Post Tagged with: "Foreign Policy"

The End Days of the World System? Before Armageddon the Long Nights of Ignorance

The End Days of the World System? Before Armageddon the Long Nights of Ignorance

It is impossible to turn religious enquiry into a foreign policy brief or accord it much utilitarian use in foreign policy formulation as it allows no options for actions.

Diplomacy and the End of Foreign Policy as We Know It

Diplomacy and the End of Foreign Policy as We Know It

The future global environment might depend less on the attractions of defining ‘rational actors’, and more on finding ways forward in much messier than before processes.

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.

Theories of Foreign Policy and International Relations

Theories of Foreign Policy and International Relations

Diplomacy is not new. It has assumed various characteristics in the modern age, but the idea of sending emissaries to another state is old and was common to many cultures.

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

Dr Chinyong Liow discusses the Trump administration’s strategy for East and Southeast Asia, growing conservatism in Indonesia, and the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

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Trump’s Dream and Tocqueville’s Nightmare

The current erosion of agency amongst citizens in the U.S. is bringing us closer than ever to Tocqueville’s cautions of the path to despotism

Review Feature – The Experts are Dead, Long Live the Experts!

Review Feature – The Experts are Dead, Long Live the Experts!

Two new books, The Ideas Industry and The Death of Expertise, consider the role of experts in the current US political landscape but reach quite different conclusions.

Authoritarian Difussion and the Failure of the “Colour Revolutions” to Spread

Authoritarian Difussion and the Failure of the “Colour Revolutions” to Spread

Can the concept of “Authoritarian Difussion” explain the unsuccessful spread of the colour revolution and the repressive measures that illiberal regimes have taken after?

Revisiting Responsibility in International Relations: Canadian Foreign Policy

Revisiting Responsibility in International Relations: Canadian Foreign Policy

In the last decade, IR research on responsibility has dwindled. Given this, we must revisit responsibility to understand how states engage with and deliver on the term.

Utility of Force – a Response to Yuval Noah Harari

Utility of Force – a Response to Yuval Noah Harari

Hope alone does not create stability among states: coherent national strategy does.

Russian Society and the Conflict in Ukraine: Masses, Elites and Identity

Russian Society and the Conflict in Ukraine: Masses, Elites and Identity

The way Russians comprehend the conflict with Ukraine is fundamentally conditioned by nationalism, but this nationalism is not necessarily xenophobic and aggressive.

Learning from History in Shaping Foreign Policy – A Theoretical Framework

Learning from History in Shaping Foreign Policy – A Theoretical Framework

Learning from history entails a reasoned analysis of the decision-making process as whole, and not only of the decision itself that was ultimately adopted.

The Realism of Holy See Foreign Policy

The Realism of Holy See Foreign Policy

The Holy See adheres to a realism that differs from classical realism in that it succeeds in disconnecting the Church’s theology to its foreign policy practice.

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