Opinion – Shinzō Abe and Russo-Japanese Relations

Opinion – Shinzō Abe and Russo-Japanese Relations

If Abe and Putin can normalize relations they will boost the economic development of Northeast Asia, strengthen regional security and counterbalance China.

Interview – Robert Vitalis

Interview – Robert Vitalis

Robert Vitalis talks about the importance of Black History Month, the Howard School, racism in world politics, and the importance of decontructing the history of IR.

Review Feature – The US Foreign Policy Consensus in Crisis

Review Feature – The US Foreign Policy Consensus in Crisis

Richard Coughlin analyses Kagan and Walt’s decade old debate on IR theory, the clash between realism and liberalism and how it ties into modern politics in the Trump era.

Security Implications of the Export of Chinese Surveillance Systems

Security Implications of the Export of Chinese Surveillance Systems

China legitimizes its position in the world by promoting its surveillance state model as a stable alternative to democracies and other autocracies.

Recent Posts

Assessing Global Response to Rising Sea Levels: Who Needs to Be Involved?

Assessing Global Response to Rising Sea Levels: Who Needs to Be Involved?

Addressing rising sea levels that affect islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans will allow for stronger climate change solutions globally.

Justified Alarmism? Assessing the Claim of a Contemporary ‘Authoritarian Wave’ 

Justified Alarmism? Assessing the Claim of a Contemporary ‘Authoritarian Wave’ 

Contrary to alarmist claims of a crisis of democracy, the ‘authoritarian wave’ is more likely to affect hybrid regimes over consolidated democracies.

Facebook’s Libra: A Global Monetary System Governed by Private Corporations?

Facebook’s Libra: A Global Monetary System Governed by Private Corporations?

A great deal of international acceptance and cooperation would be required for the Libra Global Coin to operate without jeopardizing international financial stability.

Shaping the Transnational Capitalist Class: TNCs and the Global Economy

Shaping the Transnational Capitalist Class: TNCs and the Global Economy

The trans-nationalisation of production has benefited and structurally shaped society through the creation of a Transnational Corporate Class in host countries.

Mitigating the Human Cost of Modern Conflict: Jus in Bello and Cyberattacks

Mitigating the Human Cost of Modern Conflict: Jus in Bello and Cyberattacks

Global governance mechanisms are inadequate to address cyberattacks outside armed conflict as these threats tend to exist in a ‘grey zone’ between peacetime and conflict.

Interview – Adeoti Dipeolu

Interview – Adeoti Dipeolu

Adeoti Dipeolu discusses the importance of Black History Month, her current PhD research and diaspora involvement in peacebuilding and state-building.

Laboring for Nuclear Disarmament? The Diplomacy of the Hawke-Keating Governments

Laboring for Nuclear Disarmament? The Diplomacy of the Hawke-Keating Governments

The Hawke and Keating administrations used “enlightened realpolitik” to promote nuclear disarmament while still keeping Australia under the American nuclear umbrella.

The “Drone” Lexicon

The “Drone” Lexicon

The term, “drone,” is often unhelpful and is useful only to the degree that those who use it clarify the sub-categories within it that are actually at stake.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Green Theory and Climate Change

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Green Theory and Climate Change

Green theory allows a broader perspective on our common interests and emphasises choices made within the ecological boundaries of climate change, rather than the political boundaries of economic advantage.

Gender and Security: Redefining the ‘State’ and a ‘Threat’

Gender and Security: Redefining the ‘State’ and a ‘Threat’

Using a gender perspective, the dominant definitions of the ‘state’ and a ‘threat’ are re-defined to better understand security today.

Latin American Regionalism Under the New Right

Latin American Regionalism Under the New Right

The autonomy void present in the current forms of regionalism in Latin America puts the region’s societies in a position of dependency to non-national projects.

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