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Interview – Gary Kent

Interview – Gary Kent

Secretary of the all-party parliamentary group on the Kurdistan region, Gary Kent, discusses the group, Iraq and the Kurdish independence referendum and its consequences.

Review – Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development

Review – Multipolar Globalization: Emerging Economies and Development

This book presents a clear and convincing argument for the shift from a Western centered globalization to a multipolar one and also considers multicentric perspectives.

Image by Leslie Bliss

The Future of Popular Geopolitics: Mega-Shark Cinematic Diplomacy

Amidst rising tensions, Hollywood films such as The Meg present an idealized image of harmony between the U.S. and China.

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Gendered Perspectives and Nuclear Disarmament

Gendered Perspectives and Nuclear Disarmament

The inclusion of gendered perspectives in security issues is essential and may even provide an impetus for total nuclear disarmament.

Members from the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service present Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with a flag from Bartilah, a town recaptured just outside of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. This flag symbolizes the efforts of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve composed of U.S. Army Soldiers, U.S. Marine Corps Marines, U.S. Navy Sailors, United States Air Force Airmen and coalition military forces. (DoD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class  Dominique A. Pineiro/released)

The Spread of Islamic Terror in the Contemporary World

The crux of the spread of terrorism lies individual leaders being able to anchor terrorist groups in weak states and use modern communication technologies effectively.

Is Nationalism Inherently Violent?

Is Nationalism Inherently Violent?

Though nationalism by itself may not cause violence, it represents a factor in many inter-communal conflicts and is thus of great importance to international relations.

Are You a Realist in Disguise? A Critical Analysis of Economic Nationalism

Are You a Realist in Disguise? A Critical Analysis of Economic Nationalism

A constructivist lens on economic nationalism goes beyond traditional realism and illustrates that collective identities play a role in economic policy/behaviour.

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, addresses the Security Council Summit on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. The Summit unanimously adopted resolution 1887 (2009), expressing the Security Council's resolve to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons.
24/Sep/2009. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

How Far Does Civil Society Challenge Neopatrimonial Politics in Africa?

The strength of a civil society campaign dictates its efficacy, but only in the face of an unoppressive regime.

Selective Justice and Persecution? The African View of the ICC-UNSC Relationship

Selective Justice and Persecution? The African View of the ICC-UNSC Relationship

Despite evidence to the contrary, the relationship between the ICC and the UN Security Council is perceived to be discriminatory toward Africa.

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Plotting the Future of Popular Geopolitics: An Introduction

This blog entry serves as the first in a series where contributors will assess the current subfield of popular geopolitics while also plotting its trajectories.

Online Resources – Commonwealth of Nations

Online Resources – Commonwealth of Nations

A brief introduction to the Commonwealth of Nations, with links and media to further explore.

Ukrainian and European Populism: Different but Also Very Similar

Ukrainian and European Populism: Different but Also Very Similar

In 2019, Ukrainian voters will be given the choice between voting for the current political forces or the populist alternative. Everyone will be closely watching.

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Good Cop, Bad Cop

European Allies must decide whether or not to honor America as a global intervener by naming the new NATO headquarters building after John McCain.

Mass Atrocities and Western Imperialism: Evaluating “Responsibility to Protect”

Mass Atrocities and Western Imperialism: Evaluating “Responsibility to Protect”

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine has largely failed to effectively end violence against civilians because of its status as a mechanism of humanitarian imperialism.

Empathy and Othering: Framing Syria’s Refugee Crisis in the British Press

Empathy and Othering: Framing Syria’s Refugee Crisis in the British Press

A cosmopolitan framing helps us to perceive this as an issue for global humanity that we are all responsible for, and compels us to assist in the mitigation of suffering.

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