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Decolonizing Borders

Decolonizing Borders

Borders are effective at constructing an ‘us’ on the inside, which is bound together through a collective narrative to the exclusion of ‘them’ outside.

Unpaid Work and the Governance of GDP Measurement

Unpaid Work and the Governance of GDP Measurement

While the international statistical system is a rather non-politicized field, the issue of unpaid labor is a rare example of statistics entering public debate.

Recrafting International Relations through Relationality

Recrafting International Relations through Relationality

International Relations must be reconceptualised to prioritize the relations that constitute units rather than to proceed from the assumption that units are self-evident.

Contesting Impunity in Colombia

Contesting Impunity in Colombia

Impunity has been key to determining the Colombian peace process. The question remains whose perception of impunity in the context of negotiated peace will prevail?

The ‘China Factor’ in India’s Maritime Engagement with Southeast Asia

The ‘China Factor’ in India’s Maritime Engagement with Southeast Asia

China and India’s rise as major naval powers does not preclude the possibility of both developing a more cooperative dynamic in protecting the maritime ‘global commons’.

Public Diplomacy: China’s Newest Charm Offensive

Public Diplomacy: China’s Newest Charm Offensive

Though much remains uncertain due to China’s unique political system, trust remains a crucial ingredient for the success of its various endeavours abroad and ultimately, its public diplomacy.

Steps Toward Redress for Comfort Women

Steps Toward Redress for Comfort Women

For decades, the comfort women remained in the shadows because of the deep shame and guilt that they felt as a result of their experiences at the hands of Imperial Japan during the Second World War.

Peace Journalism in Theory and Practice

Peace Journalism in Theory and Practice

Peace journalism is a valid attempt for stripping war journalism from its deeply embedded bias that considers militarism as the most effective remedy to conflict.

Forty Years of Constructing Development: How China Adopted GDP Measurement

Forty Years of Constructing Development: How China Adopted GDP Measurement

Tracing how China adopted GDP measurement in the early reform period (1978-1993) tells us more about how GDP has shaped China’s current powerful status.

Moscow and the Baltic States: Experience of Relationships, 1917–1939

Moscow and the Baltic States: Experience of Relationships, 1917–1939

The Soviets did not understand what they wanted in the Baltic region. A hierarchisation of goals and objectives, and an adequate assessment of their own capabilities and resources was not conducted.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brent Glover, 822nd Base Defense Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., looks through binoculars during a field training exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range as part of exercise Desert Eagle March 16, 2011. Desert Eagle is a joint training event with the RAF and the Air Force's 820th BDG designed to improve interoperability during contingency operations.

The Redemption of British-American Special Intelligence Relationship

American intelligence is credible compared with its equivalent in undemocratic societies, but in the interest of objectivity still needs to be challenged.

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