Author profile: Stephen McGlinchey

Stephen McGlinchey

Dr Stephen McGlinchey is the Editor-in-Chief of E-International Relations and Senior Lecturer of International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is the author of International Relations (2017) and US Arms Policies Towards the Shah’s Iran (2014).

The Logic of an Iranian Bomb

The Logic of an Iranian Bomb

The Islamic Regime in Iran is one of the most belligerent and distasteful regimes in existence, for all manner of reasons. That is no reason to attack it preventively.

Student Book Features: Oxford Handbooks

Student Book Features: Oxford Handbooks

Having looked at the Handbook of IR last Autumn, our first feature of 2012 weighs in on 3 of its sister volumes on Climate Change, Political Science, and Millennialism.

Review – No Higher Honour

Review – No Higher Honour

While Rice frequently exercises her right to settle scores and set the record straight, there are no revisions to the controversial foreign policy record of the Bush years.

Archival research in the age of Wikileaks

Archival research in the age of Wikileaks

In an age when IR is governed by theoretical and political science approaches, the validity of engaging with historical and diplomatic archives is more relevant than ever.

Student Book Features: 21st Century Issues in IR

Student Book Features: 21st Century Issues in IR

The end of the Cold War led to the emergence of several areas of study that were somewhat muted in the era of superpower conflict.

Student Book Features: Two Essential IR Textbooks

Student Book Features: Two Essential IR Textbooks

Finding a good textbook to see you through your studies is no small matter. Books are not cheap, and a hasty purchase can be an expensive mistake.

Review – China, the USA, and Global Order

Review – China, the USA, and Global Order

Whether The US and china can overcome a tendency towards a zero sum disposition and embrace change in a progressive way in the 21st century remains to be seen.

Review – Brzezinski’s Technetronic Era

Review – Brzezinski’s Technetronic Era

The phrase ‘Technetronic Era’ many not have cemented its place in posterity, but we appear to be living in elements of it nonetheless.

American Ascendance, British Retreat, and the Rise of Iran in the Persian Gulf

American Ascendance, British Retreat, and the Rise of Iran in the Persian Gulf

Three recent publications provide a fresh perspective of the developments which resulted in the decline of British influence in the Gulf, and the subsequent rise of the US.

Review – The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Review – The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Israel lobby thesis, despite some flaws such as a dismissal of the power of other lobby groups. it is a valid attempt to understand a unique facet in how American policy is forged.

Review: Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy

Review: Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy

Mario Del Pero’s chief task in his recent monograph is to break up the traditional image of Kissinger to paint a more nuanced picture of his politics and scholarship.

Review – A Second Look at Huntington’s Third Wave Thesis

Review – A Second Look at Huntington’s Third Wave Thesis

It is worth taking a second look at Huntington’s thesis considering the controversial democratisation attempts pursued by the US in the early years of the 21st Century.

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