The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 unleashed a geopolitical trend that has largely held steady into the present day. That is, the United…View More The Year the World Began to Fragment
When the year 2014 began, many could not resist comparisons to 1914. After all, the outbreak of the First World War brought what had been…View More 2014: The Year of Global Fragmentation
There is something remarkably old-fashioned about the crisis that has broken out in the Crimea and the Eastern Ukraine. For once, there seems to be…View More Editorial: The New Sudetenland and the Return of the Truman Doctrine
The sequel to the critically acclaimed (and highly controversial) “Cold War” that ran from 1945 to 1989, Cold War 2: Electric Boogaloo follows one of…View More Print Edition: Cold War 2: Electric Boogaloo
In this interview, we sat down with Lecturer Chris Ogden, who specialises in national identity, security, and domestic politics in East and South Asia. East…View More IR Professor Interview Series: Chris Ogden
For anyone who has followed the news about Afghanistan for the past couple years, the year 2014 is one that commentators have treated with dread.…View More Why This Year will be a Turning Point for Afghanistan (Sort Of)
Last month, a curious thing happened in the world of arms trading. Turkey, which has for years been seeking to acquire a long-range air defence…View More Closing the Gap: New Opportunities for the Chinese Arms Industry
Italian politics for a lot of people is becoming (if it hasn’t already become) something of a spectator sport. So when the spectacle of Silvio…View More The End of Silvio?
Outrage is a peculiar thing. Often when struck with outrage at anything from a political to a personal issue, one can easily find oneself consumed…View More Why Does the Pope Need to be Liberal?
One of the stranger aspects of the Syrian crisis was how little we saw China throughout it. Granted, China did strongly oppose any Western intervention…View More Why China Will Not Awaken Just Yet
North Korea is in trouble. Kim Jong-Un, the world’s youngest and arguably most inexperienced world leader, now helms a country that faces an increasingly uncertain…View More Can We Unify Korea?
The Italian political system has seldom been renowned for its predictability, but this last election seems to have upended expectations about where the country is…View More Is this a Joke? How a Comedian Became a Kingmaker