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Australia on the United Nations Security Council 2013-14: An Evaluation

Australia on the United Nations Security Council 2013-14: An Evaluation

While Australia did have a chance to exert some influence and produce resolutions, the state’s time at the forefront of the Council was not entirely successful.

Interview – Edmund Clark

Interview – Edmund Clark

Award-winning artist Edmund Clark discusses his work on state practices associated with the war on terror such as torture and extraordinary rendition and visual politics.

Queering the Chilean Armada from the Inside Out?

Queering the Chilean Armada from the Inside Out?

Mauricio Ruiz embodies various meanings which contest binary interpretive frameworks aiming to categorize him according to an either/or logic.

Risk Theory vs. Securitisation: An Analysis of the Global Surveillance Program

Risk Theory vs. Securitisation: An Analysis of the Global Surveillance Program

Risk theory’s analysis of global surveillance networks provides a superior alternative to securitisation theory, but it continues to remain underdeveloped.

Creating A Terrorist: Evan Kohlmann v. Sami Osmakac

Creating A Terrorist: Evan Kohlmann v. Sami Osmakac

The expert report in the trial of Sami Osmakac is critically flawed and ultimately unfit to serve as testament to the defendant’s status as a “homegrown” terrorist.

Interview – Ruth Blakeley

Interview – Ruth Blakeley

Ruth Blakeley explains her research exposing the UK’s involvement in the torture of terror suspects, and discusses drones, human rights research and international law.

An Ethical Dilemma: How Classical Realism Conceives Human Nature

An Ethical Dilemma: How Classical Realism Conceives Human Nature

Classical realism’s understanding of human nature renders an imperfect depiction of reality that fails to incorporate progress or metaphysical development.

“Sanctions Are Coming”: Fear and Iranophobia in American Foreign Policy

“Sanctions Are Coming”: Fear and Iranophobia in American Foreign Policy

Iran’s characterization as a great threat in the Middle East is largely a result of institutionalized “Iranophobia” within American foreign policy.

Globalisation, Agency, Theory: A Critical Analysis of Marxism in Light of Brexit

Globalisation, Agency, Theory: A Critical Analysis of Marxism in Light of Brexit

Despite an increasing degree of economic integration, Marxist theory must consider geopolitical competition in the relationship between capitalism and the state system.

Emergency Powers and Executives: An Ever-Present Danger of Abuse?

Emergency Powers and Executives: An Ever-Present Danger of Abuse?

History and more recent events have shown that a risk of abuse of emergency powers always looms, even with well-meaning executives, because reduction is not eradication.

Interview – Austin Carson

Interview – Austin Carson

Austin Carson talks about his new book Secret Wars, the case of the US’ War on Terror, war as a ‘performance’, monitoring state activities and unpredictable leaders.

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