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In 2022, Kristina Lunz, a leading voice in the fight for gender equality in international politics, published her bestselling book, The Future of Foreign...

BRICS v. USA: Fight of the Century

The alliance bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) is emerging as a massive potential competitor to the economic dominance of...

Collective Trauma: the Underestimated Force in International Politics

Gazimestan, 1989. In front of about one million Serbians, then–president Slobodan Milošević delivered a momentous speech to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Battle...

25 Years Later, the Good Friday Agreement is in Need of an Update

On May 22nd, 1998, a referendum was held on a seemingly simple question: “Do you support the agreement reached at the multi-party talks on...

Defending the Freedom of Nations and Navigation: The Militarization of the Indo-Pacific

In February 2023, the United States and the Philippines reached a level of military cooperation not seen in nearly three decades. Following the signing...

Old Habits Die Hard: The U.S.’ New Forever War

On January 27th, 2017, 160 civilians were killed in an airstrike on a displaced persons’ settlement in Nigeria. The region was and continues to...

Peru – Democracy in Peril

On 7 December 2022, a wave of protests erupted in various regions of Peru following the impeachment and subsequent arrest of elected President Pedro...

A Tenuous Optimism: Potential Effects of Lula’s Leadership on Brazil

“I’m here to say that Brazil is ready to come back,” proclaimed new Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, often called Lula, at...

Let’s Get Creative! The Importance of Creativity in International Policy Studies

What is the most essential quality that graduate students should possess in the field of international policy studies? Some might argue that it is the...

The Rusty “Development Machine” in Guinea-Bissau

It is common for university students to become easily disillusioned with their first post-graduate positions. This is especially true in industries, which reveal stark...

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