Israel and the Arab Gulf: An Israeli-Saudi Alliance in the Making?

Israel and the Arab Gulf: An Israeli-Saudi Alliance in the Making?

A strategic alliance between the Gulf States and Israel would be a first major step toward Israel’s transformation into the leading Middle Eastern regional power.

Interview – Lucy Corkin

Interview – Lucy Corkin

Lucy Corkin talks to us about Chinese investment in Africa and the relationship more broadly, the fintech revolution in Africa and the impact on traditional banking.

Review – The Politics of Political Science

Review – The Politics of Political Science

Paulo Ravecca’s original and innovative book reflects on the state of the discipline of political science in Latin America via the deconstruction of hegemonic visions.

The Carter Administration and Human Rights in Chile, 1977-81

The Carter Administration and Human Rights in Chile, 1977-81

Jimmy Carter ignored human rights abuses perpetuated by the Pinochet regime and only responded if the threat was to do with containing the communist threat in Chile.

Recent Posts

Migration Governance: Between Skills Needs and Social Constraints

Migration Governance: Between Skills Needs and Social Constraints

The UAE needs a new migration governance framework as the present policy leads to an increased gap between shifting the economy and labour market productivity.

How Often Does the UN Security Council Use a Gender Lens? Not Often Enough

How Often Does the UN Security Council Use a Gender Lens? Not Often Enough

The Women, Peace and Security agenda’s impact continues to be limited in scope as Security Council meetings do not incorporate the gender lens mandated by USNCR 1325.

Asylum Paradiplomacy: Putting Cities on the Map of Migration Policymaking

Asylum Paradiplomacy: Putting Cities on the Map of Migration Policymaking

By behaving as actors in the international arena, subnational units have been able to establish a new route to tackle challenges concerning integration of refugees.

Change of Players, Change of Game: How States Got Left Behind on Climate Change

Change of Players, Change of Game: How States Got Left Behind on Climate Change

Climate change may be a unique transnational risk, but how non-national actors are responding to it offers general lessons for our understanding of global politics.

Recursive Politics: The 20th-Century Roots of China’s Return to Monarchy

Recursive Politics: The 20th-Century Roots of China’s Return to Monarchy

A look into the history and political philosophy of China explains its current authoritarian tendencies.

Res Publica Christiana Revisited: International Organization in the Middle Ages

Res Publica Christiana Revisited: International Organization in the Middle Ages

A re-examination of Bull’s international society shows how the Middle Ages, while lacking modern states, maintained international organisation with the Catholic Church.

Interview – Yolande Bouka

Interview – Yolande Bouka

Yolande Bouka discusses the importance of Black History Month, anti-black racism and how to decolonise IR, female agency in warfare and transitional justice in Rwanda.

Interview – Olivia Rutazibwa

Interview – Olivia Rutazibwa

Olivia Rutazibwa discusses the importance of Black History Month, silencing in IR, epistemic violence, decolonial approaches to humanitarianism and ethical retreat.

Interview – Toni Haastrup

Interview – Toni Haastrup

Toni Haastrup discusses the importance of Black History Month, challenges faced by the African Union, the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, EU-AU relations and Brexit.

Terrorism and the End of Western Hegemony: A Gramscian Perspective

Terrorism and the End of Western Hegemony: A Gramscian Perspective

Terrorists’ organizations are counter-hegemonic strategy that pose a threat to US hegemony, and these non-state structures operate along the Gramscian model.

A Critical Analysis of The Exclusion of the State in Terrorism Studies

A Critical Analysis of The Exclusion of the State in Terrorism Studies

The exclusion of the State from Terrorism Studies not only hinders a comprehensive understanding of the terrorist phenomenon, but also conceals state violence.

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