Author profile: Luke M. Herrington

Luke M. Herrington is the Assistant Reviews Editor for Special Operations Journal (ISSN 2329-6151), and an Editor-At-Large and member of the Editorial Board at E-International Relations.  He is also a graduate student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Kansas where he previously earned an MA in Global and International Studies. His interests include terrorism, religious violence, the role(s) of religion in international politics, hegemonic stability theory, and ontological security (among other things).  Follow him on Twitter @HST_rocks or @HolySee_News.

Syria and the Hegemon’s Dilemma: Ontological Insecurity vs. Imperial Overstretch

Luke M. Herrington • Sep 10 2013 • Articles
John Kerry may be right that war fatigue is no excuse for inaction in Syria, but imperial overstretch and hegemonic decline very well may be.

Review – Ontological Security in International Relations

Luke M. Herrington • Jul 27 2013 • Features
Steele's well-researched book convincingly appends the field's more materialist notions of security, but the merits lie as much with its novel conclusions as they do with the ideas it inspires.

Gendering Computers in Science Fiction: What Gives?

Luke M. Herrington • Jun 22 2013 • Articles
Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to know why female computer voices always announce self-destruct sequences. The answer might be found in IR’s approach to feminism.

Beyond Boston: Conspiracy Theories and International Relations

Luke M. Herrington • Apr 16 2013 • Articles
Though the smoke from Boston has hardly cleared, conspiracy theories about a “false flag attack” are already proliferating. It is now time for IR scholars to study conspiracy theories seriously.

Review – Ill-gotten Money and the Economy

Luke M. Herrington • Nov 7 2012 • Features
Yikona et al. examine the efforts and effectiveness of Namibia and Malawi in fighting against money laundering, fraud, tax evasion, and corruption. Their brevity makes for a very fast, and engaging, read.

Marijuana Legalization: Panacea in the War on Drugs or Stoners Blowing Smoke?

Luke M. Herrington • Aug 24 2012 • Essays
Marijuana legalization has the potential to undermine drug cartels, and should therefore function as part of an overarching strategy designed to eliminate both the cartels and the drug trade.

Review – The Future of Power

Luke M. Herrington • May 24 2012 • Features
Nye offers an intriguing analysis of the changing nature of power and how new geopolitical and economic trends will alter world politics in the coming years.

Review – Religions of the Silk Road

Luke M. Herrington • Apr 18 2012 • Features
Foltz’s Religions of the Silk Road uniquely considers the histories of Central Asia, globalization, trans-Eurasian trade, and religion through a broad interdisciplinary lens.

Review – Unanswered Threats

Luke M. Herrington • Mar 19 2012 • Features
In Unanswered Threats, Randall Schweller challenges preconceptions about the prevalence of balancing behavior in international relations.

U.S. Legislation Could Shut Down the Internet

Luke M. Herrington • Jan 19 2012 • Articles
Hopefully, Congress will come to its senses and PIPA and SOPA will be defeated. If not, President Obama should announce his intentions to veto both, and the White House should announce a plan to tackle the very real issues of online piracy and intellectual property theft.

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