IR Theory and Practice – With E-International Relations

IR Theory and Practice features short contributions from scholars around the globe providing timely, expert and tangible insights on some of the most pivotal issues facing International Relations. The aim of the blog is to connect the body of IR scholarship with the policy world, showing how ideas have impact. The blog is curated by the E-IR editorial team.

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With Great Power Comes Great Climate Responsibility

Great powers are assessed with regard to their response and responsibility to limit the negative impact of climate change.

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The Venezuelan Crisis Spills Over Into a Small Island – Trinidad and Tobago

The overwhelming influx of Venezuelan migrants and refugees regionally has spilled over to small island states in the Caribbean including Trinidad and Tobago.

Engaging Iran

Engaging Iran

Support for Iranian reform without threats of regime overthrow would bring greater convergence with Iran and the outside world and address the shortcomings of post-revolutionary Iranian society.

American Foreign Aid and Colombia’s Human Rights Tragedy

American Foreign Aid and Colombia’s Human Rights Tragedy

US foreign aid and policy discourses under the Bush administration facilitated the abuses that occurred in the context of Colombia’s post-9/11 war on drugs.

The “Sustainable History” Thesis: A Guide for Regulating Trans- and Post-Humanism

The “Sustainable History” Thesis: A Guide for Regulating Trans- and Post-Humanism

The disruptions caused by technology will be particularly damaging for societal justice, where all countries already face challenges.

US Hegemony and Rising Powers in the Era of Trump

US Hegemony and Rising Powers in the Era of Trump

New relations of power may be subtler and hidden from the naked eye then we realize, or than most existing theories of international relations may account for.

Why Did Protests in Iran Fail to Develop into an Uprising?

Why Did Protests in Iran Fail to Develop into an Uprising?

The disorganized nature meant that the recent protests emerged quickly, but had no clear common goals or leadership, which made continued action unsustainable.

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The Role of Emotions in the Processes of Interaction with International Law

As individuals are emotional beings, it is not surprising that emotions can play a role in conduct that shapes, or is addressed by, international law.

Is Russia a Strong State? The Complex Relationship with the Chechen Leadership

Is Russia a Strong State? The Complex Relationship with the Chechen Leadership

The mass protests by Muslims in Moscow in September 2017 have demonstrated the increasing complexity of the relationship between Moscow and the Chechen leadership.

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Brexit, Trump and the Rise of Jihadism as Rejection of the Political Status Quo

The solutions to extremism and terrorism lie in a rejection of the status quo. It is the power of the elites and political shortsightedness which make progress difficult.

An Mi-26 heavy lift cargo helicopter of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is seen landing as UNMIS troops prepare to depart from their mission site in armoured personnel carriers for a patrol around Abyei town.

Humanitarian Interventionism Is Dead, Long Live Humanitarian Interventionism

The consequences of poorly implemented measures can be dire so it’s not just a Responsibility to Protect but a Responsibility to Implement Effective Policy.

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