Malawi and the One China Policy: 1964–2008

Malawi and the One China Policy: 1964–2008

Using Malawi as a case study, can economics account for why Taiwan has seemingly lost in the diplomatic battle for recognition against China in Africa?

Interview – Odessa Primus

Interview – Odessa Primus

Odessa Primus discusses how data science can be used to inform policy-making, the role of the Global Arena Research Institute, and the politics of the Visegrád countries.

Review – Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations

Review – Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations

The book crafts unique and insightful approaches to security, political economy, nationalism and IR which build upon a wealth of scholarship on race, gender, and culture.

The Cosmopolitan-Communitarian Clash over Syria in Conservative Politics

The Cosmopolitan-Communitarian Clash over Syria in Conservative Politics

The tension between Conservative politicians’ cosmopolitan and communitarian policy reflects a new stratum of division in British politics more broadly.

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The Decline of the SDLP and their European Election Brexit Headache

The Decline of the SDLP and their European Election Brexit Headache

The unanticipated divisions of Brexit have hastened the SDLP into a situation where their once consistent message on Europe is rupturing.

Soviet Legacies and the Consolidation of Economic Rentierism in Kazakhstan

Soviet Legacies and the Consolidation of Economic Rentierism in Kazakhstan

Soviet legacies helped shape Central Asia both economically and politically. In post-independence Kazakhstan, these legacies facilitated the rise of economic rentierism.

Fighting Patriarchy like it’s 1938: Virginia Woolf, Trailblazer of Feminist IR

Fighting Patriarchy like it’s 1938: Virginia Woolf, Trailblazer of Feminist IR

Virginia Woolf’s work “Three Guineas” should be read as a transgressive, iconoclastic, and avant-gardist classic of critical feminist and gendered IR theory.

Is Universal Health Coverage Always the Best Solution to Health Challenges?

Is Universal Health Coverage Always the Best Solution to Health Challenges?

While Universal Health Coverage remains a goal worth pursuing, it faces numerous local and global challenges rendering its meaningful implementation difficult.

Trump and Bolsonaro: Much Ado About Nothing?

Trump and Bolsonaro: Much Ado About Nothing?

If Trump and Bolsonaro were to collaborate further, it may be on the basis of an environmentally destructive, elitist agenda – a missed opportunity for both to work together for the benefit of all.

Human Rights and Climate Change in the Philippines

Human Rights and Climate Change in the Philippines

In the state-centric human rights infrastructure, the government’s compliance with its human rights duties and standards to regulate corporations should be the central focus.

Germany in the UN Security Council: The Past as Prologue

Germany in the UN Security Council: The Past as Prologue

Germany is likey to use its seat to further its work in improving UNSC working methods to present itself as reliable member, dedicated to the effective working of the organization.

Was Clausewitz a Realist? If So, What Kind?

Was Clausewitz a Realist? If So, What Kind?

Clausewitz wrote about war and not how the international system operated. Transposed into the discipline of IR, his thinking is most in line with Neoclassical Realism.

The Fall of Omar Bashir in Sudan: A People’s Revolution or a Changing of the Guard?

The Fall of Omar Bashir in Sudan: A People’s Revolution or a Changing of the Guard?

In the face of sustained pressure for a more comprehensive transformation will Sudan’s transitional leaders reign in their military elements or will they unleash it?

Are We Living in a Post-Panoptic Society?

Are We Living in a Post-Panoptic Society?

When Foucault’s theory is analysed in the context of contemporary surveillance, it suggests that we are living in a post-panoptic society.

Global Countries Geography Globe Earth Map

Political (In)Security in the Middle East

Weak states are problematic because their internal politics are often violent, and their domestic insecurity often spills over to disrupt the security of neighbouring states.

Rethinking the Anthropocene as Carnivalocene

Rethinking the Anthropocene as Carnivalocene

The Anthropocene is a deeply intense, material experience: a wild romp of the grotesque and the transgressive, emphasising our shared character of Earthly being.

The Transnational in China’s Foreign Policy: The Case of Sino-Japanese Relations

The Transnational in China’s Foreign Policy: The Case of Sino-Japanese Relations

Relations between the People’s Republic of China and Japan seem to display a plethora of unresolved issues that strain the ties between the two countries.

Evolution of Sino-Japanese Relations: Implications for Northeast Asia and Beyond

Evolution of Sino-Japanese Relations: Implications for Northeast Asia and Beyond

China and Japan regularly hold bilateral talks and participate in multilateral discussions about regional cooperation, but trust deficits keep the two nations apart.

Getting the Most Out of Class Discussion

Getting the Most Out of Class Discussion

Good and bad discussions seem to occur at all levels, introductory levels, advanced classes, even graduate classes. For teaching academics, this raises some interesting issues.

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