The American Political Scientist Kenneth Waltz in his 1981 controversial paper ‘The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: More May Be Better’ argued that proliferation of nuclear weapons would discourage countries to engage in a nuclear war as the cost of conflict would be too high to be profitable. In this essay Liam Maddrell rejects Kenneth Walz and explains why Waltz was wrong.
In this article Dr. Simon Leitch assesses the role of NATO and economic sanctions in the Ukraine crisis. He concludes that economic interdependence will insulate Russia from serious economic consequences whilst attempts by NATO to interject itself into the situation are misguided and doomed to fail.
Mustafa Zaidi* explores the political landscape of India in the lead up to the 2014 general election. Through the analysis of the Indian Congress Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party & the Aam Aadmi Party, Mustafa shares his vision of India’s political future.
Mubashar Hasan deconstructs the ‘myth’ of religion and politics through a critical analysis of the book “Religion and Politics in International Relations: The Modern Myth” by Timothy Fitzgerald.
The reasonable accommodations should not overcome the equality of men and women, or any other basic rights. Also, the state should clearly reaffirm his neutrality towards all religion. People in position of authority, like policemen and judges for example, should not wear religious signs while working.
With a current collective of 28 member states, the European Union embodies an innate sense of European nationalism. However, as the author, Mazida Khatun discusses, there is a deep element of doubt in this, particularly from Britain. This is a discussion of one identity in a diverse collective.
That means making our own policy where it suits Scotland determined by the democratic will of the Scottish people. Scotland will be a partner for peace and security in the World on its own terms.