Post Tagged with: "Foreign Policy"

Review – Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention

Review – Media, Propaganda and the Politics of Intervention

Zollman’s book provides a well-supported analysis of the nature and significance of media, propaganda and intervention using six key events reported in three countries.

Interview – Gustav Meibauer

Interview – Gustav Meibauer

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gustav Meibauer, discusses the effectiveness of ‘hybrid tools’ of foreign policy, neoclassical realism, diversity within IR and teaching innovations.

A Middle Path? US Public Opinion and Grand Strategy

A Middle Path? US Public Opinion and Grand Strategy

A closer examination of recent public opinion date actually shows that the American people favor a “middle path” rather than either of the two preferred grand strategies.

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

Interview – Anoush Ehteshami

Prof. Ehteshami talks about his latest book on Iran, the MENA region’s relationship with East Asia, the impact of sanctions on Iran, and the resurgence of Saudi Arabia.

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.

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Review – Inside the Foreign Office

This three-part documentary shows UK politicians and civil servants in action, explores what diplomats do, and the impact of Brexit with some amusing yet worrying footage.

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.

Interview – Daniel Mügge

Interview – Daniel Mügge

Prof. Daniel Mügge talks about the scientization of economic governance, the US trade deficit, the manipulation of macroeconomic indicators and how to interpret them.

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

Soft power is a term coined by Joseph Nye in the late 1980s. Soft or not, Chinese strategies are all-pervading although not necessarily sustainable in the current state.

Interview – Columba Achilleos-Sarll

Interview – Columba Achilleos-Sarll

Columba Achilleos-Sarll discusses her PhD research on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, foreign policy analysis and the role of gender in the Brexit negotiations.

Interview – Virginie Grzelczyk

Interview – Virginie Grzelczyk

Virginie Grzelczyk discusses North Korea’s status as a nuclear power, the ways in which they are
“mainstreaming”, and their relationship with South Korea and the US.

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The Responsibility to Protect Has Turned into a Strategic Mistake

R2P has become a strategic conundrum that is being abused by powerful nations to further their own self-interest while it could become a drain on other economies.

For Putin, Confrontation with the West Is About More than Just Geopolitics

For Putin, Confrontation with the West Is About More than Just Geopolitics

The confrontation with the West and the cultivation of a siege mentality at home has been the most effective means left at Putin’s disposal for consolidating his power.

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