Post Tagged with: "Trump"

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Trump’s Dark Geographical Imagination

Trump’s recent comments on Africa reflect the ‘white identity crisis’ that fuelled his campaign, it also exposes problematic western geopolitical imaginaries of Africa.

Pop-Culture and Trump, Part 3: Roger Waters Vs. The Big Man, Pig Man

Pop-Culture and Trump, Part 3: Roger Waters Vs. The Big Man, Pig Man

The Us + Them tour represents the current pinnacle in the meeting of pop-culture and global politics, as Waters has mobilised his political fervour for the world stage.

Interview – William Schabas

Interview – William Schabas

Prof. William Schabas discusses his new book project, the ICC’s jurisdiction, its relationship with the United States and enthusiasm for international criminal justice.

Securitization and Elections: Speaking Security at Ballot Boxes and Beyond

Securitization and Elections: Speaking Security at Ballot Boxes and Beyond

Adopting securitization as a rhetorical strategy in elections, rather than the language of compromise, can give rise to potentially divisive long-term ramifications.

Interview – Stephen Walt

Interview – Stephen Walt

Prof. Stephen Walt discusses his current book project on the failures of American foreign policy, realist IR theory, and the nature of American political institutions.

Review – Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey

Review – Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey

American lawyer Ingersoll Lockwood’s 1893 story about a wealthy young man named Baron Trump provides some interesting parallels to today’s US President, Donald Trump.

Interview – Michael Stephens

Interview – Michael Stephens

RUSI’s Michael Stephens answers questions on the recent referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, Trump’s Middle East policy, developments in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal.

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.

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.

Pop-Culture & Trump: Interviewing R. Sikoryak, Creator of the Unquotable Trump

Pop-Culture & Trump: Interviewing R. Sikoryak, Creator of the Unquotable Trump

Comics – and particularly some of the more epic battles between superheroes and super-villains – present an attractive medium for satirizing Trump.

European Defense: Back to Tervuren?

European Defense: Back to Tervuren?

The EU has an opportunity to relaunch its military coordination and work towards the Tervuren Summit’s goals: more coordinated and integrated military defense in Europe.

Pop-culture & Trump, Part I: Five Sci-Fi Films to Watch during the Trumpocalypse

Pop-culture & Trump, Part I: Five Sci-Fi Films to Watch during the Trumpocalypse

Five speculative/science fiction movies can help us reflect on Donald Trump, his times, and his presidency.

Interview – Julian Go

Interview – Julian Go

Prof. Go discusses social theory, the need for a ‘third wave’ of postcolonial thought, the dangers of American exceptionalism and identifies the patterns of empire.

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