Defining Post-truth: Structures, Agents, and Styles

Defining Post-truth: Structures, Agents, and Styles

Factual truth has a limited but indispensable role to play in pluralistic politics, comparable to material environment that both enables and limits democratic debate.

Interview – Tamás Peragovics

Interview – Tamás Peragovics

Tamás Peragovics discusses his PhD research on the normalization process between the US and China, Chinese foreign policy and the Western-centrism of IR.

Review – Adults in the Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

Review – Adults in the Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

Rather than a lesson on the economics of bailouts and austerity, Varoufakis’ memoir reads like a treatise on the politics of sovereign debt restructuring during crises.

Image by Ken Douglas

International Travel Is a Risky Business: Research, Study, & Proselytizing

When travelling abroad, there are typically no rights to protest nor to challenge or undermine laws in a foreign national context.

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Transitional Justice in Tunisia: Any Role for Islam?

Transitional Justice in Tunisia: Any Role for Islam?

The legacy of strict state control of religion combined with the violent crackdown on Islamic movements impacted the politics of state building after the revolution.

Cycling into Norway – Borders as Creative, Contested Controversies

Cycling into Norway – Borders as Creative, Contested Controversies

Security studies should view borders as “contested moments” to better highlight the complexity of their securitization and the subjectivity of migrants.

Rethinking World Systems Theory and Hegemony: Towards a Marxist-Realist Synthesis

Rethinking World Systems Theory and Hegemony: Towards a Marxist-Realist Synthesis

Realist and Marxist theories analyse the international economy as one of hierarchies that territorially partition the world and concentrate economic wealth within states.

Cold War Theories, War on Terror Practices

Cold War Theories, War on Terror Practices

Old reference points no longer hold in an age marked by transnational security threats that do not align with traditional security frameworks.

Non-Refoulement Obligations in Offshore Detention Facilities

Non-Refoulement Obligations in Offshore Detention Facilities

Cooperation with third States where refugees are sent to be detained in offshore detention facilities would lead to a violation of non-refoulement indirectly.

International Relations Theory and the ‘Islamic State’

International Relations Theory and the ‘Islamic State’

Integrating the root causes of the formation of IS in a systematic framework gives an inclusive and representative image of the formation of this organization.

British Prime Minister Theresa May greets President of the European Council, Donald Tusk in Downing Street on March 1, 2018 in London, England.

Social Media Europe and the Rise of Comedy in Global Diplomacy

As the EU seeks to rebuild its public image in terms that millennials understand, it cannot laugh away the hierarchical power relations that pushed it to this point.

Is Humanitarianism Merely a New Name for Old Forms of Violence and Domination?

Is Humanitarianism Merely a New Name for Old Forms of Violence and Domination?

While humanitarianism has been undermined by political and state interests, positive elements of the core idea still exist and should not be overlooked.

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With Great Power Comes Great Climate Responsibility

Great powers are assessed with regard to their response and responsibility to limit the negative impact of climate change.

Globalism, Regionalism and the Middle East

Globalism, Regionalism and the Middle East

The Middle East is still not a region easily associated with cooperation or integration and is undoubtedly one of the most volatile zones in the world, dominated by crises, conflicts, and wars.

Interview – Elisabete Azevedo-Harman

Interview – Elisabete Azevedo-Harman

Elisabete Azevedo-Harman sheds light on the growth of communication, citizenship and technology in Africa and discusses Dhlakama’s legacy, democracy and President Nyusi.

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