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Shifting Sands of Academia

The demands of the academy can, at times, appear futile. This malaise is most acute when one’s ostensible “requirements” for continued professional development take them further away from the most inspiring avenues of their field. 268 more words

Reporter's Notebook

Realism in International Relations: A Theoretical Dialogue


The history of realism is the history of disagreements among its greatest proponents. To understand realism therefore, one must critically examine these divergent writings and views with an aim of accurately conceptualising the subject matter. 2,966 more words

Classical Realism

Defining a new security for Europe that brings Russia from the cold #Russia #Brussels #Ukraine #Europe

A round table discussion named “Defining a new security for Europe that brings Russia from the cold” is going to take place on Monday the 2nd of March 2015 at The Press Club Brussels Europe (located at Rue Froissart, 95 – 200 meters from Place Schuman) at 10am. 247 more words


°BRIC countries: Naval military power


Offshore from the Syrian coast, the Russian navy (Военно-морской Флот Российской Федерации) is conducting probably its largest naval deployment outside its own territorial waters since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. 7,388 more words


Putin's Defense - Mearsheimer - Response, Note, Loose Reference

“The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia’s orbit and integrate it into the West.” … 297 more words


How often do world leaders lie?

“Lying comes easy to leaders who think that they live in a Hobbesian world.” – John Mearsheimer

In his 2011 book, Why Leaders Lie, John Mearsheimer explores the question of lying as a tool for statecraft. 1,362 more words

International Relations

The Tragedy of Great Power Politics

Sometimes the pursuit of non-security goals has hardly any effect on the balance of power, one way or the other. Human rights interventions usually fit this description, because they tend to be small-scale operations that cost little and do not detract from a great power’s prospects for survival.

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