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E-IR’s articles offer an accessible route into some of the most interesting ideas, debates and policy issues in international politics. All articles are published under the ISSN 2053-8626. Use the search box on the right with appropriate keywords to enable you to find expert content on the exact subject that you seek.

Contesting American Power: Beijing’s Challenge in South China Sea Disputes

Contesting American Power: Beijing’s Challenge in South China Sea Disputes

Chinese militarization of the South China Sea region reflects Beijing’s new found resolve and confidence in undermining American power.

China’s Policy Paper on Latin America and the Caribbean: Ten Years After

China’s Policy Paper on Latin America and the Caribbean: Ten Years After

Despite the geographical distance among China, Taiwan and Latin American countries, the Cross-Strait dispute could have deep implications in the geopolitical arena.

Norm Contestation, Political Assassinations, and Targeted Killings

Norm Contestation, Political Assassinations, and Targeted Killings

While democratic or liberal-democratic states have championed positive norms, they have also taken-up targeted killings which defy long-established conventions.

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Announcing the 2018 Article Award Winner

Madison Cartwright is the winner of the 2018 E-IR Article Award. Madison will receive $1000 in book tokens from Routledge, I.B. Tauris, Zed, and Hurst Publishers.

The US Family Separation Crisis and the Gendered Violence of Deterrence

The US Family Separation Crisis and the Gendered Violence of Deterrence

At this critical moment, there is need for comprehensive research to examine and challenge the racialized and gendered violence of migration deterrence.

Saving Grace or Achilles Heel? The Odd Relationship Between Nuclear Weapons and Neo-Realism

Saving Grace or Achilles Heel? The Odd Relationship Between Nuclear Weapons and Neo-Realism

Its time for Neo-Realists to quit using nuclear weapons as anomaly fixers, even if this necessities a fundamental reworking of their basic principles.

Exhuming Norms: Comparing Investigations of Forced Disappearances

Exhuming Norms: Comparing Investigations of Forced Disappearances

The norm theories from International Relations fail to account for the differences in interpretation and implementation of the norms surrounding forced disappearance.

Option WTO to Assist Nuclear Nonproliferation – With Minuses and Pluses

Option WTO to Assist Nuclear Nonproliferation – With Minuses and Pluses

A hard question like proliferation will be settled in a soft environment. De-securitization is possible so long as we are ready to shift our approach to nuclear issues.

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The Changing Nature of African Conflicts: Regional Electoral Insecurity

Africas’ insecurity has been seen largely in the form of coups, genocides, ethnic cleansing, xenophobia, and lately rampant of all is electoral insecurity.

Understanding Decentralization in Mozambique with a Ziblatt-Mann Framework

Understanding Decentralization in Mozambique with a Ziblatt-Mann Framework

The Ziblatt-Mann framework proves helpful when the Mozambican central state becomes institutionalized by negotiating in a clientelist way with traditional authorities.

Differently Neutral: The Complex Relation among States, the Red Cross and NGOs

Differently Neutral: The Complex Relation among States, the Red Cross and NGOs

Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders need to organize a public debate, to bridge their ethical differences and to reach a durable agreement.

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