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Conclusion of the ThinkIR Academic Blog Project

In the Spring of 2011, three Politics PhD candidates from the University of Exeter (UK) developed an idea for setting up a Blog in International Affairs. Inspiration came while attending … Continue Reading →

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Globalisation Café

Reposted from our new Partner site Globalisation Café WHAT IS GLOBALISATION? A thin cloud of steam rises in wisps from your branded paper cup. Steam is the same everywhere. You … Continue Reading →

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Palestine and the anti-politics of peace and security

In security studies, Palestinians are cast as threats to be monitored and controlled, while Israelis are the human subjects who are worthy of security. Risky subjects An American Muslim, a … Continue Reading →


A brief thought on being a contemporary “rogue state”

In the early 1990’s the UN rid Iraq of chemical weapons. But in 2003 a US-led military campaign toppled the regime and Saddam Hussein was eventually hanged. In 2007 Libya … Continue Reading →


Syria after Ghouta: the urge to act, and the need to act wisely

According to US Secretary of State, John Kerry, there is no doubt that the ruling Asad regime is responsible for what was apparently a horrific gas attack in Ghouta, a … Continue Reading →

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Tough or Vulnerable?

Edward Snowden leaked information on how the US government does violence to American citizens in the name of saving them from terrorist threats. He’s now either a traitor or a … Continue Reading →


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