Telling the Story of the Comfort Women

Telling the Story of the Comfort Women

By telling the story of the comfort women and identifying all responsible parties, a future world can be built where all women will experience dignity and respect.

Interview – Christoph Harig

Interview – Christoph Harig

Christoph Harig discusses Brazil’s civil-military relations and its participation in MINUSTAH, his expectations for the Bolsonaro administration and trust in politicians.

Review – Becoming

Review – Becoming

Obama’s account of her personal struggles growing up and as First Lady brings relevant questions of race and gender in US and international politics to the fore.

Principles or Power: Mussolini’s Invasion of Ethiopia

Principles or Power: Mussolini’s Invasion of Ethiopia

Mussolini’s invasion of Ethiopia and the failure of the League of Nations to prevent it is best explained through the liberal school of International Relations.

Recent Posts

Crisis or Continuation? The Trump Administration and Liberal Internationalism

Crisis or Continuation? The Trump Administration and Liberal Internationalism

The Trump presidency’s foreign policy can be understood in ‘Trumpian’ Neo-realist terms, which has potential ramifications for the Liberal Internationalist Order.

The Kosovan Precedent for the Annexation of Crimea

The Kosovan Precedent for the Annexation of Crimea

The Kosovan and Crimean situations are superficially similar, but commentators are wrong to claim that a Kosovan precedent can be applied to Crimea.

Herbert C. Hoover and Poland, 1929–1933: Between Myth and Reality

Herbert C. Hoover and Poland, 1929–1933: Between Myth and Reality

The US approach towards Poland and Polish matters during Hoover’s presidency in the context of East Central European policy was extremely important, yet hardly archived.

Walking a Fine Line: The Pros and Cons of Humanitarian Intervention

Walking a Fine Line: The Pros and Cons of Humanitarian Intervention

Humanitarian intervention remains a troubled, yet necessary concept that is impeded by a continuing schism between its legal nature and real world application.

The Weimar Republic’s Policies Towards the Baltic Germans

The Weimar Republic’s Policies Towards the Baltic Germans

Post-WWI the Baltic States not only slipped away from the German sphere of influence, but they also deprived the Baltic-Germans of their previous ruling status.

Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. 30/Dec/2005. UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

Assessing the Claim That the Development of International Theory Is Over

The absence of an independent ontological foundation has rendered the progression and development of future International Relations theory stagnant.

Disputing Venezuela’s Disputes

Disputing Venezuela’s Disputes

Disputes regarding the severity of the Venezuelan crisis, the need for international intervention, and authorities legitimately are the core of Venezuela’s problems.

5 Reasons Why the West Got Islamist Terrorism Wrong

5 Reasons Why the West Got Islamist Terrorism Wrong

Essentializing Islam will not help us find a solution to the use of violence by Muslims. On the contrary, it will only impede the understanding of anti-Western terrorism.

The Iranian Revolution at 40: Shifting Grounds, Continuing Resilience

The Iranian Revolution at 40: Shifting Grounds, Continuing Resilience

Despite challenges, the Islamic Republic is here to stay with its military and social capacity to defend itself from foreign aggression and domestic intervention.

American Policy towards Czechoslovakia, 1918–1945

American Policy towards Czechoslovakia, 1918–1945

Despite calls for support from Czechoslovak democratic forces, the U.S. showed no intentions of increasing its influence in the republic following both World Wars.

Balancing in Central Europe: Great Britain and Hungary in the 1920s

Balancing in Central Europe: Great Britain and Hungary in the 1920s

The most important issue in British-Hungarian relations was the economic and financial stabilisation of Hungary, which reflected British priorities within the region.

‘Almost Perfect’: The Bureaucratic Politics Model and U.S. Foreign Policy

‘Almost Perfect’: The Bureaucratic Politics Model and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Bureaucratic Politics Model provides an ‘almost perfect’ guide to U.S. foreign policymaking, as the presence of the President creates exceptions in this analysis.

What to Do When You Don’t Like a Topic You Teach?

What to Do When You Don’t Like a Topic You Teach?

Some dislike very narrow things, such as single concepts, specific time periods or empirical cases. Others dislike broad theories, large-scale phenomena, and entire (sub-)disciplines.

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