International Relations Blog Posts

A Team Approach to Intergenerational Justice

We have difficulty living up to our obligations to future generations. To be precise, our problem is not not that we don’t care about what happens to the world after we're gone. It is that we can’t explain why we should care, and therefore cannot...
by The Philosophers Beard on Nov 23, 2016

What Terrorists Want - and How to Stop Them Getting It

Source In order to talk sensibly about terrorism we have to acknowledge its rationality. Set aside the armchair psychologising and Muslim blaming that goes on after every atrocity or ISIS video. That low grade psychobabble turns tragic events into...
by The Philosophers Beard on Mar 24, 2016

The Brain Gain: Why Smart People Should be Encouraged to Leave Developing Countries

Guest post by Denise Coenegracht Skilled workers emigrating from developing countries are good for us, but bad for the developing countries At least, according to the received wisdom. When considering the facts, a different picture emerges. One w...
by The Philosophers Beard on Jan 4, 2016

Rich countries are not to blame for global warming but they should still pay more to stop it

An unfortunate side effect of the moralisation of global warming is the blame game. A large number of people seem to think it makes sense to address the enormous problem of global warming by putting various rich countries on trial for their crimes ag...
by The Philosophers Beard on Dec 5, 2015

International Relations Festival (IRELFEST) 2015

Korps Mahasiswa Hubungan Internasional Universitas Riau Presents: International Relations Festival (IRELFEST) “Introducing the amazing diversity of the world” Event tahunan kami yang diadakan untuk kamu para pemuda/pemudi pewaris negeri...
by Info Pekanbaru on Mar 31, 2015

The Asshole Theory of International Relations: Why some countries are so ghastly and what to do about them

Some countries are assholes. They trample on international norms about human rights, maritime boundaries, climate change conventions, and so on. They repeatedly make and break promises and then complain indignantly and even violently if they are chal...
by The Philosophers Beard on Mar 17, 2015

Last-Minute Pleas to Stop Indonesia's Execution of Two Australian Drug Smugglers

The vigils continue for Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan. My roundup for Global Voices of online reactions to the latest developments:Tony Abbott says he has done everything he can but will not engage in “megaphone diplomacy”, according to the Ja...
by Red Bluff on Feb 5, 2015

Countdown to Asian Cup 2015 Hots Up

The Asian Cup 2015 kicks off on Friday 9 January in Melbourne. Global Voices is covering the unfolding stories.The first post: Countdown to Asian Cup 2015 Hots Up in Australia...
by Red Bluff on Jan 4, 2015

What World Leaders Should Discuss at Brisbane's G20 Summit

My latest Global Voices post: What World Leaders Should Discuss at Brisbane's G20 SummitThe G20 summit on 15- 6 November 2014 has done what terrorism has never managed to do – shutdown the centre of an Australian city, namely Brisbane. Just the arr...
by Red Bluff on Nov 15, 2014

I’ve prayed for forgiveness – 21-yr-old student who hacked his father to death

Tolani Ajayi was cool and his mien was exceptionally calm. One could have mistaken him for a young man who had just rolled out of bed to answer a knock at the door. But what brought him to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ogun State Polic...
by bt24news on Jul 12, 2014

Peter Greste: Act to #FreeAJStaff

My post for Global Voices: Australian Shock and Outrage at Egyptian Sentencing of Al Jazeera JournalistsUpdate from @no_filter_Yamba: @Kevin_Rennie Trying to spread info where write, phone, fax, email Egyptian Embassy in Australia re Peter Greste pic...
by Red Bluff on Jun 24, 2014

Reactions to Australia's Deal to Dump Refugees in Cambodia

Some initial reactions on twitter to Australia's deal to resettle successful asylum seekers in Cambodia:Australia/Cambodia DealPlease add your voice to this crime against humanity.
by Red Bluff on May 20, 2014

Global Voices: Australians High Five International Court Decision Against Japanese Whaling

Image: Greenpeace Australia PacificMy post for Global Voices:There has been online elation on Australian social media following the news that on 31 March 2014 the International Court of Justice has found against Japan’s so-called ‘scientific rese...
by Red Bluff on Apr 1, 2014

Will Fiji Become Australia's New Best Friend in the Pacific?

Will Fiji Become Australia's New Best Friend? is my latest post for Global Voices.Many have been left wondering what secrets their pleasant exchange might be hiding:PM Bainimarama meets Australian Foreign Minister, Julie BishopFiji Ministry of I...
by Red Bluff on Feb 17, 2014

Peter Greste: 35 days Detained and Counting

Australian journalist Peter Greste and other staff form Al Jazeera English were arrested in Egypt on December 28 2013. They are now awaiting trial on highly dubious terrorism charges. I left this comment on the Guardian's latest story Peter Greste ar...
by Red Bluff on Feb 4, 2014

WikiLeaks Party's Shock Visit With Syria's Assad

From my post for Global Voices Advocacy- WikiLeaks Supporters Shocked by Visit With Syria's Assad:Despite John Shipton and Wikipedia indicating that the delegation also met with the Syrian opposition, details have not become available yet. Accompanyi...
by Red Bluff on Jan 8, 2014

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by jobslogin.in on Dec 29, 2013

Textor's Twitter Farce Follows Revelations of Australia Spying on Indonesian President

"...we now have #Textor’s Law: the most social media savvy spin doctors are only 140 characters away from their inevitable brain snap. It has something to do with wishing you could eat your words."My latest post for Global Voices looks at the extra...
by Red Bluff on Nov 23, 2013

Political Science – Daily Answer Writing Challenge Day – 19

QUESTIONS:11/11/2013 Comment on Marxist Approach to international relations. (200 Words) Comment on Decision- making approach.( 200 Words) Analyze the emergence of environmental movements in India.(300 Words)  Analyze the nature of New social moveme...
by REFLECTIONS on Nov 10, 2013

The Functions of Diplomacy

The Functions of Diplomacy Diplomacy has existed since the beginning of the human race. The act of conducting negotiations between two persons, or two nations at a large scope is essential to the... www.shahidsoomro.tk...
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