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Is Humanitarianism Merely a New Name for Old Forms of Violence and Domination?

Is Humanitarianism Merely a New Name for Old Forms of Violence and Domination?

While humanitarianism has been undermined by political and state interests, positive elements of the core idea still exist and should not be overlooked.

Interview – Elisabete Azevedo-Harman

Interview – Elisabete Azevedo-Harman

Elisabete Azevedo-Harman sheds light on the growth of communication, citizenship and technology in Africa and discusses Dhlakama’s legacy, democracy and President Nyusi.

A Rules-Based System? Compliance and Obligation in International Law

A Rules-Based System? Compliance and Obligation in International Law

This student essay draws on constructivist epistemology to explore the conditions of state compliance in international law.

The Implicit Imperialism of Democratic Peace

The Implicit Imperialism of Democratic Peace

The idea that democratization is the path to peace rose with liberal victory after the Cold War, but this lacked major empirical backing or a tested peacebuilding model.

(Re)Shaping Territories to Identities: Is the Middle East a Colonial Invention?

(Re)Shaping Territories to Identities: Is the Middle East a Colonial Invention?

Orientalism served as a basis of colonial thought and activity that enabled and justified the intervention of the ‘Middle East’ without considering different identities.

Was There a Soviet-led Menace to Global Stability and Freedom in the Late 1940s?

Was There a Soviet-led Menace to Global Stability and Freedom in the Late 1940s?

It was the lack of soft power that demonstrated how unrealistic it truly was for the USSR to expand globally.

High North – Low Tension? Norway, Russia and Securitisation in the Arctic

High North – Low Tension? Norway, Russia and Securitisation in the Arctic

Initially reluctant to securitise relations with Russia, Norway has perceived events in Ukraine as destabilising and modified its Russia policy accordingly.

‘Fascisti del Terzo Millennio? No, solo Fascisti’: The Politics of CasaPound

‘Fascisti del Terzo Millennio? No, solo Fascisti’: The Politics of CasaPound

Despite some perceptions that the political party CasaPound only selectively invokes fascist ideology, the organization fully adheres to traditional fascist doctrine.

Interview – Emma Mc Cluskey

Interview – Emma Mc Cluskey

Emma Mc Cluskey talks about her forthcoming book Righteousness to Far Right, anthropological approaches to International Political Sociology and radical reflexivity.

Reform of the Global Financial Architecture: The Role of BRICS and the G20

Reform of the Global Financial Architecture: The Role of BRICS and the G20

The reforms that are being made in the Global Financial Architecture (GFA) are incremental at best, and not achieving the necessary systemic change.

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Sovereignty and Absence in International Relations: Hauntological Performativity

Contrasting ‘ontological performativity’ and ‘hauntological performativity’, this essay understands sovereignty as an entity that is neither absent nor present.

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