Norms, Norm Violations, and IR Theory

Norms, Norm Violations, and IR Theory

With the shift from a unipolar world to a multipolar one, understanding the interactions between strong powers and norms, norm violations, and norm shifts is important.

Interview – Daniel Moore

Interview – Daniel Moore

Daniel Moore talks about his PhD research on military offensive network operations, the increased weaponization of cyber capabilities and private intelligence companies.

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Review – Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

The authors tackle the ethical issues surrounding humanitarian intervention and the principles of sovereignty and non-intervention – from two competing standpoints.

Brexit and the 2019 European Elections

Brexit and the 2019 European Elections

2019 European elections may finally get to see the polarised debate between pro-European & Eurosceptic politicians, mostly only framed as such in mediated public debate.

Recent Posts

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark yesterday.
The SG Visited by boat  the Middelgrunden Off Shore Windturbines with Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Per Stig M¿ller.
The off shore wind farm called ÒMiddelgrundenÓ is located in the ¯resund Straight (separating Denmark and Sweden).
The off shore wind farm was established on a natural reef 3.5 kms outside Copenhagen Harbor, in the autumn of 2000 and consists of
20 turbines, each with 2 megawatt capacity.
Middelgrunden is the largest wind farm in the world based on cooperative ownership.

Climate Change and Mental Health: An Unlikely Duo

Mental illness should be included as a critical issue in discussions of human security and global climate change.

The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Church Crisis

The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Ukrainian Church Crisis

In the Orthodox ecclesiastical world, the issue of an Ukrainian autocephalous church has emerged. Now, the question is how this crisis is going to escalate.

The Challenges to Middle Eastern International Society: A Study in Disorder

The Challenges to Middle Eastern International Society: A Study in Disorder

The Middle East is in a state of flux in which power politics and threats narrow states’ security interests to within their borders, which hampers the effective functioning of a regional society.

Incubators of Terror: Anatomising the Determinants of Domestic Terrorism

Incubators of Terror: Anatomising the Determinants of Domestic Terrorism

The presence of domestic terrorism in a state is linked to government strength and the territorial control of the terrorist organizations themselves.

Call for Papers – Conceptualising Remote Warfare: The Past, Present and Future

Call for Papers – Conceptualising Remote Warfare: The Past, Present and Future

E-IR welcomes proposals for a workshop and an edited collection on the theme of remote warfare – including its historical roots and future trends.

Conflicts and Crisis in the Cameroon Anglophone Region

Conflicts and Crisis in the Cameroon Anglophone Region

In view of the flaws of the decolonization of Cameroon, will Western powers continue to turn a blind eye on the fratricidal war in the Cameroon Anglophone region? 

Van Beersum Affair: The Right to Participate in the Parliament of the Streets

Van Beersum Affair: The Right to Participate in the Parliament of the Streets

Because of the principle of territorial sovereignty, every sovereign state possesses the power to exclude non-citizens from participating in political affairs.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre left) attends a resumed session of the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
19/Dec/2009. Copenhagen, Denmark. UN Photo/Mark Garten. www.un.org/av/photo/

The Emerging Politics of Geoengineering

Geoengineering is still an idea under investigation, but an idea with potentially major consequences on political behavior and decision making.

Contesting American Power: Beijing’s Challenge in South China Sea Disputes

Contesting American Power: Beijing’s Challenge in South China Sea Disputes

Chinese militarization of the South China Sea region reflects Beijing’s new found resolve and confidence in undermining American power.

China’s Policy Paper on Latin America and the Caribbean: Ten Years After

China’s Policy Paper on Latin America and the Caribbean: Ten Years After

Despite the geographical distance among China, Taiwan and Latin American countries, the Cross-Strait dispute could have deep implications in the geopolitical arena.

Norm Contestation, Political Assassinations, and Targeted Killings

Norm Contestation, Political Assassinations, and Targeted Killings

While democratic or liberal-democratic states have championed positive norms, they have also taken-up targeted killings which defy long-established conventions.

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