Essays

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Policy Failure and Unipolarity on the Eve of Operation Desert Storm

Policy Failure and Unipolarity on the Eve of Operation Desert Storm

The unprecedented support for Operation Desert Storm was facilitated by a combination of primary and secondary factors.

Examining the Validity of a ‘Global Britain’ and Its Ties with the Commonwealth

Examining the Validity of a ‘Global Britain’ and Its Ties with the Commonwealth

After Brexit, British politicians wanted to pursue a “Global Britain” policy and strengthen trade with the Commonwealth, but this strategy cannot replace EU trade.

Spatialising The Political and “Nomadic Subjectivity”

Spatialising The Political and “Nomadic Subjectivity”

International relationships should be viewed across a spatial plane, rather than a temporal one, to better conceptualise borders and nomadic subjects.

A Biopolitical and Necropolitical Analysis of Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

A Biopolitical and Necropolitical Analysis of Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

The logic of the non-proliferation regime and the choice to proliferate can be explained by the theoretical fusion of biopolitics and necropolitics.

Examining and Critiquing the Security–Development Nexus

Examining and Critiquing the Security–Development Nexus

The idea of a security-development nexus, that a country’s well-being depends on its level of development, is too simplistic to explain the dynamics of conflict.

The Limitations and Capabilities of the United Nations in Modern Conflict

The Limitations and Capabilities of the United Nations in Modern Conflict

The ongoing Syrian Civil War exemplifies the need to reform the United Nations Security Council in order to better address elements of modern conflict.

God Save The Queer: Discussing the Role of the Family in International Relations

God Save The Queer: Discussing the Role of the Family in International Relations

Prevailing understandings of the “family ideal” within International Relations continue to marginalize queer identities at the local, national and international level.

The Third Pillar: The Vulnerable Component of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

The Third Pillar: The Vulnerable Component of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

The lack of consensus surrounding the Third Pillar of R2P, as well as the ambiguity of R2P’s framework, prevents its establishment as a global norm.

The Coloniality of Gender and the Politics of Difference

The Coloniality of Gender and the Politics of Difference

Decolonial feminism enhances our understanding of global affairs by exposing coloniality in knowledge production—advancing its goals of social and individual liberation.

To What Extent Can Natural Disasters Be Considered State Crimes?

To What Extent Can Natural Disasters Be Considered State Crimes?

The ways in which natural disasters can be understood as state crimes is examined, incorporating case studies from Turkey, Japan, and the United States.

The Crime-Conflict Nexus: Connecting Cause and Effect

The Crime-Conflict Nexus: Connecting Cause and Effect

The structure of a group can affect how criminality affects discipline and cohesion, while political aspirations can define the level of involvement in crime.

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