America’s Democratic Shortcomings and the Liberal International Order

Manuel Reinert • Nov 13 2020 • Articles

With better representation, citizens would choose policymakers more in tune with the progressive values held by the majority, at home and abroad.

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.

Opinion – Challenges to the Realist Perspective During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Gazala Fareedi • May 6 2020 • Articles

The pandemic has truly made us question the limiting theories of global politics which posits self-regarding/egoistic behavior by states as the only natural behavior.

Review – The Politics of Compassion

Eva Botella-Ordinas • Feb 26 2020 • Features

This fascinating book is a major contribution to understanding the politics of humanitarianism and citizens’ agency in the current international neo-liberal global order.

The PNAC (1997–2006) and the Post-Cold War ‘Neoconservative Moment’

Pierre Bourgois • Feb 1 2020 • Articles

The PNAC represented the post-Cold War neoconservative moment, and played a vital role in the intellectual revival of neoconservatism during the second half of the 1990s.

Student Feature – Spotlight on Liberal Internationalism

Th.W. Bottelier • Jan 31 2020 • Student Features

Liberal internationalism is one of the dominant traditions of IR. History shows its connection to the emergence of the concept of ‘the international’ itself.

Hegemony and Diversity in the ‘Liberal International Order’: Theory and Reality

Amitav Acharya • Jan 14 2020 • Articles

Global power shifts, anti-globalization sentiments and the rise of populist leaders highlight a crisis in the ‘hegemony-diversity gap’ at the heart of the liberal order.

Review Feature – The US Foreign Policy Consensus in Crisis

Richard W. Coughlin • Oct 9 2019 • Features

Richard Coughlin analyses Kagan and Walt’s decade old debate on IR theory, the clash between realism and liberalism and how it ties into modern politics in the Trump era.

Interview – Christian Davies

E-International Relations • Jul 30 2019 • Features

Journalist Christian Davies talks to us about the current situation in Poland, Poland and Hungary’s relations with the EU, and some of the challenges facing journalists.

Hatred and Fear: Bolsonaro and the Return of Irrational Politics

Rafael R. Ioris and Andre Pagliarini • Jul 29 2019 • Articles

Brazil is yet another case of liberal politics deteriorating into the fetid morass of hatred, fear, baseless accusations and prosecutions against those seen as enemies.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Liberalism and American Imperialism

Jeffrey W. Meiser • Jul 10 2019 • Student Features

US relations with Mexico in the 1910s show how institutional and normative domestic structures restrained the use of violent power.

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Luke Cooper • Jul 4 2019 • Features

Mandelbaum’s book is an analytically flawed, contradictory and unconventional piece of realist scholarship that considers the instability of the post-Cold War period.

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