Can Bullets Kill Soft Power? The National Rifle Association as a Threa ...

Image Caption: Although most regard the National Rifle Association (NRA) as relevant and influential to domestic U.S. politics, the organization may in fact threaten the  reputation of the United States as an international moral authority. Introduction […]

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The End of War and Peace: The Thesis of Frédéric Gros and the Federa ...

Image Caption: 03/17/2018 – Army Patrol in Vila Kennedy (Rio de Janeiro-RJ). By Mauro Pimentel/Agence France-Presse[1] “The war as ‘armed, public and just conflict,’ slowly disappears, with its lies and its nobilities, its atrocities and its […]

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Slovak Anxiety and Europeanisation: Ontological (In)security in Slovak ...

Image Caption: Former Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico (right) has toed the line between arguments in favor of its place in the European Union and nationalist, anti-immigrant rhetoric that starkly contrasts with the position taken by […]

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Reconciliation in Settler-Colonial States: A Study of the Political Ap ...

Image Caption: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizes to the First Nations, the indigenous people who, for over one hundred years of settler-colonialism, suffered from family separation and abuse at the hand of colonial and post-colonial […]

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First Place — On the Shores of Bab-el-Mandeb: Assessing China’s F ...

Image caption:  U.S. Navy Sailors assigned to Camp Lemonnier walk on the deck of the Chinese hospital ship, Ark Peace, in the Port of Djibouti, August 28, 2017. (Source) This essay was originally published in the […]

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The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation: Unable ...

Image Caption: The Mekong River is the subject of an escalating conflict over the development of hydropower infrastructure, and the dispute is marked by an intense power imbalance …

The Yasukuni Issue’s Disappearanc ...

Image Caption: The Yasukuni Shrine, originally erected to honor those who have fought for Japan, has been the center of a controversy with other East Asian countries, chiefly …

Book Reviews

Review: On Grand Strategy by John Lewis ...

John Lewis Gaddis’ most recent book certainly puts the ‘grand’ in Grand Strategy. It spans roughly 2,500 years of history and draws upon the works and deeds of individuals ranging …

Book Review: The Diffusion of Military ...

Summary In his book ‘The Diffusion of Military Power” Michael C. Horowitz presents an adoption-capacity theory that seeks to explain when and how states successfully adopt military technology and the adopted …

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