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China’s Protracted Securitization of Xinjiang: Origins of a Surveillance State

China’s leadership stepped up repression in Xinjiang by securitzing the Uyghur minority’s religion in a post-9/11 security climate dominated by the war against terror.

Introducing Critical Perspectives on Migration

Introducing Critical Perspectives on Migration

Thousands of people risk their lives daily by crossing borders in search of a better life. During 2015, over one million of these people arrived in Europe.

Building Trust in NGOs

Building Trust in NGOs

Focusing on authenticity and values will not work if NGOs continue to have scandals. There is always a measure of observation and reflection involved in perceptions of trustworthiness.

Problems with the Reintegration of Afghan Refugees

Problems with the Reintegration of Afghan Refugees

Afghanistan’s returning refugees are creating new problems as many are landless and therefore crowd the major cities, especially Kabul.

Iran Talks. Abschluss Iran Verhandlungen. UNO. Wien, 14.07.2015, Foto: Dragan Tatic

An International Relations Perspective on the Iran Nuclear Deal

The deal problematically upheld the image of Iran going nuclear as a horror scenario to be prevented, cementing the securitization of Iran’s case without re-politicizing Israel’s nuclear status.

Colombia’s New Presidency: Peace as Business (as Usual)

Colombia’s New Presidency: Peace as Business (as Usual)

As armed conflict created the conditions for the boom of the Colombian agrobusiness, peacemaking has offered the stabilizing conditions for business to prosper.

A Tale of Silent Security in Little Mogadishu

A Tale of Silent Security in Little Mogadishu

Securitizing migration, the Kenyan state creates silent security by allowing influential voices to link Somali refugees within its borders to terrorist networks.

Trump and Trade: The End of Multilateral Trade Governance?

Trump and Trade: The End of Multilateral Trade Governance?

Contradictory US interests, domestic views on trade, and industry preferences will remain after Trump leaves office, which bodes ill for international trade governance.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Mantra: ‘Whoever Pays For It!’

Trump’s Foreign Policy Mantra: ‘Whoever Pays For It!’

Key strands of Trump’s specific vision to make foreign policy have been fundamentally undermining the American-led liberal world order.

Authoritarian Reformism in Saudi Arabia

Authoritarian Reformism in Saudi Arabia

With Vision 2030, the Saudi administration emulates previous successes in a renegotiation of the social contract within the Kingdom that preserves authoritarian rule.

Global Histories in International Relations

Global Histories in International Relations

As students of International Relations are historicizing the international, historians have opened up their discipline to international and global circuits.

Peace under Siege? Ivan Duque’s Election and the FARC

Peace under Siege? Ivan Duque’s Election and the FARC

It will be difficult for Ivan Duque to attack transitional justice and the political participation of the FARC, as those issues are more solidly consolidated into law.

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