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International Relations Theory and the ‘Islamic State’

International Relations Theory and the ‘Islamic State’

Integrating the root causes of the formation of IS in a systematic framework gives an inclusive and representative image of the formation of this organization.

Globalism, Regionalism and the Middle East

Globalism, Regionalism and the Middle East

The Middle East is still not a region easily associated with cooperation or integration and is undoubtedly one of the most volatile zones in the world, dominated by crises, conflicts, and wars.

Why People Need the Dark Web

Why People Need the Dark Web

In developed societies, almost every aspect of life is becoming digitised, facilitating social and commercial interactions in ways previously unseen.

Conflict and Diplomacy in  the Middle East

Conflict and Diplomacy in the Middle East

Due to its geopolitical importance, any conflict in the Middle East has the potential not only for destabilizing the region as a whole or upsetting the regional balance of power but also affecting global stability.

How RT (Russia Today) Navigates ‘Us’ and ‘Them’

How RT (Russia Today) Navigates ‘Us’ and ‘Them’

RT is often portrayed as a ‘fake news’ network. Yet, if its outputs were restricted to blatant propaganda, it would struggle to maintain the modest audiences it does.

The UK Modern Slavery Act: Transparency through Disclosure in Global Governance

The UK Modern Slavery Act: Transparency through Disclosure in Global Governance

It is to be expected that strengthening the Modern Slavery Act will take place in fits and starts, mostly when worker exploitation is in the spotlight.

The Day after Tomorrow: The EU and the Iran Nuclear Deal

The Day after Tomorrow: The EU and the Iran Nuclear Deal

The EU should lead a multi-dimensional diplomacy to rebuild trust and secure the participation of the original signatories on the basis of a more comprehensive agreement.

Zimbabwe Elections: The Local and Regional Implications

Zimbabwe Elections: The Local and Regional Implications

Zimbabwe’s recent elections portray the yearnings of the citizenry to depart from the 37 years of misrule that resulted into political and economic disorder.

For Putin, Confrontation with the West Is About More than Just Geopolitics

For Putin, Confrontation with the West Is About More than Just Geopolitics

The confrontation with the West and the cultivation of a siege mentality at home has been the most effective means left at Putin’s disposal for consolidating his power.

Ukrainian and European Populism: Different but Also Very Similar

Ukrainian and European Populism: Different but Also Very Similar

In 2019, Ukrainian voters will be given the choice between voting for the current political forces or the populist alternative. Everyone will be closely watching.

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