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The Future of IR Lies in Creativity Rather than ‘New Thinking’

The Future of IR Lies in Creativity Rather than ‘New Thinking’

The future of IR risks stagnating if ‘new thinking’ is merely concerned with identification of standard terms and inversely, IR must call for further creativity.

The Myth of Multipolarity and Overexpansion of Rising Powers: The Case of Brazil

The Myth of Multipolarity and Overexpansion of Rising Powers: The Case of Brazil

Brazil over-expanded considerably in the first decades of the 21st century in a process that was fuelled by domestic interest groups as well as a myth of multipolarity.

Israel and the Arab Gulf: An Israeli-Saudi Alliance in the Making?

Israel and the Arab Gulf: An Israeli-Saudi Alliance in the Making?

A strategic alliance between the Gulf States and Israel would be a first major step toward Israel’s transformation into the leading Middle Eastern regional power.

The Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and Theories of Peace in International Relations

The Israeli-Palestinian Impasse and Theories of Peace in International Relations

Scholars should not be penalized for a lack of solutions in achieving peace since they are not expected to solve global crises and their work can aid in creating peace.

Migration Governance: Between Skills Needs and Social Constraints

Migration Governance: Between Skills Needs and Social Constraints

The UAE needs a new migration governance framework as the present policy leads to an increased gap between shifting the economy and labour market productivity.

How Often Does the UN Security Council Use a Gender Lens? Not Often Enough

How Often Does the UN Security Council Use a Gender Lens? Not Often Enough

The Women, Peace and Security agenda’s impact continues to be limited in scope as Security Council meetings do not incorporate the gender lens mandated by USNCR 1325.

Asylum Paradiplomacy: Putting Cities on the Map of Migration Policymaking

Asylum Paradiplomacy: Putting Cities on the Map of Migration Policymaking

By behaving as actors in the international arena, subnational units have been able to establish a new route to tackle challenges concerning integration of refugees.

Change of Players, Change of Game: How States Got Left Behind on Climate Change

Change of Players, Change of Game: How States Got Left Behind on Climate Change

Climate change may be a unique transnational risk, but how non-national actors are responding to it offers general lessons for our understanding of global politics.

Black History Month Interviews

Black History Month Interviews

To celebrate Black History Month we asked former interviewees whether they think the discipline of IR has made important strides to equally incorporate people of colour.

Developing Global Champions: Why National Oil Companies Expand Abroad

Developing Global Champions: Why National Oil Companies Expand Abroad

Domestic structures can help us understand how state capitalist governments weigh the potential costs and benefits of NOC global expansion.

The Dumb Giant: Brazilian Foreign Policy under Jair Bolsonaro

The Dumb Giant: Brazilian Foreign Policy under Jair Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro has been in office for more than nine months without an objective government platform and no coalition. Its political capital is the result of its own image.

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