“The Crime He Committed Was to Steal a Cow”: Moral Luck and Gacaca

Maxfield Hancock • Jul 6 2020 • Essays
By rewarding confession and promoting reintegration, the Rwandan justice program Gacaca was marked by a permissive attitude toward individual moral responsibility.

The Importance of Language in Transatlantic Relations: The INF Treaty

Sara Benkirane Metzger • Jul 5 2020 • Essays
Language was crucial both in the making of the INF Treaty in 1987, and in the Treaty's unmaking in 2019.

Are We Entering an “Asian Century?”: The Possibility of a New International Order

Keita Kawakita • Jul 4 2020 • Essays
Both Asia’s internal political problems and America’s structural advantages prevent the “Asian Century” from becoming a political reality.

Western Fact Finders: Entering the Soviet Union

David R. Marples • Jul 3 2020 • Articles
This chapter describes the author's travel, stories and experiences on Western fact-finding missions into the Soviet Union and Ukraine during the 1980s.

The State of China’s Soft Power in 2020

Daniele Carminati • Jul 3 2020 • Articles
China’s culture still has limited appeal, but as long as it is supported by economic assets and growth, its soft power is bound to attract.

The Global South as a Political Project

Luciana Ballestrin • Jul 3 2020 • Articles
The Global South is a political project which faces several challenges and is permanently disputed by progressive and regressive forces in the multipolar context.

The Protection Paradox: Why Security’s Focus on the State Is Not Enough

Aisha Mahal • Jul 2 2020 • Essays
Feminist security studies explore the need to reconceptualize security away from its realist origins and towards a more individual-focused discipline.

The Great Lockdown vs. The Great Depression and the 2008 Global Financial Crisis

Akshat Sogani • Jul 2 2020 • Essays
Compared to the Great Depression and the 2008 Financial Crisis, the impact of the current economic crisis has been much hastier, more entrenched and very immediate.

The Barriers and Weaknesses of Kofi Annan’s Mediation Efforts in Syria

Tara Cranna • Jul 2 2020 • Essays
Despite the failure of the former UN Secretary-General's efforts in Syria, his work acts as a timeless basis for understanding how mediation efforts can fail.

The Maidan Revolution in Ukraine

David R. Marples • Jul 1 2020 • Articles
The reports from Ukraine made International headlines and the actions in Maidan were visible live on social media. Before long, it was hard to discern truth from fiction.

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