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Student Feature – Theory in Action: Securitisation Theory and ISIS

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Securitisation Theory and ISIS

Through securitisation theory threat magnification that results in certain counterterrorism strategies, which often serve political ends, can be exposed.

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.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Queer Theory and Sexual Equality

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Queer Theory and Sexual Equality

Queer Theory allows analysis not just of Gender categories, but also how these function within the politico-economic context.

Interview – Hans Carl von Werthern

Interview – Hans Carl von Werthern

Ambassador Hans Carl von Werthern discusses Germany-Japan relations, proposals for reform of the UN Security Council, and the impact of the Fukushima disaster in Germany.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Liberalism and American Imperialism

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Liberalism and American Imperialism

US relations with Mexico in the 1910s show how institutional and normative domestic structures restrained the use of violent power.

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.

Interview – Adrian Monck

Interview – Adrian Monck

Head of Communications and Media at the World Economic Forum, Adrian Monck, discusses his role, fake news, the media and trust, and he responds to critiques of the forum.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Critical Theory and Migration

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Critical Theory and Migration

From a critical perspective, there is only a true solution to this ‘crisis’ when political actors embrace cosmopolitan criteria that balance the interests and rights of everyone involved.

Interview – Muchiru Mark Kuria

Interview – Muchiru Mark Kuria

Muchiru Mark Kuria disusses his company, Kuria Capital, developments and challenges for Kenya’s digital ecosystem, its young entrepreneurs, and the ‘Silicon Savannah’.

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.

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