Steps Toward Redress for Comfort Women

Steps Toward Redress for Comfort Women

For decades, the comfort women remained in the shadows because of the deep shame and guilt that they felt as a result of their experiences at the hands of Imperial Japan during the Second World War.

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Interview – Stephen McGlinchey

As part of a series of interviews on Broadening Engagements with International Affairs, The ISA’s Jamie J. Hagen interviewed E-IR’s Editor-in-Chief.

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Review – Inside the Foreign Office

This three-part documentary shows UK politicians and civil servants in action, explores what diplomats do, and the impact of Brexit with some amusing yet worrying footage.

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Aquaman: a New Year Parable In Race and Ethnicity

The recent Hollywood adaptation of Aquaman provides an important metaphor for racial conflict, and a timely talking point in modern society.

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Creating A Terrorist: Evan Kohlmann v. Sami Osmakac

Creating A Terrorist: Evan Kohlmann v. Sami Osmakac

The expert report in the trial of Sami Osmakac is critically flawed and ultimately unfit to serve as testament to the defendant’s status as a “homegrown” terrorist.

An Ethical Dilemma: How Classical Realism Conceives Human Nature

An Ethical Dilemma: How Classical Realism Conceives Human Nature

Classical realism’s understanding of human nature renders an imperfect depiction of reality that fails to incorporate progress or metaphysical development.

Recrafting International Relations through Relationality

Recrafting International Relations through Relationality

International Relations must be reconceptualised to prioritize the relations that constitute units rather than to proceed from the assumption that units are self-evident.

“Sanctions Are Coming”: Fear and Iranophobia in American Foreign Policy

“Sanctions Are Coming”: Fear and Iranophobia in American Foreign Policy

Iran’s characterization as a great threat in the Middle East is largely a result of institutionalized “Iranophobia” within American foreign policy.

Globalisation, Agency, Theory: A Critical Analysis of Marxism in Light of Brexit

Globalisation, Agency, Theory: A Critical Analysis of Marxism in Light of Brexit

Despite an increasing degree of economic integration, Marxist theory must consider geopolitical competition in the relationship between capitalism and the state system.

Emergency Powers and Executives: An Ever-Present Danger of Abuse?

Emergency Powers and Executives: An Ever-Present Danger of Abuse?

History and more recent events have shown that a risk of abuse of emergency powers always looms, even with well-meaning executives, because reduction is not eradication.

The ‘China Factor’ in India’s Maritime Engagement with Southeast Asia

The ‘China Factor’ in India’s Maritime Engagement with Southeast Asia

China and India’s rise as major naval powers does not preclude the possibility of both developing a more cooperative dynamic in protecting the maritime ‘global commons’.

Public Diplomacy: China’s Newest Charm Offensive

Public Diplomacy: China’s Newest Charm Offensive

Though much remains uncertain due to China’s unique political system, trust remains a crucial ingredient for the success of its various endeavours abroad and ultimately, its public diplomacy.

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Looking Back at 2011

2011 is a moment in history which encapsulated the impulse for achieving democracy yet a review of subsequent events show democratisation is an extremely complex process.

Peace Journalism in Theory and Practice

Peace Journalism in Theory and Practice

Peace journalism is a valid attempt for stripping war journalism from its deeply embedded bias that considers militarism as the most effective remedy to conflict.

Forty Years of Constructing Development: How China Adopted GDP Measurement

Forty Years of Constructing Development: How China Adopted GDP Measurement

Tracing how China adopted GDP measurement in the early reform period (1978-1993) tells us more about how GDP has shaped China’s current powerful status.

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