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Sustaining Peace and Internal Self-Determination in the UN Perspective

Sustaining Peace and Internal Self-Determination in the UN Perspective

Peace agreement’s hybrid self-determination component demonstrate how international and local actors can impact the establishment post-conflict environment domestically.

Alternative Approaches to Self-Determination Applied to the Cyprus Conflict

Alternative Approaches to Self-Determination Applied to the Cyprus Conflict

The UN paradigm has a number of shortcomings and is therefore inadequate to answer modern claims involving self-determination, such as the Cyprus conflict.

The UN as Both Foe and Friend to Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination

The UN as Both Foe and Friend to Indigenous Peoples and Self-Determination

The UN, created to uphold the sovereignty of states, has become a vehicle for Indigenous peoples to organise in favour of their rights.

Now Recruiting – International Law and Transnational Crime Editors

Now Recruiting – International Law and Transnational Crime Editors

We are seeking early career scholars and students to help us develop our academic coverage of scholarly debates focused around international law and transnational crime.

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Opinion – Taiwan Could Be to China What Canada Is to the US

If Beijing were willing to learn from the American example, it could pave the way to a relationship with Taiwan comparable to that of the US with Canada.

Self-Determination as a Process: The United Nations in South Sudan

Self-Determination as a Process: The United Nations in South Sudan

In South Sudan, self-determination was ensured only to have it violated by external powers. These interferences did not help end the conflict; rather they made it worse.

Opinion – Why Tsai Ing-wen’s Victory is a Blessing for the Taiwan Strait

Opinion – Why Tsai Ing-wen’s Victory is a Blessing for the Taiwan Strait

The role deterrence plays in maintaining the stability over the Taiwan Strait is clear as China has not unified Taiwan by force because it is ever-more unable to.

Failing Better Together? A Stylised Conversation about Fieldwork

Failing Better Together? A Stylised Conversation about Fieldwork

There is much more to critical research than publish or perish, success and failure. Supervision, collegiality, and care are crucial. ‘Failure’ must be worked through.

Opinion – Pipelines and Politics: Natural Gas Connects Israel and Egypt

Opinion – Pipelines and Politics: Natural Gas Connects Israel and Egypt

The signing of the Israel-Egypt gas deal highlights the mutual interests of both countries and provides an economic framework to support peaceful bilateral relations.

Reflections on Confucian Cosmology and the Chinese School of IR

Reflections on Confucian Cosmology and the Chinese School of IR

Confucian cosmology enables us to engage with panarchy while going beyond the rationalist or utilitarian paradigm in the knowledge tradition of science.

Opinion – Coronavirus and its Impact in the Gulf

Opinion – Coronavirus and its Impact in the Gulf

Even though China is geographically distant from the Gulf, the impact of coronavirus will be felt keenly in all the GCC nations. and particularly in Dubai and the UAE.

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