The development of new technologies and modes of production have always facilitated changes in political systems. Today, on the back of developments in cyberspace, a new class of global citizenship is emerging which will help reshape the present political system across the developed and developing world. This is the first of the four-part series written by Dr. Jon Kofas.
Dr. Simon Leitch argues that the fighting in Ukraine has largely fallen off the radar of many people in the West, and there is no longer any serious talk of getting back Crimea, but the long-term dangers for Ukraine are as high as ever. Rather than facing Russian annexation, Ukraine now finds itself in the unenviable position of becoming yet another frozen conflict zone on the Russian periphery.
In this brief note, Steve Price-Thomas shows his disappointment upon Australian G20 Presidency.
Mubashar Hasan argues that the general frame of war on terror rhetoric is that no one is safe and secure unless politics is securitised in order to pave the way for growing investment in the military industry.
Dr Laura Shepard discusses the politics and practices of knowledge production within the discipline of international relations.
Extinction is not just a matter of life and death, it is the hinge between existence and non-being. Today, the rising threat of mass extinction poses an unprecedented challenge for security, and to the ontology and ethics that attend it.
Against the backdrop of the Ebola outbreak, Dr. Hayes argues that the IR community in the United States should acknowledge the significance of the securitization theory, an approach developed in Europe, for longer term policy solutions.