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.
Simon Katterl discusses the rise of the new Atheist movement. In doing so Simon criticises the militant elements which are built upon emotion and misdirection.
In this essay an Edinburgh based artist Ross M Brown deconstructs space and time through architectural images used in cinematic works of the Russian film maker Andrei Tarkovsky.
Fahmida Zaman identifies economic development and access to education as the two fundamental requirements for female development, and ultimately female empowerment.
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.
Dr Simon Leitch takes a look at the logic behind Russia’s actions in Ukraine and advocates for a different mix of threats and promises towards Russia to diffuse the escalating situation.