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Crisis or Continuation? The Trump Administration and Liberal Internationalism

Crisis or Continuation? The Trump Administration and Liberal Internationalism

The Trump presidency’s foreign policy can be understood in ‘Trumpian’ Neo-realist terms, which has potential ramifications for the Liberal Internationalist Order.

The Kosovan Precedent for the Annexation of Crimea

The Kosovan Precedent for the Annexation of Crimea

The Kosovan and Crimean situations are superficially similar, but commentators are wrong to claim that a Kosovan precedent can be applied to Crimea.

Walking a Fine Line: The Pros and Cons of Humanitarian Intervention

Walking a Fine Line: The Pros and Cons of Humanitarian Intervention

Humanitarian intervention remains a troubled, yet necessary concept that is impeded by a continuing schism between its legal nature and real world application.

Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. 30/Dec/2005. UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

Assessing the Claim That the Development of International Theory Is Over

The absence of an independent ontological foundation has rendered the progression and development of future International Relations theory stagnant.

Interview – Christoph Harig

Interview – Christoph Harig

Christoph Harig discusses Brazil’s civil-military relations and its participation in MINUSTAH, his expectations for the Bolsonaro administration and trust in politicians.

‘Almost Perfect’: The Bureaucratic Politics Model and U.S. Foreign Policy

‘Almost Perfect’: The Bureaucratic Politics Model and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Bureaucratic Politics Model provides an ‘almost perfect’ guide to U.S. foreign policymaking, as the presence of the President creates exceptions in this analysis.

Building Boundaries: The Sources of Nagorno Karabakh’s De Facto Statehood

Building Boundaries: The Sources of Nagorno Karabakh’s De Facto Statehood

This essay explains the variety of forces that operate within Nagorno Karabakh’s enclave – especially the ones related to Nation-Building and State-Making processes.

The Instrumentalization of Energy and Arms Sales in Russia’s Middle East Policy

The Instrumentalization of Energy and Arms Sales in Russia’s Middle East Policy

Energy cooperation and arms sales to the Middle East have emerged as key foreign policy instruments for Russia in its attempted re-emergence as a Great Power.

International Women’s Day Interviews

International Women’s Day Interviews

To celebrate International Women’s Day we asked former interviewees whether they think the discipline of IR has made important strides to equally incorporate women.

Interview – Anne Sisson Runyan

Interview – Anne Sisson Runyan

Anne Sisson Runyan discusses the importance of International Women’s Day, gender and IR, intersectionality, gender balance in academia and decolonial feminism.

Violence and Political Order: Galtung, Arendt and Anderson on the Nation-State

Violence and Political Order: Galtung, Arendt and Anderson on the Nation-State

The nation-state’s monopoly of violence means that the two are inextricably linked, with nationalism being the basis of political order.

A Strategic Playground: What Are Russia’s Interests in Post-9/11 Central Asia?

A Strategic Playground: What Are Russia’s Interests in Post-9/11 Central Asia?

Moscow’s hegemonic aspirations in Central Asia have led to a complex strategy involving dilution of American presence in the region and limited cooperation with China.

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