Author profile: Andrew Blencowe

Andrew Blencowe

Andrew Blencowe completed his Bachelor’s degree at Mount Allison University and his MA in Political Science at the University of Waterloo, both of which are in Canada. Andrew has been a Contributing Editor of e-International Relations since September 2009

Chinese Geo-engineering

Chinese Geo-engineering

For those not aware, China has recently launched missiles containing silver iodide into the atmosphere to make it rain in hopes of relieving drought conditions in some of its more water scare regions. This practice is an example of geo-engineering, a growing field of potential responses to the effects of climate change.

English School and Constructivism: a Model of Cooperation rather than Synthesis

English School and Constructivism: a Model of Cooperation rather than Synthesis

Within the study of IR, there exist competing theories that seek to be the theory that is able to explain the behaviour of states in their interactions with each other. Increasingly important is the concept of synthesizing theories. This paper will seek to establish an example model for the use this “theoretical cooperation,” or division of labour, concept.

Pursuing Peace with the Weapons of War: Ballistic Missile Defence and International Security

Pursuing Peace with the Weapons of War: Ballistic Missile Defence and International Security

This paper will show that the implementation of ballistic missile defence systems is a threat to international peace and security. It will examine of the concept of ballistic missile defence, the cases for and against its implementation and the current realities that are of consideration and its role in international peace and security.

A Liberal Structure for Realist Uses: International Development and the Question of Whose Interests Are Being Met?

A Liberal Structure for Realist Uses: International Development and the Question of Whose Interests Are Being Met?

International development is merely another tool in the proverbial toolbox of statesmen and global actors. It is an effective way to create the conditions necessary to best secure one’s interests.

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