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Political Islamists and the Inclusion-Moderation Thesis
3 years ago

Political Islamists and the Inclusion-Moderation Thesis

The ‘inclusion-moderation- thesisposits that political Islamists may become more moderate if they are included in pluralist political processes. How do you assess the empirical evidence for this …
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A Case for Putin (and Neo-realism)
3 years ago

A Case for Putin (and Neo-realism)

The prevailing Western perception is that the Ukrainian crisis has been purely a function of Russian aggression; the Crimean annexation was merely a prelude to greater Russian expansion, a preface …
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Who are you calling a Fascist?
3 years ago

Who are you calling a Fascist?

It seems that accusing some of being a “fascist” has experienced an impressive revival in 2014. When taking aim at a political enemy, the fascist label is about the most heavy …
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Does the current ‘pivot’ or ‘rebalancing’ of power by the United States towards the Pacific region represent an opportunity or a risk for Australia?
3 years ago

Does the current ‘pivot’ or ‘rebalancing’ of power by the United States towards the Pacific region represent an opportunity or a risk for Australia?

The United States and their pivot to the Asia Pacific region has produced both opportunities and trepidation for Australia. In 2011, then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that …
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Which International Relations theorie(s) best explain the rise of China in the international system?
4 years ago

Which International Relations theorie(s) best explain the rise of China in the international system?

The rise of China in the international system is best explained through the international relations paradigms of: Liberalism, Neoliberal Institutionalism and Constructivism. China’s evolution has been characterised by its economic …
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Failed-States Failing the States
4 years ago

Failed-States Failing the States

Just over two decades ago the United States witnessed the collapse of it’s half century great power rival, and seized upon it’s regional hegemony status to dominate the international security …
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Keeping it Real in America [Part 2]
4 years ago

Keeping it Real in America [Part 2]

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy has been dictated not by the pragmatism of Realism, but rather, it has …
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Keeping it Real in America [Part 1]
4 years ago

Keeping it Real in America [Part 1]

The American electorate has historically possessed a poor record of embracing, or rather accepting, the merits and reality that the school of Realism plays in the United States’s foreign policy …
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