Civil war

The Myanmar Conundrum: What Matters, and What Matters Less

Alfredo Zeli • Apr 23 2021 • Articles

As long as the root causes of what has been happening in Burma are not understood, the Myanmar conundrum proves to be mental before anything else.

Review – First Raise a Flag: How South Sudan Won the Longest War but Lost the Peace

Cliff (Ubba) Kodero • Jan 11 2021 • Features

A meticulously researched, revelatory, and engrossing account of how South Sudan’s pursuit of statehood became a struggle for survival.

Russian Military Aggression or ‘Civil War’ in Ukraine?

Taras Kuzio • Nov 27 2020 • Articles

Putin’s inability to comprehend his mistakes and his longevity in power for another sixteen years make the chances for peace low.

Fear as Driver of International Relations

Muqtedar Khan and Isa Haskologlu • Sep 2 2020 • Articles

Fear is a primal instinct that is necessary for survival and it shapes human choices and actions in all spheres of life, including international relations.

What Determines The Implementation of Civil War Peace Agreements?

Anurug Chakma • Aug 16 2020 • Articles

Perspectives ranging from commitment theory and the spoiler model, to the peace–justice framework, political regime and leadership theories explain why some agreements relapse while others continue.

Self-Determination as a Process: The United Nations in South Sudan

Kerstin Tomiak • Mar 10 2020 • Articles

In South Sudan, self-determination was ensured only to have it violated by external powers. These interferences did not help end the conflict; rather they made it worse.

Review – Keepers of the Future: La Coordinadora of El Salvador

Vanessa Braga Matijascic • Oct 30 2019 • Features

Avi Lewis’ documentary demonstrates how a Salvadorian community are overcoming violent conflict, prioritising their relationship with nature and participatory democracy.

Interview – Yolande Bouka

E-International Relations • Oct 30 2019 • Features

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 – Abbey Steele

E-International Relations • May 16 2019 • Features

Abbey Steele talks to us about the Colombian conflict, forms of displacement, the practice of ‘subcontracted state-building’, her fieldwork in Colombia and women in IR.

Interview – Dirk Kruijt

E-International Relations • Aug 15 2018 • Features

Dirk Kruijt discusses Cuba’s relationship with the Latin American Left, including it’s support for armed guerrillas, and how this policy has transformed over the decades.

Annexation and Hybrid Warfare in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

Taras Kuzio and Paul D’Anieri • Jun 25 2018 • Articles

The conflict in Ukraine will remain difficult to solve because Russia’s goals are contradictory to Ukraine’s and the West’s norms.

Review – Civil Wars: A History in Ideas

Jan Tattenberg • May 19 2017 • Features

An exponent of longue durée history, Armitage brings together several trains of thought in this volume which begins in ancient Rome and ends in contemporary Syria.

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