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Societal (In)Security in the Middle East: Radicalism as a Reaction?

Societal (In)Security in the Middle East: Radicalism as a Reaction?

Conflicting identities and loyalties date back to the Sykes-Picot accord. In the years since, they have been emboldened by the functional inefficiencies of Arab states.

The Decline of the SDLP and their European Election Brexit Headache

The Decline of the SDLP and their European Election Brexit Headache

The unanticipated divisions of Brexit have hastened the SDLP into a situation where their once consistent message on Europe is rupturing.

Malawi and the One China Policy: 1964–2008

Malawi and the One China Policy: 1964–2008

Using Malawi as a case study, can economics account for why Taiwan has seemingly lost in the diplomatic battle for recognition against China in Africa?

The Italian Approach to International Relations

The Italian Approach to International Relations

While the Italian IR scholarly production follows the trend developed in America, other European schools could suggest a more heterogeneous IR theoretical panorama.

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Peace in Afghanistan?

America’s involvement in Afghanistan has to end. Yet, however well intentioned America’s withdrawal is, chaos and internal armed conflict will follow.

Trump and Bolsonaro: Much Ado About Nothing?

Trump and Bolsonaro: Much Ado About Nothing?

If Trump and Bolsonaro were to collaborate further, it may be on the basis of an environmentally destructive, elitist agenda – a missed opportunity for both to work together for the benefit of all.

Human Rights and Climate Change in the Philippines

Human Rights and Climate Change in the Philippines

In the state-centric human rights infrastructure, the government’s compliance with its human rights duties and standards to regulate corporations should be the central focus.

Germany in the UN Security Council: The Past as Prologue

Germany in the UN Security Council: The Past as Prologue

Germany is likey to use its seat to further its work in improving UNSC working methods to present itself as reliable member, dedicated to the effective working of the organization.

Was Clausewitz a Realist? If So, What Kind?

Was Clausewitz a Realist? If So, What Kind?

Clausewitz wrote about war and not how the international system operated. Transposed into the discipline of IR, his thinking is most in line with Neoclassical Realism.

The Fall of Omar Bashir in Sudan: A People’s Revolution or a Changing of the Guard?

The Fall of Omar Bashir in Sudan: A People’s Revolution or a Changing of the Guard?

In the face of sustained pressure for a more comprehensive transformation will Sudan’s transitional leaders reign in their military elements or will they unleash it?

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Political (In)Security in the Middle East

Weak states are problematic because their internal politics are often violent, and their domestic insecurity often spills over to disrupt the security of neighbouring states.

Rethinking the Anthropocene as Carnivalocene

Rethinking the Anthropocene as Carnivalocene

The Anthropocene is a deeply intense, material experience: a wild romp of the grotesque and the transgressive, emphasising our shared character of Earthly being.

The Transnational in China’s Foreign Policy: The Case of Sino-Japanese Relations

The Transnational in China’s Foreign Policy: The Case of Sino-Japanese Relations

Relations between the People’s Republic of China and Japan seem to display a plethora of unresolved issues that strain the ties between the two countries.

Evolution of Sino-Japanese Relations: Implications for Northeast Asia and Beyond

Evolution of Sino-Japanese Relations: Implications for Northeast Asia and Beyond

China and Japan regularly hold bilateral talks and participate in multilateral discussions about regional cooperation, but trust deficits keep the two nations apart.

Getting the Most Out of Class Discussion

Getting the Most Out of Class Discussion

Good and bad discussions seem to occur at all levels, introductory levels, advanced classes, even graduate classes. For teaching academics, this raises some interesting issues.

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