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Managing Global Security beyond ‘Pax Americana’

Managing Global Security beyond ‘Pax Americana’

The rivalry of superpowers that we saw in the 20th century was a certain kind of world order. The hubris of one rich and powerful nation, the USA, is another – and one that is likely to end soon.

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Obama has treaded more lightly with Israel than Reagan and Bush. It is useful to compare recent events to periods of tension from 1981-1982 during Regan’s presidency.

Pakistan and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

Pakistan and the Nuclear Suppliers Group

International arrangements promoting and facilitating the peaceful uses of nuclear technology demand revision in light of increased demand for nuclear energy security.

Online Resources – US Foreign Policy

Online Resources – US Foreign Policy

Primary resources, declassified papers, public policy documents and links to the Presidential Libraries in the USA. Part of E-IR’s Online Resources section.

Commercial(ized) Nationalism on Display at the Olympics

Commercial(ized) Nationalism on Display at the Olympics

Overseas corporations are taking an increasingly important role in telling Americans exactly who they are, as in the case of several ads broadcast during the Olympics.

Education Reform and the Asian Values Debate

Education Reform and the Asian Values Debate

The emergence of tutoring businesses all across neighborhoods in the United States is the result of American policymakers’ obsession with test-based education reform.

Image by Sam Breach

The “New Type of Major Power Relations”: A New Normal in Sino-US Ties

Political, economic and military conditions make a direct clash between the two powers possible, yet there are also constraints on all levels impeding on this.

Image by UN Photo (Jean-Marc Ferré)

Why Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record Does Not Matter

In the context of the strained security situation in the Middle East and Europe it seems unlikely that human rights considerations will gain the upper hand.

Image by Peter Mackey

The “Peace” in China’s Peaceful Rise

The rise of China as a significant player in international politics is viewed with suspicion, and questions emerge whether it will challenge the hegemony of the U.S.

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.

A Political Geographer in New York: Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

A Political Geographer in New York: Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

While scholars have spoken about the WTC and its reconstruction, there is more to be said about the way the visitor is enrolled into the material cultures of 9/11.

Breaking the Dependency Mentality in International Development

Breaking the Dependency Mentality in International Development

Enforcing a clear set of rules should help local NGOs to escape the trap of dependency mentality and make the demand for financial assistance more deliberative.

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