The Way We Were: Studying Europe Forty Years Ago

The Way We Were: Studying Europe Forty Years Ago

Reflecting on masters courses in the 1970s, questions emerge on whether these courses help or hinder England understand its view of itself in the world.

Guyana: The Next Economic Tiger?

Guyana: The Next Economic Tiger?

Although Guyana is the third poorest country in the Americas it has a tremendous stock of natural resources, and there is great hope that Guyana’s economy has reached take-off phase.

Venezuela and Oil Diplomacy: The End of the Road for Petrocaribe?

Venezuela and Oil Diplomacy: The End of the Road for Petrocaribe?

There has been a concerted effort in post-Chavez Venezuela to reaffirm its commitment to Petrocaribe. However, Venezuela’s economic problems could undermine official policy.

Obstacles to the Oversight of the UK Intelligence Community

Obstacles to the Oversight of the UK Intelligence Community

Effective oversight of state intelligence activities matters: agencies exist to protect public safety and security, but can infringe on privacy and, if unchecked, their actions may be damaging.

Revolutionary Politics in Grenada – A Retrospective

Revolutionary Politics in Grenada – A Retrospective

Almost 30 years ago the US, supported by several countries in the Caribbean, controversially invaded Grenada ending its imported, and largely unloved, Marxist-Leninist political model.

Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Different From George W. Bush’s?

Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Different From George W. Bush’s?

Obama’s successes have come when he has followed the policies of the Bush administration. His failures have come when he has attempted to implement his own initiatives.

The ‘Forgotten Double’: Reflections at a Johannesburg War Memorial

The ‘Forgotten Double’: Reflections at a Johannesburg War Memorial

Experiences of ‘the international’ include folklore, legend, and oral history – places where IR is unable to go because of its preoccupation with rationality and order. It is time this cloak is removed.

From Secularism to Reciprocity: Banning the Veil in France and Beyond

From Secularism to Reciprocity: Banning the Veil in France and Beyond

The concept of democratic reciprocity offers a way to understand France’s ban on full-face coverings and can explain why France’s approach has proved attractive to other countries.

“I’m Mad as Hell…”: Brazilian Protests in Comparative Perspective

“I’m Mad as Hell…”: Brazilian Protests in Comparative Perspective

The ‘Vinegar Revolution’ is an expression of rage against power, corruption, and unfairness that lacks specific form or targets and ultimately is likely to fail to produce any change.

Tax Havens, Transparency, and the G8

Tax Havens, Transparency, and the G8

Widespread criticism of tax havens is now commonplace, having become a hot political issue in Europe and the US with the activities of several large corporations coming under the spotlight.

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