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Machiavelli as Misogynist: The Masculinization of Fortuna and Virtù

Machiavelli as Misogynist: The Masculinization of Fortuna and Virtù

Although Machiavelli’s founding of Realist thought in politics was revolutionary, one must consider the nuanced misogynistic intonations he utilized throughout his piece.

Cyberspace and the Problem of New Spaces

Cyberspace and the Problem of New Spaces

We live in a world of fake news, data breaches, election hacking and cyberwarfare – a world in which 280 characters can change everything. Our analog past has been replaced with digital realities.

The Cartagena Declaration at 35 and Refugee Protection in Latin America

The Cartagena Declaration at 35 and Refugee Protection in Latin America

If refugees are not being adequately protected it is more a result of lack of political will and of political choices than a lack of regimes of humanitarian action.

Network Geography: Cyber Landscapes

Network Geography: Cyber Landscapes

One application of ‘internet of things’ is enabling home automation via the Internet, effectively networking an individual’s physical personal space. Transaction points literally proliferate through the space of the home.

What Does the Death of the INF Say About the US’ Friendships?

What Does the Death of the INF Say About the US’ Friendships?

The US had ample opportunity to consult on its policy and strategy and have instead chosen a course of action which threatens the stability of historic alliances.

The Ukraine-Russia War: Five Cutting Edge Books

The Ukraine-Russia War: Five Cutting Edge Books

Since the events of 2013, E-IR has published 5 open access books covering the crisis from a wide range of angles and viewpoints, with contributions from almost 40 leading scholars.

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.

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