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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.

Annexation and Hybrid Warfare in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

Annexation and Hybrid Warfare in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine will remain difficult to solve because Russia’s goals are contradictory to Ukraine’s and the West’s norms.

Europe’s Barbwire Fences: Reflections on Reporting the Refugee Crisis in Greece

Europe’s Barbwire Fences: Reflections on Reporting the Refugee Crisis in Greece

The failure of states to protect refugees amounts to their failure to discontinue the violence created by borders. This is where a no borders politics comes as an answer.

Towards a New Cold War?

Towards a New Cold War?

Russia’s position requires that the West acquiesce to a Russian ‘sphere of influence’. In the EU, sensitivities about a ‘new Yalta’ will make that hard to accept.

Eurocentrism and the Construction of the ‘Non-West’

Eurocentrism and the Construction of the ‘Non-West’

The rearticulations of spatio-temporal hierarchies that temporarily situate Europe ahead of everyone enables the reproduction of Eurocentrism as a system of knowledge.

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The 2018 E-IR Article Award ($1000 Prize)

E-IR’s Article Award, sponsored by Zed, Hurst, I.B. Tauris & Routledge invites PhD students and early career academics to prepare papers that will contribute to a better understanding of international relations.

The Soviet Origins of Russian Hybrid Warfare

The Soviet Origins of Russian Hybrid Warfare

Understanding the long-term continuity underlying Russian hybrid operations is important as it shows that 2014 was not an improvised response to a temporary challenge.

The Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Actions towards Ukraine

The Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Actions towards Ukraine

Scholars writing about the Russia-Ukraine conflict face a choice in perspectives that is likely to lead them to being criticised no matter what they do.

Ukraine and the Russian Challenge to the European Order

Ukraine and the Russian Challenge to the European Order

Russia’s actions in 2014 were not just a response specific events such as NATO enlargement, EU policy, democracy promotion or revolution in Ukraine.

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act: Flies in the Ointment

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act: Flies in the Ointment

The Modern Slavery Act has been shown to be deficient in many important regards and continuing to claim it as ‘world-leading’ is now a more hollow claim than ever before.

Borderwork and Borders in South Asia through Structuration

Borderwork and Borders in South Asia through Structuration

Everyday interactions between people and the state makes South Asian borders a critical site of study not only for its diversity but also for the insight it offers.

Closing the Second Cycle in BRICS: A Surprise or Business as Usual?

Closing the Second Cycle in BRICS: A Surprise or Business as Usual?

BRICS has by now turned into a brand. This brand imposes responsibility on its members to respond to global challenges and serves the interests of the global community.

Brexit and the Fight against Terrorism in the United Kingdom

Brexit and the Fight against Terrorism in the United Kingdom

The exit of the UK from the EU will strengthen the resolve of the country to combat terrorism not only within its borders but within the European community as a whole.

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