security Studies? The Possibility of “Non-Western” Theory

The current search for a global or “non-Western” security studies is futile as the discipline was inherently made, not for the “globe”, but by and for the West.

Online Resources – ASEAN

Online Resources – ASEAN

A brief introduction to ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with links and media to further explore.

The Legitimisation of Australia’s Deterrent Migration Policy

The Legitimisation of Australia’s Deterrent Migration Policy

This essay analyses the ways in which Australian authorities legitimise their deterrence regulations in relation to international refugee legal standards.

IPE and Transnational Criminal Law: An Imperfect Yet Fruitful Relationship

IPE and Transnational Criminal Law: An Imperfect Yet Fruitful Relationship

Transnational criminal law can contribute to the field of International Political Economy through the integration of ideas related to international financial crime.

Student Feature – The Evolution of the Nation-State

Student Feature – The Evolution of the Nation-State

This student feature introduces readers to the development of nation-states. Once believed to offer perpetual peace, they soon gave rise to an even harsher form of war.

Interview – Simon Long

Interview – Simon Long

Journalist Simon Long shares his views on state-media relations in the Asian context, geopolitical tensions in East Asia, the role of ASEAN and Rohingya refugee crisis.

The Emperor’s New E-Clothes: State Sovereignty in the Cyber-era

The Emperor’s New E-Clothes: State Sovereignty in the Cyber-era

Cyberspace actors operate outside the bounds of the traditional social contract, but cyber sovereigns could emerge under a new conception of sovereignty.

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