saddam

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 →


Dandi March

Give ‘Another Realism’ a Chance!

By Roberto Baldoli (PhD candidate Exeter) This article calls for a re-evaluation of the tradition of nonviolence as a form of political realism, based on a new article on Gandhi’s ‘Another … Continue Reading →


Martin Wight

My Favourite International Theorist? Martin Wight

  Martin Wight (1913-1972) is better known for his lectures on key traditions of international theory and his essays on power politics and systems of states. Here I focus on … Continue Reading →


Balata

Mearsheimer, Walt and the missing Palestinians

On March 3rd, 2012, Professor  John Mearsheimer and Professor Stephen Walt published an article in the Financial Times under the heading, “Mr Obama must take a stand against Israel over Iran.” This, … Continue Reading →


Raskolnikov’s Realism

At the end of Crime and Punishment, Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece, we find a moment when the main character (and at this point, our friend) Raskolnikov dreams about the international. He is … Continue Reading →


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