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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.

George H.W. Bush and International Relations: A World in Motion After the Berlin Wall

George H.W. Bush and International Relations: A World in Motion After the Berlin Wall

The Bush years were marked by economic competition with rising Asian powers (Japan) and renewed institutional investments in Latin America after re-democratization.

Adding ‘T’ to BRICS: A NATO Ally in Transition

Adding ‘T’ to BRICS: A NATO Ally in Transition

Turkey’s increasing aspiration to become a member of the BRICS grouping holds economic, political, and ontological benefits for it, but will a “T” be added to BRICS soon?

Criminals, Kleptocrats, and the NGO

Criminals, Kleptocrats, and the NGO

Fewer organizations have polarized opinion as the Open Dialogue Foundation has, given its advocacy on behalf of oligarchs and those accused of committing crimes.

Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Bridge to Peace?

Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Bridge to Peace?

Current biomedical approaches can benefit from Health as a Bridge to Peace by addressing the political and social dimensions of disease outbreaks in conflict zones.

Facebook’s Libra and the International Politics of Financial Infrastructures

Facebook’s Libra and the International Politics of Financial Infrastructures

Thinking in terms of ‘infrastructures’ invites a helpful degree of caution and scepticism about the scope and pace of technological change.

The Commodified Queer Sublime

The Commodified Queer Sublime

If the home, the nation, the marketing brand of LGBTQIA are the only potential spaces of belonging, then where is home beyond these spaces?

Improving Democracy for the Future: Why Democracy Can Handle Climate Change

Improving Democracy for the Future: Why Democracy Can Handle Climate Change

The path lies not in suspending democracy but improving it: create better democracies with the capacity for collective action and a commitment to ecological values.

The Limits of Soft Power-Sports Diplomacy Templates in IR Research

The Limits of Soft Power-Sports Diplomacy Templates in IR Research

The sports diplomacy templates fail to provide a meaningful platform for understanding the international impact of mega-sporting event campaigns on a country’s soft power

Ghost’s Gaze: Direwolves, War, and Interspecies Relations in Game of Thrones

Ghost’s Gaze: Direwolves, War, and Interspecies Relations in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones to IR scholars represents an artistic form of knowledge and a means for fostering new ways of thinking about violence, sovereign power, and gender.

Politics, Poetry and Ezra Pound

Politics, Poetry and Ezra Pound

One of the many ‘luminous details’ ushering Ezra Pound’s admirers behind a politics borne from grief into balladries of transcendence.

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The 2019 E-IR Article Award

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

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