The Internationalization of the Chinese Renminbi: Firm Steps, But a Long Road Ahead

Bruno De Conti • Nov 24 2020 • Articles

The dimensions of the Chinese economy and the geopolitical power currently attained by the country definitely enable the internationalization of its currency.

Influential but Indifferent? Assessing the Role of the Public in European Politics

Joris Melman • Nov 24 2020 • Articles

Even though most Europeans seem to lack interest in (or at least knowledge of) European policymaking, the role of public opinion is bigger than ever.

Interview – Chheang Vannarith

E-International Relations • Nov 24 2020 • Features

Chheang Vannarith talks about economic and political developments in the Mekong region, China’s role, and minilateralism in Southeast Asia.

Greening the Seas: The Role of Business Conflict in Tightening the IMO Sulphur Cap

Andrea Aakre • Nov 24 2020 • Essays

The ability of the International Maritime Organisation to regulate shipping must be evaluated in the context of each specific issue area, and the interests that prevail here.

Opinion – The Politics of Antarctica

Elçin Doruk and Siret Hürsoy • Nov 23 2020 • Articles

With Antarctic politics, the Antarctic Treaties System must be transformed into a common heritage regime targeting the interests of all humanity in order to protect the continent.

Emancipation and Epistemological Hierarchy: Why Research Methods Are Always Political

Iona Young • Nov 22 2020 • Essays

Research methods are always political from a feminist perspective as its methods challenge ontological foundations and connect to devalorized feminine characteristics.

Fear And In(Security) in De-Facto States: Assessing South Ossetian Elections

Ana Maria Albulescu • Nov 22 2020 • Articles

In the absence of recognition, the institutions built by the South Ossetian regime remained vulnerable to Georgia’s re-assertion of sovereignty between 2004 and 2006.

Opinion – Multilateralism and the Asia-Pacific under a Biden Presidency

See Seng Tan • Nov 21 2020 • Articles

America’s anticipated return to multilateralism will be a welcome antidote to Trump’s brand of international diplomacy. However, its success will very much depend on the quality of US ties with China.

The Identity Matrix and Contemporary Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa

Makena Nyawira Micheni • Nov 19 2020 • Articles

Highlighting the role of ethnicity in non-ethnic conflicts helps to better understand complex social and political relationships and to expose the complex ways in which social and political identities overlap.

Interview – Luke de Noronha

E-International Relations • Nov 18 2020 • Features

Luke de Noronha discusses his new book, UK immigration control and race, his fieldwork on post-deportation life in Jamaica and his podcast ‘Deportation Discs’.

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