Post Tagged with: "cold war"

US and British Foreign Policy from One Regime Change to Another

US and British Foreign Policy from One Regime Change to Another

The US sense of being a sole hegemonic superpower is under challenge, even as it pulls along the UK and allows it to think of their relationship as special.

The Clash of Civilizations Thesis: A Critical Appraisal

The Clash of Civilizations Thesis: A Critical Appraisal

Proponents and critics of Huntington’s thesis have created a ‘clash of scholarship’ in IR. This article demonstrates this clash whilst adding a new dimension to it.

Review – Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History

Review – Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History

The personal recollections in Kruijt’s book on players in revolutionary Latin America are so valuable that they eclipse the weaker explanatory, even slippery passages.

Diplomacy

Diplomacy

In today’s interconnected world, effective and skilful diplomacy is vital to ensure that humankind can navigate an ever-growing list of shared challenges that may be our undoing if left unresolved.

Interview – Antoni Kapcia

Interview – Antoni Kapcia

Antoni Kapcia discusses the recent détente between Cuba and the US, considers the future of Cuba’s leadership, and emphasizes the unique nature of the Cuban system.

Student Feature – Spotlight on the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Student Feature – Spotlight on the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

Due to decades of diplomacy, non-proliferation is one of the norms underpinning our international system and we have come a long way from the dark days of 1945.

Image by Chad J. McNeeley (US Navy)

New Century, Old Rivalries: Russian Military Modernisation and NATO

With both NATO and Russia endeavouring to increase and improve their military capabilities against the other, a new arms race is on the cards.

Movie Review – ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and the Red Menace

Movie Review – ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and the Red Menace

‘Hail, Caesar!”s major contribution to the IR field is to remind us that the current tensions between the two global powers are nothing new.

Are We in a Cold War or Not? 1989, 1991, and Great Power Dissatisfaction

Are We in a Cold War or Not? 1989, 1991, and Great Power Dissatisfaction

The end of the Soviet Union served as a juncture from which Western structures spread. Russian dissatisfaction with global order led to assertion of its interests abroad.

Interview – Ivan Krastev

Interview – Ivan Krastev

Ivan Krastev discusses Russia’s troubled relationship with the West, the problems with democratic triumphalism, and the role of the EU in the post-Cold War world.

Interview – John R. McNeill

Interview – John R. McNeill

McNeill offers us the view that human history is a subset of ecological history and IR scholars will do well to explore the opportunities offered by historical lessons.

Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. provides an opportunity for IR scholars to experience a fictionalized account of global security cooperation during the 1960s in this new movie.

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