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Interview – Gary Kent

Interview – Gary Kent

Secretary of the all-party parliamentary group on the Kurdistan region, Gary Kent, discusses the group, Iraq and the Kurdish independence referendum and its consequences.

Review – Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

Review – Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

Ian Bremmer argues that the shortcomings of globalism have been channeled into ‘us vs. them politics’, however the solutions he offers need to be broadened.

Image by Eduardo Morais

Plotting the Future of Popular Geopolitics: An Introduction

This blog entry serves as the first in a series where contributors will assess the current subfield of popular geopolitics while also plotting its trajectories.

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Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, addresses the Security Council Summit on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. The Summit unanimously adopted resolution 1887 (2009), expressing the Security Council's resolve to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.
24/Sep/2009. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

How Far Does Civil Society Challenge Neopatrimonial Politics in Africa?

The strength of a civil society campaign dictates its efficacy, but only in the face of an unoppressive regime.

Selective Justice and Persecution? The African View of the ICC-UNSC Relationship

Selective Justice and Persecution? The African View of the ICC-UNSC Relationship

Despite evidence to the contrary, the relationship between the ICC and the UN Security Council is perceived to be discriminatory toward Africa.

Image by NATO Training Mission Afghanistan

Good Cop, Bad Cop

European Allies must decide whether or not to honor America as a global intervener by naming the new NATO headquarters building after John McCain.

Mass Atrocities and Western Imperialism: Evaluating “Responsibility to Protect”

Mass Atrocities and Western Imperialism: Evaluating “Responsibility to Protect”

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine has largely failed to effectively end violence against civilians because of its status as a mechanism of humanitarian imperialism.

Empathy and Othering: Framing Syria’s Refugee Crisis in the British Press

Empathy and Othering: Framing Syria’s Refugee Crisis in the British Press

A cosmopolitan framing helps us to perceive this as an issue for global humanity that we are all responsible for, and compels us to assist in the mitigation of suffering.

Interview – Matthew Goodwin

Interview – Matthew Goodwin

Matthew Goodwin talks about his new book National Populism, the upcoming Swedish elections, eurosceptic and pro-European political parties, and the Brexit referendum.

Recognition in Global Politics: The Challenge of Images and Technology

Recognition in Global Politics: The Challenge of Images and Technology

While the role of recognition in world politics is ever more acknowledged, the technological and visual aspect of this process requires much greater consideration.

From Narratives to Perceptions in the Securitisation of the Migratory Crisis in Europe

From Narratives to Perceptions in the Securitisation of the Migratory Crisis in Europe

The current migratory crisis has highlighted the handicaps of the EU’s common immigration, border and asylum policies and their growing securitisation.

How Does Hegemonic Masculinity Influence Wartime Sexual Violence?

How Does Hegemonic Masculinity Influence Wartime Sexual Violence?

This student essay aims to illustrate how hegemonic masculinity is constructed, maintained and legitimated through the practice of sexual violence.

Is Automation Liberating? The Flawed Optimism Of Postcapitalist Visions

Is Automation Liberating? The Flawed Optimism Of Postcapitalist Visions

Contrary to some arguments, increasing automation in the economy will not necessarily lead to a workless, postcapitalist future that is liberating for all.

Exposing the Universality of Human Rights as a False Premise

Exposing the Universality of Human Rights as a False Premise

In order to promote mobilisations clarity is necessary about the role currently played by human rights instruments in upholding an outdated conception of sovereignty.

Forced Migration and Security Threats to Syrian Refugee Women

Forced Migration and Security Threats to Syrian Refugee Women

When refugee women are empowered economically, socially and politically, they will have the ability to play a key role in preventing the spread of violence.

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