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The 2019 E-IR Article Award ($1500 Prize)

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 international relations.

Interview – Hans Carl von Werthern

Interview – Hans Carl von Werthern

Ambassador Hans Carl von Werthern discusses Germany-Japan relations, proposals for reform of the UN Security Council, and the impact of the Fukushima disaster in Germany.

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Mandelbaum’s book is an analytically flawed, contradictory and unconventional piece of realist scholarship that considers the instability of the post-Cold War period.

Examining and Critiquing the Security–Development Nexus

Examining and Critiquing the Security–Development Nexus

The idea of a security-development nexus, that a country’s well-being depends on its level of development, is too simplistic to explain the dynamics of conflict.

Recent Posts

A Biopolitical and Necropolitical Analysis of Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

A Biopolitical and Necropolitical Analysis of Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

The logic of the non-proliferation regime and the choice to proliferate can be explained by the theoretical fusion of biopolitics and necropolitics.

Review Feature – Perspectives on Eco-Socialism

Review Feature – Perspectives on Eco-Socialism

At a time when it is apparent that green capitalist proposals are insufficient, these two books are welcome additions to the growing literature on eco-socialism.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Queer Theory and Sexual Equality

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Queer Theory and Sexual Equality

Queer Theory allows analysis not just of Gender categories, but also how these function within the politico-economic context.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Liberalism and American Imperialism

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Liberalism and American Imperialism

US relations with Mexico in the 1910s show how institutional and normative domestic structures restrained the use of violent power.

The Limitations and Capabilities of the United Nations in Modern Conflict

The Limitations and Capabilities of the United Nations in Modern Conflict

The ongoing Syrian Civil War exemplifies the need to reform the United Nations Security Council in order to better address elements of modern conflict.

Adding ‘T’ to BRICS: A NATO Ally in Transition

Adding ‘T’ to BRICS: A NATO Ally in Transition

Turkey’s increasing aspiration to become a member of the BRICS grouping holds economic, political, and ontological benefits for it, but will a “T” be added to BRICS soon?

Criminals, Kleptocrats, and the NGO

Criminals, Kleptocrats, and the NGO

Fewer organizations have polarized opinion as the Open Dialogue Foundation has, given its advocacy on behalf of oligarchs and those accused of committing crimes.

God Save The Queer: Discussing the Role of the Family in International Relations

God Save The Queer: Discussing the Role of the Family in International Relations

Prevailing understandings of the “family ideal” within International Relations continue to marginalize queer identities at the local, national and international level.

Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Bridge to Peace?

Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Bridge to Peace?

Current biomedical approaches can benefit from Health as a Bridge to Peace by addressing the political and social dimensions of disease outbreaks in conflict zones.

Facebook’s Libra and the International Politics of Financial Infrastructures

Facebook’s Libra and the International Politics of Financial Infrastructures

Thinking in terms of ‘infrastructures’ invites a helpful degree of caution and scepticism about the scope and pace of technological change.

The Third Pillar: The Vulnerable Component of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

The Third Pillar: The Vulnerable Component of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

The lack of consensus surrounding the Third Pillar of R2P, as well as the ambiguity of R2P’s framework, prevents its establishment as a global norm.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Critical Theory and Migration

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Critical Theory and Migration

From a critical perspective, there is only a true solution to this ‘crisis’ when political actors embrace cosmopolitan criteria that balance the interests and rights of everyone involved.

Interview – Muchiru Mark Kuria

Interview – Muchiru Mark Kuria

Muchiru Mark Kuria disusses his company, Kuria Capital, developments and challenges for Kenya’s digital ecosystem, its young entrepreneurs, and the ‘Silicon Savannah’.

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