ISIS

Interview – Selim Koru

E-International Relations • Apr 26 2018 • Features
Analyst Selim Koru shares his views on Turkey's relations with Russia and its Western allies, its approach to Islamic State, the Kurdish PKK and the peace process.

Huntington vs. Mearsheimer vs. Fukuyama: Which Post-Cold War Thesis is Most Accurate?

Glen M.E. Duerr • Apr 22 2018 • Articles
Scholars cannot discount Huntington because core parts of his arguments still remain relevant to the narratives of today even if he is incorrect in some places.

Realism, Post-Realism and ISIS

Francis A. Beer and Robert Hariman • Jan 17 2018 • Articles
ISIS has revealed that a productive stability probably needs more than the brokering of existing national interests by outside powers and local elites.

What Has Russia Achieved in Syria?

Robert Clark • Jan 7 2018 • Articles
Syrian intervention has showcased to the world that Russia is again a military power to be reckoned with, capable of sustaining a military campaign far from its borders.

The Separability of Jihad

Stephen Chan • Nov 26 2017 • Articles
It may be in the social origins of the psychology of jihad, rather than in foreign policy, that we might best begin some meaningful work on exploring this phenomenon.

Interview – Michael Stephens

E-International Relations • Oct 26 2017 • Features
RUSI's Michael Stephens answers questions on the recent referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, Trump's Middle East policy, developments in Syria and the Iran nuclear deal.

Open Access Book – Meditations on Diplomacy: Comparative Cases in Diplomatic Practice and Foreign Policy

Stephen Chan • Oct 15 2017 • Features
This book, by Stephen Chan, explores via a range of examples, the challenges diplomacy faces today as actors seek to change history and undermine interests.

Interview – Joseph Chinyong Liow

E-International Relations • Oct 12 2017 • Features
Dr Chinyong Liow discusses the Trump administration's strategy for East and Southeast Asia, growing conservatism in Indonesia, and the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

Revenge of Zarqawi: The Islamic State Attacks in Iran

Vesna Markovic and Kenneth E. Gray • Jul 21 2017 • Articles
From its inception, the Islamic State has focused on the Shi’a as the main enemy. The attack in Iran may serve to increase tensions in the already volatile Middle East.

‘Ungoverned Spaces?’ The Islamic State’s Challenge to (Post-)Westphalian ‘Order’

Matt Gordner • Jun 24 2017 • Articles
To what extent can we maintain that the Westphalian ‘order’ is stable and lasting given the recurring evidence of the existence of ‘rogue,’ ‘weak,’ or ‘failed’ states?

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