The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination

The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination

Moving beyond the existing UN paradigm might bring forward better and sustainable solutions for some of the world’s longest-lasting conflicts.

Interview – Leonardo Martinez-Diaz

Interview – Leonardo Martinez-Diaz

Leonardo Martinez-Diaz discusses sustainable finance, actionable data and how communities and governments can strengthen their resilience and prepare for climate change.

Review – Partitions

Review – Partitions

Dubnov and Robinson explore the use of partitions by the British Empire, how they were manipulated transnationally to serve British interests, and their impacts today.

Hydropower in India: A Source of Heightened Risk and Inequality

Hydropower in India: A Source of Heightened Risk and Inequality

The Indian government’s recent ambitions in the realm of hydropower has created new issues and risks.

Recent Posts

Opinion – Estonia’s Soft Power through Technology

Opinion – Estonia’s Soft Power through Technology

Whilst Estonian domestic politics continues to be somewhat chaotic, its expansive foreign policy continues to embrace e-Governance as a soft power tool of the future.

The Growth of Feminist (?) Foreign Policy

The Growth of Feminist (?) Foreign Policy

Feminist foreign policy’s uptake so far has been restricted to middle powers; it will be interesting to see whether or not more powerful states start to adopt it as well.

The Semi-Public World of Influencer Diplomacy, Universities and Think Tanks

The Semi-Public World of Influencer Diplomacy, Universities and Think Tanks

Governments that engage in influencer diplomacy as well as those who benefit from it have an interest in keeping these activities semi-public.

The Rise of Populism: a Threat to Civil Society?

The Rise of Populism: a Threat to Civil Society?

The Indian case shows that populism presents anti-elitist and people-centred characteristics with a conception of “the people” that can be exclusionary.

Jus Post Bellum and Responsibilities to Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Jus Post Bellum and Responsibilities to Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Pope Francis draws on jus post bellum to demand that states who intervene militarily in the affairs of others, take responsibility for those displaced by intervention.

(Washington, DC - EUA 19/03/2019) Presidente da República Jair Bolsonaro assina o livro de visitas da White House.
Foto: Alan Santos/PR

Two Nationalists and Their Differences – an Analysis of Trump and Bolsonaro

Neoclassical realism highlights the differences between the two leaders’ populist policies, namely Bolsonaro’s more open stance toward the global economy.

Misreading Clausewitz: The Enduring Relevance of On War

Misreading Clausewitz: The Enduring Relevance of On War

Criticism of Clausewitz is based on a fundamental misreading of Clausewitz’s theory of war and the philosophical framework in which it is set.

Join Our Team as an IR Theory Editor

Join Our Team as an IR Theory Editor

IR theory is at the heart of the discipline, and has grown into many areas that are all ripe for exploring on an open access platform such as E-IR.

Globalization, Human Trafficking and Tourism in the Caribbean

Globalization, Human Trafficking and Tourism in the Caribbean

Sex tourism is the recreation of racist exploitation measures. Several factors link back to globalization’s role of driving the exploitation of Caribbean women and men.

Let’s Talk: Transformative Leadership and International Relations

Let’s Talk: Transformative Leadership and International Relations

By exploring transformative leaders’ practice, students gain a deeper understanding when, how, and under what conditions political or social transformation takes place.

Now Recruiting – Global South Editors

Now Recruiting – Global South Editors

We are seeking early career scholars and students to help us develop our academic coverage of scholarly debates focused on the Global South.

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