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The Future Challenges Facing Europe as a Global Actor

The Future Challenges Facing Europe as a Global Actor

Geopolitical developments and changes to the international system constitute the major challenges facing the European Union in the future.

Interview – Lucy Corkin

Interview – Lucy Corkin

Lucy Corkin talks to us about Chinese investment in Africa and the relationship more broadly, the fintech revolution in Africa and the impact on traditional banking.

Recursive Politics: The 20th-Century Roots of China’s Return to Monarchy

Recursive Politics: The 20th-Century Roots of China’s Return to Monarchy

A look into the history and political philosophy of China explains its current authoritarian tendencies.

Res Publica Christiana Revisited: International Organization in the Middle Ages

Res Publica Christiana Revisited: International Organization in the Middle Ages

A re-examination of Bull’s international society shows how the Middle Ages, while lacking modern states, maintained international organisation with the Catholic Church.

Black History Month Interviews

Black History Month Interviews

To celebrate Black History Month we asked former interviewees whether they think the discipline of IR has made important strides to equally incorporate people of colour.

Interview – Yolande Bouka

Interview – Yolande Bouka

Yolande Bouka discusses the importance of Black History Month, anti-black racism and how to decolonise IR, female agency in warfare and transitional justice in Rwanda.

Interview – Olivia Rutazibwa

Interview – Olivia Rutazibwa

Olivia Rutazibwa discusses the importance of Black History Month, silencing in IR, epistemic violence, decolonial approaches to humanitarianism and ethical retreat.

Interview – Toni Haastrup

Interview – Toni Haastrup

Toni Haastrup discusses the importance of Black History Month, challenges faced by the African Union, the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, EU-AU relations and Brexit.

Terrorism and the End of Western Hegemony: A Gramscian Perspective

Terrorism and the End of Western Hegemony: A Gramscian Perspective

Terrorists’ organizations are counter-hegemonic strategy that pose a threat to US hegemony, and these non-state structures operate along the Gramscian model.

A Critical Analysis of The Exclusion of the State in Terrorism Studies

A Critical Analysis of The Exclusion of the State in Terrorism Studies

The exclusion of the State from Terrorism Studies not only hinders a comprehensive understanding of the terrorist phenomenon, but also conceals state violence.

Interview – Chantelle Lewis

Interview – Chantelle Lewis

Chantelle Lewis discusses the importance of Black History Month, the effects of Brexit on people of colour, her PhD and the representation of Black students in academia.

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