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The United Nations, Self-Determination, State Failure and Secession

The United Nations, Self-Determination, State Failure and Secession

Secessionist states are unlikely to gain membership as the principle of territorial integrity holds primacy, initially showing it to be a foe to self-determination.

International Relations Theory: Still a White Man’s Burden

International Relations Theory: Still a White Man’s Burden

Decentring the IR discipline from a westphalian spotlight to a more objective analysis of the international system and international society is in order.

Anxiety and COVID-19: The Role of Ontological Security and Myth

Anxiety and COVID-19: The Role of Ontological Security and Myth

Myths that lift the collective morale, that does not necessarily ‘other’, but instead strengthens bonds, may be positive and necessary in these challenging times.

Opinion – Updating the 1951 Convention for Refugees

Opinion – Updating the 1951 Convention for Refugees

The 1951 Refugee Convention is required to be amended so that “climate refugees” are given a place within the gamut of the refugee law regime.

Opinion – Sustainability for the Urban Poor Beyond COVID-19

Opinion – Sustainability for the Urban Poor Beyond COVID-19

The ‘win-win’ scenario for governments, the urban poor, as well as private players is likely to emerge if public private partnership models are adopted.

New Wars and New Practices in Contemporary Armed Conflicts

New Wars and New Practices in Contemporary Armed Conflicts

In IR, the statement that war has played a central role in the formation, expansion, and maintenance of the international order is widely accepted, yet evolving.

Afghan Refugees and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Afghan Refugees and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Afghanistan has neither the medical facilities nor the organizational structure to deal with these returning refugees and the pandemic they bring.

COVID-19 and Democracy in the European Union

COVID-19 and Democracy in the European Union

without reform, the transformative power of Europe risks providing a false sense of renewal that will only help nationalists and populists in the years ahead.

Understanding Ukraine and Belarus: The Beginning

Understanding Ukraine and Belarus: The Beginning

The book describes the author’s travel, stories and experiences from a student in London to a history professor in Alberta, Canada.

Opinion – Thinking about Heroes and Humanity During COVID-19

Opinion – Thinking about Heroes and Humanity During COVID-19

Even the ones among us whom we would consider the freest because they leave in the free parts of the world are dominated.

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