Germany in the UN Security Council: The Past as Prologue

Germany in the UN Security Council: The Past as Prologue

Germany is likey to use its seat to further its work in improving UNSC working methods to present itself as reliable member, dedicated to the effective working of the organization.

Interview – Odessa Primus

Interview – Odessa Primus

Odessa Primus discusses how data science can be used to inform policy-making, the role of the Global Arena Research Institute, and the politics of the Visegrád countries.

Review – Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations

Review – Race, Gender, and Culture in International Relations

The book crafts unique and insightful approaches to security, political economy, nationalism and IR which build upon a wealth of scholarship on race, gender, and culture.

Fighting Patriarchy like it’s 1938: Virginia Woolf, Trailblazer of Feminist IR

Fighting Patriarchy like it’s 1938: Virginia Woolf, Trailblazer of Feminist IR

Virginia Woolf’s work “Three Guineas” should be read as a transgressive, iconoclastic, and avant-gardist classic of critical feminist and gendered IR theory.

Recent Posts

Is Universal Health Coverage Always the Best Solution to Health Challenges?

Is Universal Health Coverage Always the Best Solution to Health Challenges?

While Universal Health Coverage remains a goal worth pursuing, it faces numerous local and global challenges rendering its meaningful implementation difficult.

Human Rights and Climate Change in the Philippines

Human Rights and Climate Change in the Philippines

In the state-centric human rights infrastructure, the government’s compliance with its human rights duties and standards to regulate corporations should be the central focus.

Are We Living in a Post-Panoptic Society?

Are We Living in a Post-Panoptic Society?

When Foucault’s theory is analysed in the context of contemporary surveillance, it suggests that we are living in a post-panoptic society.

Rethinking the Anthropocene as Carnivalocene

Rethinking the Anthropocene as Carnivalocene

The Anthropocene is a deeply intense, material experience: a wild romp of the grotesque and the transgressive, emphasising our shared character of Earthly being.

The Transnational in China’s Foreign Policy: The Case of Sino-Japanese Relations

The Transnational in China’s Foreign Policy: The Case of Sino-Japanese Relations

Relations between the People’s Republic of China and Japan seem to display a plethora of unresolved issues that strain the ties between the two countries.

Evolution of Sino-Japanese Relations: Implications for Northeast Asia and Beyond

Evolution of Sino-Japanese Relations: Implications for Northeast Asia and Beyond

China and Japan regularly hold bilateral talks and participate in multilateral discussions about regional cooperation, but trust deficits keep the two nations apart.

Getting the Most Out of Class Discussion

Getting the Most Out of Class Discussion

Good and bad discussions seem to occur at all levels, introductory levels, advanced classes, even graduate classes. For teaching academics, this raises some interesting issues.

Egypt’s Security Paradox in Libya

Egypt’s Security Paradox in Libya

Direct security concerns have pushed Egypt into a security paradox regarding Libya. By supporting militias, Egypt is directly contradicting UN unity efforts.

Mechanisms Behind Diffusion of Democracy in the Pearl River Delta Region

Mechanisms Behind Diffusion of Democracy in the Pearl River Delta Region

Despite their limited resources, promoters of democracy in Hong Kong and Taiwan may still have a democratising impact on some sections of Mainland China’s society.

Chinese Diplomacy in Africa: Constructing the Security-Development Nexus

Chinese Diplomacy in Africa: Constructing the Security-Development Nexus

China has socialised African leaders into a narrative of South-South cooperation that calls for increased cooperation and legitimises the security-development nexus.

Now Recruiting: Editorial Assistants

Now Recruiting: Editorial Assistants

Are you the kind of person who has the drive to learn new things and a desire to not just think things up, but to see them through to completion? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Becoming a ‘Responsible Power’?: China’s New Role During the JCPOA Negotiations

Becoming a ‘Responsible Power’?: China’s New Role During the JCPOA Negotiations

When U.N. requirements were not met by Iran, China allowed stricter sanctions to be passed. Each time, China’s goal was to have Iran come back to the negotiating table.

Negotiating Sovereignty: Japanese Power and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Negotiating Sovereignty: Japanese Power and the Non-Proliferation Treaty

Clear asymmetries of power existed between Japan and the hegemonic Cold War powers during the Non-Proliferation Treaty negotiations, yet each party received concessions.

Trajectories of Anticolonialism in Egypt

Trajectories of Anticolonialism in Egypt

Understanding the past through how the future was imagined has a lot to tell us about the mechanisms of power in our contemporary post-colonial period.

Pagan Spirituality and Politics

Pagan Spirituality and Politics

Spirituality, whether pagan of that of other ecologically-minded religiosities, and populist/competitive politics have an obstacle-strewn and difficult road ahead.

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