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.
Dr. Simon Leitch argues, some revolutions succeed but most fail, and the current protests in Hong Kong will have to break through many barriers to achieve democratic reforms. It will be interesting to see if the Chinese government can weather the storm without making any concessions, but we shouldn’t underestimate the power of well-managed authoritarianism.
Finlay Green* London, October 4, 2014 (Alochonaa): Nationalism is widely regarded as a poisonous ideology, and it’s not hard to see why. From Nazism to the Balkans conflict of the 1990s, nationalism has all too often been the political manifestation of xenophobia, leaving a trail of devastation in […]
Taj Hashmi* Clarksville, September 23, 2014 (Alochonaa): This is an in-depth study of the reasons and consequences of the rise of Islamist militancy and terror in global perspective, with detailed discussions on Islam, Islamism, America’s foreign and domestic policies; and their short- and long-term consequences on global and America’s […]
Steve Price-Thomas* Hanoi, September 17, 2014 (Alochonaa): I love Scotland. If I was reborn Scottish, I would be delighted (assuming that it was not as one of the Krankies). I’ve been thinking of writing this for many months. I know that the independence debate has strained families and […]
*Liam Maddrell Brisbane 15th September 2014 (Alochonaa): Last week’s ‘Ebola scare’ on the Gold Coast in Australia highlighted yet again the dangers and fears associated with this virus, and why governments around the world, particularly in the affluent West need to start treating the ongoing epidemic in West […]