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Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Soft power has fast matured into a sine qua non of international political conduct. Awara inadvertently became soft power, facilitating Soviet trust of India.

Mainstream Film and the Middle East

Mainstream Film and the Middle East

A recent trend in film-making is bringing to Western audiences a more grounded Middle East.

Like Drone Strikes, ‘Eye in the Sky’ Is Much Less Accurate than Claimed

Like Drone Strikes, ‘Eye in the Sky’ Is Much Less Accurate than Claimed

Eye in the Sky fails to explore the real utilitarian calculations, and ethical concerns, of the US Coalition drone programme.

An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the flight line at Hurlburt Field Fla., April 24, 2014.The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. John Bainter)

Four Things I Don’t like about the Advance Discussion of Eye in the Sky

Does the movie ‘Eye in the Sky’ really provide insight into targeted killing? Here are four reasons why we ought to be suspicious.

Popular Geopolitics and the ‘War on Terror’

Popular Geopolitics and the ‘War on Terror’

Representational logics, emotion and affect, and intertextuality offer methodological insights into how popular geopolitics connects to the war on terror.

The ‘Cultural Turn’ in International Relations: Making Sense of World Politics

The ‘Cultural Turn’ in International Relations: Making Sense of World Politics

What do the Miss Universe competition, Sesame Street’s Elmo, and Fox’s television show 24 have in common? Aside from being phenomenally successful American cultural products, they can also offer us insight into the workings of world politics, in this case through their connections to the US military detention facilities at Joint Task Force Guantánamo.

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