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Interview – Jenna Marshall

Interview – Jenna Marshall

Jenna Marshall discusses her research on the politics of pedagogy in the Caribbean and how Pan-African social social movements help us rethink international development.

Interview – H. Akin Ünver

Interview – H. Akin Ünver

Akin Ünver discusses computational social science (CSS) and IR, his research using CSS on the Syrian Civil War, and the use of the Internet by authoritarian leaders.

Is There a Right to Secession in International Law?

Is There a Right to Secession in International Law?

There is minimal and conflicting evidence in regard to the application of the right to remedial secession in practice, requiring consolidation from the ICJ.

Can Marxism in International Relations Offer Solutions to the Eco-Crisis?

Can Marxism in International Relations Offer Solutions to the Eco-Crisis?

Marx’s conception of nature was ecological to its core, and Marxism as an IR theory provides a possible framework to discuss global environmental policy.

Interview – Zeynep N. Kaya

Interview – Zeynep N. Kaya

Zeynep Kaya tackles the repercussions of the Turkish invasion of Northern Syria, the position of women in Iraqi Kurdistan and the recovery of Yazidi communities.

Cultural Relativism in R.J. Vincent’s “Human Rights and International Relations”

Cultural Relativism in R.J. Vincent’s “Human Rights and International Relations”

Vincent is successful in combating cultural relativist opposition to universal human rights, insofar as his core argument pre-emptively eschews questions of relativism.

Is Decolonisation Always a Violent Phenomenon?

Is Decolonisation Always a Violent Phenomenon?

In the cases of 20th century decolonisation, violence was an unavoidable means to overthrowing a violent system.

The Problem of Cyber Attribution Between States

The Problem of Cyber Attribution Between States

Cyber attribution does not always lead to the desired outcome of deterrence. Thus, the laws governing this issue should be used on an ad hoc basis.

War Scares and (Nearly) the End of the World: The Euromissiles Crisis of 1977–1987

War Scares and (Nearly) the End of the World: The Euromissiles Crisis of 1977–1987

If not for the influence of the European peace movements and eventual de-escalation at the hand of Mikhail Gorbachev, the prospect of a nuclear war might have been realised.

Why Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Being Questioned by Japan and India?

Why Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative Being Questioned by Japan and India?

Japan and India are hesitant to accept the Belt and Road Initiative because they see it as a means of expanding Chinese power unilaterally.

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