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12 October 2016
Borders are constructed to separate people, but they become a permanent point of contact and violence between the two sides. In this article, Pescinski identifies the underlying…
15 July 2016
In IR a state can take typically take three approaches: cooperation, unilateralism or inactivity. Within the realm of climate diplomacy, we witness states playing all these roles…
14 July 2016
The intersections of two bodies of literature—feminist perspectives in (and on) IR and the study of traumatic memory in IR—offer a promising avenue for research. In…
12 July 2016
Renewable resources, Philip Lloyd argues, are being exploited to the extent that there is a loss of species and future generations are threatened.  The problem the world…
11 July 2016
Bill Buchanan argues that the cryptocurrency, bitcoin, will soon undergo a major change, and explains why no one knows what will happen next. Imagine being told that your wage was…
08 July 2016
After a year of cross border investigations, a big leak of documents belonging to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has started to be released in international media.…
07 July 2016
In a major shift with far-reaching implications, two global institutions acknowledged the impact of mental illness on issues like poverty and economic growth. On April 13 and 14,…
06 July 2016
Nation states will have an increasing role in implementing SDGs, so campaigners should focus on 'the national' rather than the global. The last few months have been a…
05 July 2016
UNSC Resolution 2272 can rightly be called groundbreaking but the UN may find itself in a bind if it excludes numerous countries from contributing troops and police. Once again…
05 July 2016
Western military planners see armed drones as the route to battlefield ascendancy. But rapid technological advance is shredding their dream. Two recent columns in this series…
28 June 2016
Phasing out fossils fuels would go a long way to stopping dangerous climate change – but it might be harder than we thought. Anthony James explains. To have any chance of…
21 June 2016
The official consensus from the United Nations summit last month was ‘business as usual’ for the global drug control regime. But there’s cause for optimism for…
17 June 2016
Wolfgang Lehmacher argues that the proliferation of fences worldwide is something that we should be concerned about, and explains why. In December 2015, the BBC wrote: “EU…
16 June 2016
Fear and anger that undergird the reactions to outgroups contribute greatly to coalescing diverse interests into supporting strong border controls which exclude migrants. In the…