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The 2019 E-IR Article Award

E-IR’s Article Award, sponsored by Macmillan, Hurst, I.B. Tauris, Polity & Routledge invites PhD students and early career academics to prepare papers that will contribute to a better understanding of IR.

Interview – Katarina Kušić

Interview – Katarina Kušić

Katarina Kušić discusses the concepts of intervention and liberal governmentality, her research on Serbia, ethnography and decolonial thought applied to Southeast Europe.

Review – Social Closure and International Society

Review – Social Closure and International Society

Naylor’s framework analyses how state and non-state actors compete for status within international society by focusing on social division, stratification and closure.

Between Pepe and Beyoncé: The Role of Popular Culture in Political Research

Between Pepe and Beyoncé: The Role of Popular Culture in Political Research

Popular culture can act both as an analogous tool for political scientists and as a mirror for public attitudes.

Recent Posts

Is the European Union’s Institutional Architecture in Multiple Crisis?

Is the European Union’s Institutional Architecture in Multiple Crisis?

The multiple crises facing the EU are not isolated incidents, but are complex and interconnected issues developed over the course of the EU’s history.

Opinion – The Dutch Don’t Need Big Subs to Watch the Bay

Opinion – The Dutch Don’t Need Big Subs to Watch the Bay

It can be tempting for military leaders to “go big”, but it is better to “go smart” and choose what is best suited for one’s needs.

Compassionate Warfare, a Hard Promise to Keep: COIN in Iraq and Afghanistan

Compassionate Warfare, a Hard Promise to Keep: COIN in Iraq and Afghanistan

Despite the emphasis on winning “hearts and minds,” Counterinsurgency (COIN) campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan have not achieved their objectives.

Russia and Turkey: An Ambiguous Energy Partnership

Russia and Turkey: An Ambiguous Energy Partnership

Notwithstanding conflicting geopolitical calculations, the relationship between Russia and Turkey is deeply embedded in an energy-based solid economic foundation.

Re-examining Political Silence: New Openings for Research and Practice

Re-examining Political Silence: New Openings for Research and Practice

Political silence, whether intentional or unintentional, produces uncertainty, in such a way that entangles the recipient of silence in confusion.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Postcolonialism and Women of Colour

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Postcolonialism and Women of Colour

Postcolonialism forces us to reckon with the everyday injustices and oppressions that can reveal themselves in the starkest terms through a particular moment of crisis.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Constructivism and Bhutan’s National Interests

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Constructivism and Bhutan’s National Interests

Bhutan has developed a distinctive national identity that differentiates it from its neighbours, making it an interesting case to apply to constructivism.

Osama bin Laden (L) sits with his adviser and purported successor Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian linked to the al Qaeda network, during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir (not pictured) in an image supplied by the respected Dawn newspaper November 10, 2001. Al Qaedas elusive leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital Islamabad, U.S. President Barack Obama said on May 1, 2011. REUTERS/Hamid Mir/Editor/Ausaf Newspaper for Daily Dawn (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY). (Foto: HO/Scanpix 2011)

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Poststructuralism and Media Representations of Terrorists

The official discourse across an event, although powerful, never fully accounts for the reading of the entire situation.

Student Feature – Spotlight on the WTO and its Appellate Body Crisis

Student Feature – Spotlight on the WTO and its Appellate Body Crisis

The WTO is known for its robust dispute settlement mechanism, but this procedure is threatened by the blocking of appointments to its appellate body.

To What Extent is the Realist School of IR Theory Useful for Policymakers?

To What Extent is the Realist School of IR Theory Useful for Policymakers?

Due to contrasting aims of IR theory and practice, the processes drastically differ and limit the extent to which theory can be applied to practicing world politics.

Interview – Nayan Chanda

Interview – Nayan Chanda

Nayan Chanda discusses the US-China trade war, its repercusions, and parallels with US-Japan relations in the 1980s, as well as the current backlash against globalization.

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