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The 2018 E-IR Article Award ($1000 Prize)

E-IR’s Article Award, sponsored by Zed, Hurst, I.B. Tauris & Routledge invites PhD students and early career academics to prepare papers that will contribute to a better understanding of international relations.

Interview – Dirk Kruijt

Interview – Dirk Kruijt

Dirk Kruijt discusses Cuba’s relationship with the Latin American Left, including it’s support for armed guerrillas, and how this policy has transformed over the decades.

Review: The Political Economy of European Security

Review: The Political Economy of European Security

A timely and very innovative analysis of the relationships between interest groups and EU institutions in the fields of justice, home affairs and defence.

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Third Cinema and Social Science

Film depictions of terrorism and processes of radicalization, particularly in Third Cinema, can be used to generate research questions that might otherwise go unasked. 

Recent Posts

Engaging Iran

Engaging Iran

Support for Iranian reform without threats of regime overthrow would bring greater convergence with Iran and the outside world and address the shortcomings of post-revolutionary Iranian society.

X-47B by Mahwish Chishty

Scopic Regimes, Drones, and the Visual Turn in International Relations

The discipline of international relations needs to better engage with different ways of seeing, particularly those arising outside of western traditions.

Building Trust in NGOs

Building Trust in NGOs

Focusing on authenticity and values will not work if NGOs continue to have scandals. There is always a measure of observation and reflection involved in perceptions of trustworthiness.

Problems with the Reintegration of Afghan Refugees

Problems with the Reintegration of Afghan Refugees

Afghanistan’s returning refugees are creating new problems as many are landless and therefore crowd the major cities, especially Kabul.

Iran Talks. Abschluss Iran Verhandlungen. UNO. Wien, 14.07.2015, Foto: Dragan Tatic

An International Relations Perspective on the Iran Nuclear Deal

The deal problematically upheld the image of Iran going nuclear as a horror scenario to be prevented, cementing the securitization of Iran’s case without re-politicizing Israel’s nuclear status.

The Persistence of the FARC in Colombia

The Persistence of the FARC in Colombia

The FARC was able to organize, survive government onslaughts, train and recruit soldiers, and fund operations because of the absence of the state from much of the Colombian countryside.

The Absence of Methodology in Securitisation Theory

The Absence of Methodology in Securitisation Theory

A focus on scientific ontological debates and an ambiguous theoretical conceptualisation of security prohibits the development of a consistent methodology in securitisation theory.

How National Identity Influences US Foreign Policy

How National Identity Influences US Foreign Policy

American exceptionalism drives the United States to believe that it is legitimate in all of its foreign policy actions and that its intentions are above reproach.

The Rigidity of the Russian Partial Reform Equilibrium

The Rigidity of the Russian Partial Reform Equilibrium

The Russian partial reform equilibrium is sustained by an executive seeking stability, a group of transient winners taking advantage of concentrated streams of rent and a rent-neutral sector of public and business life.

A Well-Founded Fear of Environment: International Resistance to Climate Refugees

A Well-Founded Fear of Environment: International Resistance to Climate Refugees

Ultimately, the climate refugee norm is stalled due to competing discourses surrounding environmental and migration remedies.

How History Shapes India’s Foreign Policy Goals

How History Shapes India’s Foreign Policy Goals

A historical perspective is required to understand how India’s past as a both a dominant and an oppressed power affects its modern foreign policy identity.

The Invisible Army: Explaining Private Military and Security Companies

The Invisible Army: Explaining Private Military and Security Companies

Recent US administrations, specifically under President Obama, continued to make private military and security companies part and parcel of their military efforts abroad.

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