Student Features

E-IR publishes regular feature pieces specifically for students, including reviews of the latest text books and articles on issues ranging from essay writing to choosing a Masters course.

The flag of NATO.

The flag of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) consists of a dark blue field charged with a white compass rose emblem, with four white lines radiating from the four cardinal directions. 

Adopted three years after the creation of the organization, it has been the flag of NATO since October 14, 1953. The blue colour symbolizes the Atlantic Ocean, while the circle stands for unity.
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Student Feature – Spotlight on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO represents a robust institution for collective defense, with missions expanding past Europe, although some argue it should re-focus on European operations.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Green Theory and Climate Change

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Green Theory and Climate Change

Green theory allows a broader perspective on our common interests and emphasises choices made within the ecological boundaries of climate change, rather than the political boundaries of economic advantage.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Indigenous Perspectives and the Buffalo Treaty

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Indigenous Perspectives and the Buffalo Treaty

Developments within IR highlight the struggle of Indigenous peoples to maintain their place-based existence so that their lands, cultures, communities and relationships will flourish for generations to come.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Global Justice and Climate Change

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Global Justice and Climate Change

Debates about the climate responsibilities of non-state actors are important to IR theory, which has been traditionally concerned with how states relate to one another.

(Osaka - Japão, 28/06/2019) Presidente da República, Jair Bolsonaro, durante foto de família dos Líderes dos BRICS..Foto: Alan Santos / PR

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Global South Perspectives on Development

As new economic powers such as India, China, Brazil, Turkey as well as other rising economies emerge, IR will need to do more to pay attention to the perspectives of those in the Global South.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Postcolonialism and Women of Colour

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Postcolonialism and Women of Colour

Postcolonialism forces us to reckon with the everyday injustices and oppressions that can reveal themselves in the starkest terms through a particular moment of crisis.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Constructivism and Bhutan’s National Interests

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Constructivism and Bhutan’s National Interests

Bhutan has developed a distinctive national identity that differentiates it from its neighbours, making it an interesting case to apply to constructivism.

Osama bin Laden (L) sits with his adviser and purported successor Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian linked to the al Qaeda network, during an interview with Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir (not pictured) in an image supplied by the respected Dawn newspaper November 10, 2001. Al Qaedas elusive leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a mansion outside the Pakistani capital Islamabad, U.S. President Barack Obama said on May 1, 2011. REUTERS/Hamid Mir/Editor/Ausaf Newspaper for Daily Dawn (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT IMAGES OF THE DAY). (Foto: HO/Scanpix 2011)

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Poststructuralism and Media Representations of Terrorists

The official discourse across an event, although powerful, never fully accounts for the reading of the entire situation.

Student Feature – Spotlight on the WTO and its Appellate Body Crisis

Student Feature – Spotlight on the WTO and its Appellate Body Crisis

The WTO is known for its robust dispute settlement mechanism, but this procedure is threatened by the blocking of appointments to its appellate body.

Student Feature – Spotlight on Qualitative Methods in International Relations

Student Feature – Spotlight on Qualitative Methods in International Relations

Kevin Weng explains how qualitative research methods allow political scientists to develop complex arguments and explain outlier cases in international relations.

Chaired by United States President Barack Obama, the Security Council Summit on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament unanimously adopted resolution 1887 (2009), expressing the Council's resolve to create the conditions for a world without nuclear weapons. Shown here is a wide view of the vote.

Student Feature – Spotlight on The United Nations Security Council

The Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations and charged with ensuring international peace and security.

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