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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.

Is the European Union’s Institutional Architecture in Multiple Crisis?

Is the European Union’s Institutional Architecture in Multiple Crisis?

The multiple crises facing the EU are not isolated incidents, but are complex and interconnected issues developed over the course of the EU’s history.

Interview – Katarina Kušić

Interview – Katarina Kušić

Katarina Kušić discusses the concepts of intervention and liberal governmentality, her research on Serbia, ethnography and decolonial thought applied to Southeast Europe.

Compassionate Warfare, a Hard Promise to Keep: COIN in Iraq and Afghanistan

Compassionate Warfare, a Hard Promise to Keep: COIN in Iraq and Afghanistan

Despite the emphasis on winning “hearts and minds,” Counterinsurgency (COIN) campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan have not achieved their objectives.

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.

To What Extent is the Realist School of IR Theory Useful for Policymakers?

To What Extent is the Realist School of IR Theory Useful for Policymakers?

Due to contrasting aims of IR theory and practice, the processes drastically differ and limit the extent to which theory can be applied to practicing world politics.

Interview – Nayan Chanda

Interview – Nayan Chanda

Nayan Chanda discusses the US-China trade war, its repercusions, and parallels with US-Japan relations in the 1980s, as well as the current backlash against globalization.

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