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Hungary’s Place in German South-East European Policy, 1919–1944

Hungary’s Place in German South-East European Policy, 1919–1944

The Mittel-Europa idea persisted in German political thought and became a realistic political program after German economic unity in 1871 because of the German state’s political and military power.

Can the Maldives Steer Regional Power Politics?

Can the Maldives Steer Regional Power Politics?

While the Maldives changing behaviour may be under India’s influence, there is also more to this story considering the Maldives past independent foreign policy stance.

Xi Jinping’s Landmark Speech on Taiwan: A Hedging Strategy

Xi Jinping’s Landmark Speech on Taiwan: A Hedging Strategy

When US-China relations are better, Taiwan is safer. When bilateral relations deteriorate, Taiwan could be the first victim. Reunification is a Chinese domestic affair.

OPEC+ and Beyond: How and Why Oil Prices Are High

OPEC+ and Beyond: How and Why Oil Prices Are High

Assessments of recent developments in oil prices are problematic as delineations of the effects of market forces often lack sufficient complexity.

The Chimera of Freedom of Religion in Australia: Reactions to the Ruddock Review

The Chimera of Freedom of Religion in Australia: Reactions to the Ruddock Review

The latest inquiry into religious freedom in Australia, namely the Ruddock Review, concludes that change in this area is likely to remain a chimera for some time to come.

Hacking Westphalia: ICT Infrastructures, Fake News and Global Politics

Hacking Westphalia: ICT Infrastructures, Fake News and Global Politics

Digital platforms have opened the way for people to connect, debate and gather information; yet they have also increased the spread of fake news.

Technology and Tyranny

Technology and Tyranny

The concern with modern technology is that it has the capability of imposing a value system and influencing populations, thus creating an authoritarian environment.

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International Relations and the Human: A Commentary

The International itself came about as an outcome of encounter, a world coming together through relations between the West and the rest of the world.

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?

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