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Can Social Media Help Develop Politically Active Global Communities?

Can Social Media Help Develop Politically Active Global Communities?

Social media provides new forms of, and tools for, activism but its potential to build a global community of politically active citizens should not be overestimated.

Making Science and Technology Work for All

Making Science and Technology Work for All

If we are unable to spread the benefits of technology-driven growth among people and empower them in the development process, there will be growth without development.

Connectivity, Communications and Technology

Connectivity, Communications and Technology

Interaction through the written and spoken word and through trade is what makes humanity flourish. The internet has made this possible for more people, in more locations, more of the time, more quickly.

Interview – James Der Derian

Interview – James Der Derian

James Der Derian explains the importance of quantum physics to the social sciences, comments on the political science prison, and argues for more speculation in IR.

Renewable Energy: Global Challenges

Renewable Energy: Global Challenges

Although the adoption of renewable energy sources is increasing, widespread adoption is constrained by a multitude of policy, regulatory, social and financial barriers.

Interview – David Rothkopf

Interview – David Rothkopf

David Rothkopf elaborates on new journalism and discusses how fear has pervaded American politics since 9/11, the Obama Doctrine, and the ascendancy of Donald Trump.

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

The growing reliance on drones highlights the Western requirement for precision, accountability, and a reduction in collateral damage

Technological Innovation and Diffusion: Consequences for IR

Technological Innovation and Diffusion: Consequences for IR

Humanity is increasingly going to be faced with technological changes that challenge politics and law at every level. It is unclear whether existing institutions will be able to cope.

Review – The End of Power

Review – The End of Power

Naím’s book is a worthwhile read providing sharp analyses of the history and processes of international power dynamics and takes a fresh look at the evolution of power.

War from a Distance: The Ethics of Killer Robots

War from a Distance: The Ethics of Killer Robots

Using robots for targeted killing raises the question if this practice counts as “war”. Deciding about killer robots means deciding about the future of war and killing.

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Review – Jihadi Culture on the World Wide Web

Ramsay’s analysis of online jihadi culture challenges current assumptions about this phenomenon and examines its limited translation to real world violence.

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