This excellent paper analyses to what extent the EU is suppporting its declaration policy in DRC through operational policy.
This essay argues that Mearsheimer’s structural realism or offensive realism offers little explanatory or predictive value in the complex world of international politics and should rather be viewed as an ideal type of international politics or as a model for policy prescription.
In his essay “Anarchy is what states make of it”, Alexander Wendt posits that anarchy does not causally lead to a self-help system (Wendt 1992). Who is his critique aimed at, and how successful is he?
This brilliant essay argues that the EU tends to act as a normative power, promoting its norms abroad, but becomes a more realist actor when its immediate security interests are threaten. This paper focuses on the external aspects of EU’s energy policy as a case study.
This brilliant essay develops the rule of power in contrast to the rule of law by assessing the impact of International criminal Tribunals.
To what extent have the Arab uprisings of 2011 altered the status quo in the Middle East? This essay will argue, in relation to the cases of Egypt and Syria, that the Arab uprisings have significantly altered the autocratic status quo at the national level, affecting the regional balance of power and triggering the emergence of a new security order.
The father of classical realism, Hans Morgenthau, founds his theory of IR on the assumption that politics is governed by objective laws, rooted in the unchanging nature of human beings as pursuing their interests defined in terms of power. This essay argues that paradoxically, Hans Morgenthau’s focus on political efficacy and statecraft leads him to idealizing the state itself, forgetting that statesmen and governments must be subject to the same human limitations as the rest of us.