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Interview – George Butler

Interview – George Butler

Reportage artist, George Butler, talks to us about his work drawing the news in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, as well the future for young Syrians and his Hands Up Foundation.

Sketchy Depictions – Gendering of Female Politicians in Editorial Cartoons

Sketchy Depictions – Gendering of Female Politicians in Editorial Cartoons

As shown by an analysis of editorial cartoons, depictions of female political leaders are gendered based off their political credibility at the time.

Interview – Abbey Steele

Interview – Abbey Steele

Abbey Steele talks to us about the Colombian conflict, forms of displacement, the practice of ‘subcontracted state-building’, her fieldwork in Colombia and women in IR.

Returning Rohingya: What Does the “Voluntary” in “Voluntary Repatriation” Mean?

Returning Rohingya: What Does the “Voluntary” in “Voluntary Repatriation” Mean?

To examine the voluntariness of voluntary repatriation for Rohingya refugees, a new definition of voluntariness based on acceptable alternatives and capabilities is used.

Interview – Andrew Hom

Interview – Andrew Hom

Andrew Hom tells us about the temporal turn in IR, different understandings of time, how time is political, and some of the best advice he has received during his career.

Debunking the Concept of “New Terrorism”

Debunking the Concept of “New Terrorism”

Contemporary religious terrorism is not a “new terrorism,” but instead displays similar features to previous forms of terrorism.

Arab LGBTQ Subjects: Trapped Between Universalism and Particularity?

Arab LGBTQ Subjects: Trapped Between Universalism and Particularity?

Human Rights Watch’s campaign ‘No Longer Alone’ demonstrates the inscription of Western universal concepts that are deployed and diffused in a homocolonialist manner.

Interview – Kate Ferguson

Interview – Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson talks to us about identity-based violence, the rise in mass-atrocities, the effectiveness of R2P, and the relationship between academia and policy-making.

How Fear Shapes World Politics

How Fear Shapes World Politics

Fear not only plays an assumptive role in the international system, but is a central notion and emotion in IR that can arise in any context to shape states’ behaviour.

International Political Economy and the 2003 Iraq War: A Keynesian Perspective

International Political Economy and the 2003 Iraq War: A Keynesian Perspective

Keynes’s emphasis on ideas and individuals is better-suited to explaining the United States’ 2003 invasion of Iraq than Marx’s focus on material structures.

The Bio/Necropolitics of State (In)action in EU Refugee Policy: Analyzing Calais

The Bio/Necropolitics of State (In)action in EU Refugee Policy: Analyzing Calais

Europe’s refugee policy creates a form of bio/necropolitics that regulates the life and death of refugees. One can see this policy in action in the “jungle” of Calais.

Interview – Raúl Salgado

Interview – Raúl Salgado

Raúl Salgado talks to us about geopolitics and regionalism in Latin America, the role of small states in regional integration, UNASUR, and Brazil’s role within BRICS.

Interview – Tomohiko Taniguchi

Interview – Tomohiko Taniguchi

Tomohiko Taniguchi shares his views on Japan’s global standing, its foreign relations with the EU and its Northeast neighbours, and the impact of ‘Abenomics’ policies.

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