Narratives of Violence: The Hong Kong Protests Through Opposing Media Outlets

Shumin Cao • Jul 28 2021 • Essays

Two media outlets, the Guardian and the People’s Daily, are markedly different in their portrayal of violence during the 2019-20 Hong Kong protests.

ISIS’ Use of Sexual Violence as a Strategy of Terrorism in Iraq

Beatrice Aubert • Jul 27 2021 • Essays

The case of the Yazidi community provides evidence on how terrorist groups can resort to sexual violence as a strategy of ethnic cleansing.

Military Conscription and Its Role in Shaping a Nation

Nina Nasr • Jul 25 2021 • Essays

Switzerland and Singapore are case studies to show that in specific situations military conscription can increase social cohesion and help the nation-building process.

Ontological Insecurity: A Case Study on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Jerusalem

Elaine Donderer • Jul 23 2021 • Essays

Under ontological security theory, Jerusalem engages in securitization in an effort to protect and solidify Israeli identity, resulting in Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Interview – Alan Philps

E-International Relations • Jul 21 2021 • Features

Alan Philps talks about his career in journalism, current challenges facing journalists, Britain’s role in the world, and the US approach to climate change.

Where Angels Fear to Tread: How to Make Global Business Responsible

David Kinley • Jul 19 2021 • Articles

As Keynes suggested, a market economy will not benefit all of society until such time as we can get rid of capitalism’s objectionable features.

Opinion – The Hypocrisy of the UK Government’s Plans for Girl’s Education in the Global South

Keya Khandaker • Jul 19 2021 • Articles

Girls‘ education is instrumentalised to mask deep financial cuts for aid agencies and shift the burden of responsibility.

The South Tyrol Model: Ethnic Pacification in a Nutshell

Roland Benedikter • Jul 19 2021 • Articles

The arrangement of the autonomous area may provide a counter-model to the return of political tribalism in the clothes of ethnonationalism.

Is China Under-Exploiting One Legal Avenue in the South China Sea?

He Xiaheng Derek • Jul 17 2021 • Articles

Beijing faces a legal quandary between tacitly admitting the continued ROC presence on Taiwan and not making full use of the Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty.

Prosecuting Heads of State: Sovereignty Immunity and the Anti-Impunity Norm

Yuna Han • Jul 16 2021 • Articles

Black-boxing the internal structure of the norm pushes us to think about contestation surrounding particular behavioural prescriptions in overly dichotomous terms.

Adorno on Late Modernity and Unfreedom: Reflections in a Global Era

Silviya Lechner • Jul 16 2021 • Articles

Adorno further alerts us to the threat that Fascism might reappear in novel historical forms. If he is right, all contemporary societies in late modernity contain fascist elements in one form or another.

Where is God in the Anthropocene?

Maximilian Lakitsch • Jul 16 2021 • Articles

The post-anthropocentric turn into a posthuman world is at the same time a turn towards a materialist world. There, the ideas of ideality and transcendence seem difficult to uphold.

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