E-International Relations
17h58 03  mars
The Pandemic and our Place in the World
Christopher Hobson
Viewing the pandemic as a social disaster means coming to terms with the way the disaster has reshaped people’s understanding of themselves and their world.
19h25 02  mars
Gender Inclusive Peace Process and Protection Concerns amidst the Myanmar Coup
Phyu Phyu Oo
The military’s capacity to lead an inclusive peace process, to ensure women’s representation, and to protect women and girls from violence, is diminishing.
Opinion - Peace through Law? Political Realism and Hans Kelsen
Robert Schuett
Perhaps a great political realist is one who sees that the political has always been intimately linked to the legal, and that nothing in our dealings with one another is inevitable.
Opinion - International Law versus Realpolitik in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Vahagn Avedian
Despite the November 9 ceasefire agreement, the fundamental questions about the region’s final status and the future of its native Armenian population remain unanswered.
Opinion - Mikhail Gorbachev: Cold War Hero or the Man Who Lost the Empire?
David R. Marples
The Soviet Union ended quietly under Gorbachev, a man who sought peaceful change but lacked the means to preserve the Soviet state.
11h04 28  février
Interview - Katsiaryna Shmatsina
E-International Relations
Katsiaryna Shmatsina outlines the key factors behind current protests in Belarus, their potential for success, and developments in Belarus’ foreign policy.
10h34 27  février
Remote Warfare in an Age of Distancing and ” Great Powers’
Alasdair McKay
The use of remote warfare has several significant problems and there can only be progress towards resolving them through discussions between communities.
06h38 26  février
Security Cooperation as Remote Warfare: The US in the Horn of Africa
Rubrick Biegon and and Tom Watts
Security cooperation programmes have provided a pathway to continued intervention, the ” remoteness’ of which applies only to the intervening actor, not local communities.
13h35 25  février
The Middle East: An Orientalist Creation
Arwa Syed
The Middle East can be understood as an imperial invention-created by European colonial powers-by exploring historic and contemporary orientalist policies in the region.
Remote Warfare in the Sahel and a Role for the European Union
Delina Goxho
Remote warfare conducted by Western forces is shifting its focus to the Sahel and as European states try to rely less on the US security apparatus, old legal challenges.
Understanding Power in Counterinsurgency: A Case Study of the Soviet-Afghanistan War
Marnix Middelburg
To be successful, counterinsurgency operations must expand beyond a solely militaristic conception of power to include soft power and popular support.
18h11 24  février
Call for Contributors - Decolonizing Politics and Theories from the Abya Yala
Fernando David Márquez Duarte and Victor Alejandro Espinoza Valle
We seek contributors for a forthcoming book on ’Decolonizing Politics and Theories from the Abya Yala’, focused in the study of Latin America.
What Happened to the Afghan Peace Talks?
Grant Farr
The negotiations with the Taliban are on hold and Afghanistan appears stuck. The government in Kabul now waits to see what the new Biden team will do.
The Significance of the Iran Hostage Crisis for International Dispute Settlement
Coline Ferrant
In 1979, Iranian students took 52 Americans hostage, resulting in a crisis in which Iran and the US resorted to international law and justice to find solutions.
11h10 22  février
LGBTQ History Month Interviews
E-International Relations
To celebrate LGBTQ History Month we asked previous contributors to E-IR whether they think the discipline of IR has made important strides to equally incorporate LGBTQ perspectives, ideas and histories.
19h21 21  février
Human Judgment in Remote Warfare
Joseph Chapa
Developers and military commanders should not merely ask which military tasks can be automated, but also ask where human judgment ought to be preserved.
Impact of Regime Policies on the Rise of Sectarian Violence: Case of Syria
Ondrej Palicka
Neopatrimonialism is the root cause of sectarian division that allows the reproduction of sectarian identity.
Review - Rights as Weapons: Instruments of Conflict, Tools of Power
Daniel Braaten
Clifford Bob presents the ways in which multiple actors use human rights to advance their agendas, both liberal and illiberal.
18h18 20  février
Opinion - Populism and Rhetoric Amidst the Farmers’ Protest in India
Ajay Gudavarthy
Despite smear campaigns, it looks difficult to reclaim a ubernationalist discourse against the authentically local and indigenous farmers.
Opinion - The Rise of Islamophobia in Poland
Tuhin Chakraborty
Regardless of the government’s rhetoric and its role in mainstreaming xenophobia, Poland needs immigrants.