Sex, Tongue, and International Relations

Sex, Tongue, and International Relations

We must tackle the problem of sexual liberation to show how global narratives assert the existence of diverse sexualities but also impose external arrangements.

Interview – Tom Watts

Interview – Tom Watts

Tom Watts discusses his research on security cooperation as an instrument of remote warfare, Obama’s counterterrorism policies and life as an early-career scholar.

Review – Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention

Review – Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention

Zollman’s book provides a well-supported analysis of the nature and significance of media, propaganda and intervention using six key events reported in three countries.

A general view of participants at a 35th Session of the Human Rights Council. 6 June 2017. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

Human Rights Law as a Control on the Exercise of Power in the UK

The exercise of power in the UK acts as a control on human rights law, which is concealed beneath various controls and limitations which are powerful in theory, but are lacking in practice.

Recent Posts

Jimmy Carter’s Liberalism: A Failed Revolution of U.S. Foreign Policy?

Jimmy Carter’s Liberalism: A Failed Revolution of U.S. Foreign Policy?

Carter’s progressive human rights and arms control policies ultimately failed as he underestimated the prevailing geopolitical landscape of the Cold War.

How, if at all, Does Hierarchy Exist Both in the Theory and Practice of IR?

How, if at all, Does Hierarchy Exist Both in the Theory and Practice of IR?

IR theoretical perspectives are governed by Western principles, thus constructing a hierarchy that places the West as the core analytical entity within the discourse.

Does Presentism Work? An Evaluation of the Memory Politics of Fidesz

Does Presentism Work? An Evaluation of the Memory Politics of Fidesz

The theory of presentism sheds light on the subject of collective memory and memory politics, especially in the case of Hungary’s Fidesz party.

The Doctrine of Residual Power in Canadian Diplomacy

The Doctrine of Residual Power in Canadian Diplomacy

There is an epistemological break between diplomacy and public service. Canadian diplomats who undertook ‘rogue’ actions can find the moral high ground in this break.

From Arms to Ballots: The Politicization of Hezbollah and Hamas

From Arms to Ballots: The Politicization of Hezbollah and Hamas

Hezbollah and Hamas give credence to how imperative a hierarchical organizational structure, robust leadership, and healthy public support are in terms of politicization.

Interview – Sophie Harman

Interview – Sophie Harman

Sophie Harman spoke to us about her BAFTA nominated film Pili, film as a research method, issues in global health governance and agency in feminist decolonial research.

Papal Dialogue with Islam: A Long Way to Abu Dhabi, a Long Way to Peace

Papal Dialogue with Islam: A Long Way to Abu Dhabi, a Long Way to Peace

Papal dialogue with Islam will not solve all problems but the way to Abu Dhabi has had an impact on the public and political constellation of world politics.

Demography, Migration and Security in the Middle East

Demography, Migration and Security in the Middle East

Addressing the impact of current population patterns on Middle Eastern communities and migration in the region is imperative for achieving security and stability.

Violent Non-State Actors in the Middle East: Origins and Goals

Violent Non-State Actors in the Middle East: Origins and Goals

Violent Non-State Actors are formidable challengers of the legitimacy and security of the existing state system in the Middle East and to those who govern those states.

Directors of the Apocalypse: A Tale of Russo-Soviet Nuclear Mismanagement

Directors of the Apocalypse: A Tale of Russo-Soviet Nuclear Mismanagement

Due to unchecked authoritarian practices, pre- and post-Soviet Russia has grossly mismanaged its nuclear facilities with disastrous consequences.

The Days of May (Again): What Happens to Brexit Now?

The Days of May (Again): What Happens to Brexit Now?

To snuff out Nigel Farage a second time, the Conservatives will almost certainly elect Boris Johnson, and he will push for a No Deal exit.

Interview – Jonna Nyman

Interview – Jonna Nyman

Jonna Nyman discusses the ‘energy security paradox’, energy securitisation, her fieldwork in China and current research that seeks to understand security beyond the West.

Revisiting Inevitability and Misperceptions: The 1962 Sino-Indian War

Revisiting Inevitability and Misperceptions: The 1962 Sino-Indian War

As shown by the Sino-Indian war, states can seriously misperceive each other’s true actions and intent.

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