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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 – William Brown

Interview – William Brown

William Brown gives his views on the impact of the legacy of colonialism upon Africa, relations between the EU and Africa, and the relevance of IR to African studies.

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.

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.

Recent Posts

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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.

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.

Is the Feminine Changing in Relation to War?

Is the Feminine Changing in Relation to War?

By occupying perpetual states of contestation, the gender codes of femininity and masculinity have always been changing in relation to war.

Hybrid Warfare and the Role Civilians Play

Hybrid Warfare and the Role Civilians Play

The intent to destabilize and weaken a state or community with persistent, non-military-based attacks is changing the ways in which war is understood.

Liberal Peacebuilding and the Road to Hybrid Emancipatory Peace in Colombia

Liberal Peacebuilding and the Road to Hybrid Emancipatory Peace in Colombia

A Hybrid peacebuilding model that includes liberal and grassroots civil society actors, without the liberal subsuming the indigenous, is imperative for durable peace.

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