Essays

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How Has the Study of International Security Changed since the Cold War’s End?

How Has the Study of International Security Changed since the Cold War’s End?

The end of the Cold War has justified an overhaul in the traditional ontological and epistemological foundations of security studies.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jeremy Fehr, right, from the Iowa National Guard's 734th Agri-Business Development Team (ADT), speaks with Afghan children and their grandfather Oct. 24, 2010, during a veterinary outreach sustainment program in Marawara District, Kunar province, Afghanistan. Local veterinarians treated nearly 200 goats, sheep and cattle. The Iowa ADT provided financial support, quality control and security during the event. (DoD photo by Capt. Peter Shinn, U.S. Air Force/Released)

The Development-Security Nexus: An Exploitative Past and Present

The nexus between development and security is a timeworn institution with a Eurocentric history that proves exploitative for non-Western peoples.

Egypt’s Social Welfare: A Lifeline for the People or the Ruling Regime?

Egypt’s Social Welfare: A Lifeline for the People or the Ruling Regime?

Egypt has one of the most comprehensive welfare systems in Africa and the Middle East but has proved unable to alleviate poverty or improve social justice in the country.

‘One Belt, One Road’: Sign of a Revisionist or Integrative China?

‘One Belt, One Road’: Sign of a Revisionist or Integrative China?

The motive for the OBOR initiative ought to be viewed from a realist lens, failing to do so would grossly underestimate China’s growing authority in the region.

Brexit and Beyond: How Security Threats are Constructed

Brexit and Beyond: How Security Threats are Constructed

Through speaking security, relevant actors enhanced the threat posed by migration, minorities, and terrorism.

Confucianism or Legalism? A Grand Debate on Human Nature and Economic Thought

Confucianism or Legalism? A Grand Debate on Human Nature and Economic Thought

International Political Economy’s normative discussion on the state’s role in the economy can be traced back to Confucianist and Legalist debates in Ancient China.

A Spectre of Conflict: Shaping Lebanese Sectarianism and Identity Politics

A Spectre of Conflict: Shaping Lebanese Sectarianism and Identity Politics

Sectarianism has gone beyond religious elements, and is actually fueled by identity politics. A united identity in Lebanon is needed to ensure continuing stability.

‘Governmentality’ and ‘the International’: A Power(ful) Love Story

‘Governmentality’ and ‘the International’: A Power(ful) Love Story

Foucault’s conception of “governmentality” has been diluted by narrow conceptions and a view of the ‘international’ as part of “the political” instead of “the politics.”

A look inside the State Savings Bank. The retro look with green marble and classical teller boxes is quite impressive.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Savings_Bank_building

How Do Everyday Objects and Practices Relate to IPE?

Studying the aspects of everyday life creates a fresh perspective on IPE that breaks from traditional assumptions about social behavior and interactions.

Photo by Sean Riley

The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Environmental Politics: One Model to Rule Them All?

In International Environmental Politics the important decision-theoretic features of the climate problem or overexploitation are not exhausted by the Prisoner’s Dilemma.

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