“No Friend of Iran”: Tehran’s Responses to the Taliban’s Return to Power in Afghanistan

Jamsheed K. Choksy and Carol E. B. Choksy • Sep 13 2021 • Articles

Part of Tehran’s outreach to the Taliban has been to blame Afghanistan’s chaos on the US. But, past events suggest that the Taliban is no friend of Iran.

Different Type of Refugee: Onward Journeys of Gulf-Born Migrants from Politically Volatile Countries

Idil Akinci-Perez • Sep 12 2021 • Articles

Academic inquiry should go beyond categorisation to understand what pushes migrants to seek alternative permanencies elsewhere, and under what conditions.

Reflections on Afghanistan: War is Folly for the Weak on Wisdom and Will

Robert Cassidy • Sep 12 2021 • Articles

Afghanistan is not the graveyard of empires, it is the graveyard of strategy.

A Constructivist Approach to Maritime Spaces

Marcelo M. Valença and Daniel Edler Duarte • Sep 11 2021 • Articles

Maritime spaces are political zones. In these spaces, agents manifest their interests and pursue their strategies based on the distribution of material and ideational resources.

Power-sharing in Iraq as a Model for Afghanistan?

Mary Brace • Sep 11 2021 • Essays

Looking to Iraq as an example, Afghanistan should be wary of formalizing consociational arrangements as the Taliban reintegrate into Afghan society.

Anarchy and Occupation: The US in the Mexican-American War and in Afghanistan

Ricardo Jasso • Sep 9 2021 • Articles

The lack of domination structures through which imperial or state power can be exerted strains, and renders futile, the capabilities of the occupying force.

Interview – Yaser Alashqar

E-International Relations • Sep 9 2021 • Features

Yaser Alashqar discusses the role of external actors in the Israel-Palestine conflict, plus the impact of normalisation deals and the election of Naftali Bennet on the conflict.

Breaking and Entering: Subverting Sovereignty Despite the International System

Harsha Daswani • Sep 8 2021 • Essays

Intervention and sovereignty are both important and contradictory components of the international system. Yet despite principles of state sovereignty, international state interventions remain prevalent.

Shifting Hegemony: China’s Challenge to U.S. Hegemony During COVID-19

Lior Hamovitz • Sep 7 2021 • Essays

COVID-19 has shed a light on China’s leadership and governance model as a tool to undermine the American position within the international system.

The Bush Administration’s Invasion of Iraq: A Case of Ontological Insecurity?

Ayman Triki • Sep 7 2021 • Essays

By creating new threats to generate both international and domestic purpose, ontological insecurity was integral to the US decision to invade Iraq in 2003.

Review – Citizenship

Rizal Buendia • Sep 7 2021 • Features

Kochenov’s provocative book assesses the concept and practice of citizenship, which he contends has always, in essence, been racist.

Who Are the Taliban?

Grant Farr • Sep 6 2021 • Articles

We still do not know exactly how the Taliban will rule Afghanistan. Yet, experience suggests that many Afghans have much to fear – especially women and the Shi’a.

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