Essays

Accepting the Unacceptable: Christian Churches and the 1994 Rwandan Genocide

Rita Deliperi • Aug 9 2020 • Essays

The role the Christian Church played has come to represent one of heaviest failures of Christian ethics and the institutions that profess and practice its commandments.

The Impotent Man: How Constructed UK/EU Gender Identities Legitimised Brexit

Alice Chancellor • Aug 6 2020 • Essays

The construction of the UK as an impotent man opposed to the EU as a powerful, yet feminine, Other by the Vote Leave Twitter campaign legitimised the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

A See-Saw Relationship: An Overview of Afghanistan’s Ties with India and Pakistan

Hargun Sethi • Aug 6 2020 • Essays

Afghanistan’s foreign policy toward India has always been the antithesis of its foreign policy toward Pakistan across three governments since 1996.

Understanding Refugees Through ‘Home’ by Warsan Shire

Sanya Chandra • Aug 2 2020 • Essays

Home forces us to contend with a larger problem – exclusion from the circle of grief based on the lack of shared norms of humanity.

Analysing the ‘Special Relationship’ between the US and UK in a Transatlantic Context

Anna Pitts-Tucker • Aug 2 2020 • Essays

The term ‘Special Relationship’ has defined the alliance between the US and UK. Does it dominate all Transatlantic relations or is it contingent on convenience and context?

Commemorating Srebrenica: The “Inadequate” Truth of the Female Victim Experience

Victoria Hospodaryk • Jul 30 2020 • Essays

A meaningful reconciliation for Bosnian Muslim victims is largely contingent on the construction of a “collective memory” of Srebrenica, built on the female narrative.

The Gendered Politics Behind the International Criminal Court

Erla Ylfa Oskarsdottir • Jul 30 2020 • Essays

The ICC’s review of gender-based crimes is fraught with biases, although the ICC has been more willing to punish offenders of mass rapes against the Rohingya in Myanmar.

Neocolonialism in J.A. Bayona’s ‘The Impossible’

Kate Williams • Jul 27 2020 • Essays

The popular ‘rose tinted’ depiction of the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami justifies the Global North’s neocolonial foreign aid strategies.

State Feminism and the Islamist-Secularist Binary: Women’s Rights in Tunisia

Kira Jinkinson • Jul 27 2020 • Essays

Contrary to the standard narratives promoted in the West, the coming to power of an Islamist party in Tunisia has not been detrimental to women’s rights.

Critical Theory Meets Arms Control

Gianmarco Riva • Jul 23 2020 • Essays

Applied to questions of arms control, critical approaches to International Relations provide the field with a necessary theoretical reevaluation.


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