Gender Troubled? Three Simple Steps to Avoid Silencing Gender in IR

Gender Troubled? Three Simple Steps to Avoid Silencing Gender in IR

There are ways to open up space for the inclusion of gender analyses in IR. With some effort, the rote tendency in much of IR to ignore gender can be turned around.

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

Prof. Ehteshami talks about his latest book on Iran, the MENA region’s relationship with East Asia, the impact of sanctions on Iran, and the resurgence of Saudi Arabia.

Brexit: The Uncivil War

Brexit: The Uncivil War

This drama speaks to the divide between old and new politics, civility and hatred, and largely succeeds in a balanced critique of both the Leave and Remain campaigns.

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Internet Democracy in ‘New’ India

The internet has given privileges as well as challenges to India which is new in the sense of the economic and according socio-political transformations.

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Can IOs Become “Autonomous Sites of Authority”?

Can IOs Become “Autonomous Sites of Authority”?

IOs can become autonomous sites of authority but they are never wholly independent actors.

(Impossible) Women and Boko Haram: The Paradox of Female Support to Sharia Law

(Impossible) Women and Boko Haram: The Paradox of Female Support to Sharia Law

A nuanced and contextual analysis is necessary to understand Nigerian women’s agency and their involvement with Boko Haram.

Queer Asylum Seekers as a Threat to the State: An Analysis of UK Border Controls

Queer Asylum Seekers as a Threat to the State: An Analysis of UK Border Controls

UN refugee laws and the UK asylum process perpetuate unrealistic expectations of queer identity for asylum seekers.

A Rationale for Pluralism: The Rural, Remote Peasant

A Rationale for Pluralism: The Rural, Remote Peasant

Policies that force people to choose between homogenization, fracture, or exclusion are rarely viable. Pluralism (institutional, cultural, social, and economic) offers extended periods of peace.

Working with and Supporting Teaching Assistants

Working with and Supporting Teaching Assistants

Working with Teaching Assistants means considering an additional set of issues, but this time is well worth the while.

Turning Point & Padlet: Using Technology in Small Group Teaching

Turning Point & Padlet: Using Technology in Small Group Teaching

Padle and Turning Point are technological tool that help engage small groups in a more interactive way and thus facilitate teaching and learning.

A woman surveys what is left of her home after government bulldozers moved in to raze down building structures as part of a campaign to clean up Monrovia.  The illegal structures were built by residents during the conflict after their previous homes were destroyed by mortars and gunfire.
31/Mar/2007. Monrovia, Liberia. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

Why Are Feminist Theorists in International Relations so Critical of UNSCR 1325?

UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security offered policy recommendations that failed to make significant changes to women and girls in areas of armed conflict.

Key Mileposts and Actors in Settling the Comfort Women Impasse

Key Mileposts and Actors in Settling the Comfort Women Impasse

Bilateral relations reached an impasse after the impeachment of Park Geun-hye in 2017, unsettling further progress with Japan.

A Unified Korea: Good for All (Except Japan)

A Unified Korea: Good for All (Except Japan)

If the Koreas gain greater harmony they may focus more overtly on Japan’s past deeds and its present ambitions, directly impacting upon Japan’s ‘middle power‘ status.

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What IR Can Learn From the Intellectual Historian

The intellectual historian makes an important contribution to IR by taking its practitioners beyond the simple approach to the past that the idea of a canon represents.

A Critical Reflection on Sovereignty in International Relations Today

A Critical Reflection on Sovereignty in International Relations Today

Critiquing the Hobbesian state of nature through the postcolonial lens highlights Western ontological assumptions of sovereignty in International Relations.

Nuclear Proliferation and Humanitarian Security Regimes in the US & Norway

Nuclear Proliferation and Humanitarian Security Regimes in the US & Norway

Humanitarian Security Regimes in both Norway and the US have impacted nuclear proliferation on the world stage.

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