Essays

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A Geostrategic Explanation of India-Myanmar Bilateral Relations since the 1990s

A Geostrategic Explanation of India-Myanmar Bilateral Relations since the 1990s

Bilateral relations between India and Myanmar in the post-Cold War era are governed and defined by geostrategic interests more so than by identity and ideology.

The Resonance of Name-Shaming in Global Politics: The Case of Human Rights Watch

The Resonance of Name-Shaming in Global Politics: The Case of Human Rights Watch

While Human Rights Watch has brought critical attention to sexual violence in conflict, it cannot transform the issue’s underlying structural determinants.

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Morality, Media and Memes: Kony 2012 and Humanitarian Virality

The Kony 2012 campaign simplified the crisis in Uganda to achieve viral status, which highlights the problems that come when humanitarian NGOs achieve virality.

Intermestic Realism: Domestic Considerations in International Relations

Intermestic Realism: Domestic Considerations in International Relations

A nation’s foreign policy is a product of both international and domestic considerations. This is particularly evident in economic scenarios like the US-China Trade war.

The Impact of Globalisation on Poverty and Inequality in the Global South

The Impact of Globalisation on Poverty and Inequality in the Global South

While some countries benefit from globalisation, the argument that globalisation has left the Global South worse off appears to be accurate.

There Is No Attribution Problem, Only a Diplomatic One

There Is No Attribution Problem, Only a Diplomatic One

Although cyberattacks can be attributed with high confidence, plausible deniability allows perpetrators to escape punishment.

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Can the Use of Torture in Intelligence Gathering Be Justified?  

Torture can never be justified as a form of intelligence gathering as it is inherently flawed and unethical.

International Law on Cyber Security in the Age of Digital Sovereignty

International Law on Cyber Security in the Age of Digital Sovereignty

The present international law on cyber relations does not effectively apply to states given challenges of jurisdiction, arbitration, and legal instruments.

Do the Dead Matter? Identifying Mourning and Funerals As a Political Act

Do the Dead Matter? Identifying Mourning and Funerals As a Political Act

Funerals play an important role in political negotiating, at both the individual and systemic level.

Is the Military a Masculinised Expression of Society?

Is the Military a Masculinised Expression of Society?

The military is representative of an international political landscape in which masculinity is considered natural and superior to feminine traits.

Revisiting Wendt: An Argument for the Normativity of Wendtian Constructivism

Revisiting Wendt: An Argument for the Normativity of Wendtian Constructivism

While Wendt does not offer a comprehensive ethical framework, he does have a normative side where he offers a goal to strive towards and a moral way for state to act.

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