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International Affairs - Volume 96, Issue 3, May 2020

International Affairs – Volume 96, Issue 3, May 2020

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International Affairs

Volume 96, Issue 3, May 2020

ISSN: 0020-5850, EISSN: 1468-2346

International Affairs is one of the world’s leading journals of international relations and one of the few to cover the entire discipline. Founded by and edited at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, it has been in existence for over 90 years and has become renowned for its academically rigorous, practitioner-focused scholarship.

Over the years it has featured articles not only from many of the leading international relations scholars but also from those rising in the profession. This lively and provocative journal will keep you up to date with latest critical thinking on the key issues shaping today’s world. Whatever your level and area of interest, you will find International Affairs readable, informative and stimulating.


Violence, visuality and world politics
Introduction: violence, visuality and world politics
Helen Berents, Constance Duncombe

It’s a man’s world: carnal spectatorship and dissonant masculinities in Islamic State videos
Manni Crone

Politics, policy-making and the presence of images of suffering children
Helen Berents

Social media and the visibility of horrific violence
Constance Duncombe

Editor’s Choice
Horror, apocalypse and world politics
Tim Aistrope, Stefanie Fishel

Soundscapes of war: the audio-visual performance of war by Shi’a militias in Iraq and Syria
Helle Malmvig

How images frame China’s role in African development
George Karavas

Original Articles
Accountability, denial and the future-proofing of British torture
Ruth Blakeley, Sam Raphael

Rethinking youth bulge theory in policy and scholarship: incorporating critical gender analysis
Lesley Pruitt

The multilevel identity politics of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest
Galia Press-Barnathan, Naama Lutz

Power and diplomacy in the post-liberal cyberspace
André Barrinha, Thomas Renard

Let’s talk about the interregnum: Gramsci and the crisis of the liberal world order
Milan Babic

China and Russia in R2P debates at the UN Security Council
Zheng Chen, Hang Yin

Book reviews
International Relations theory
When political transitions work: reconciliation as interdependence
Pamina Firchow

Imagining disarmament, enchanting International Relations
Orion Noda

International history
Opium’s long shadow: from Asian revolt to global drug control
Luke Gibbon

Governance, law and ethics
A world divided: the global struggle for human rights in the age of nation-states
Yuna C Han

Refugees’ roles in resolving displacement and building peace: beyond beneficiaries
Tanita Jill Poeggel

Faith-based organizations in transnational peacebuilding
Emma Tomalin

Power in peacekeeping
Herman T Salton

Conflict, security and defence
The morality of security: a theory of just securitization
David Bentley

Only the dead: the persistence of war in the modern age
Benjamin Duerr

Marque and reprisal: the spheres of public and private warfare
Tim Willasey-Wilsey

The future of British foreign policy: security and diplomacy in a world after Brexit; Embers of empire in Brexit Britain
Vernon Bogdanor

Turkey’s pivot to Eurasia: geopolitics and foreign policy in a changing world order
Eyüp Ersoy

Russia and Eurasia
The central Asian economies in the twenty-first century: paving a New Silk Road
Anja Mihr

Kremlin winter: Russia and the second coming of Vladimir Putin; The return of the Russian Leviathan
Andrew Wood

Middle East and North Africa
Tribal politics in the borderland of Egypt and Libya
Ronald Bruce St John

Enlightenment on the eve of revolution: the Egyptian and Syrian debates
James Denselow

Salafism in the Maghreb: politics, piety, and militancy
Inga Kristina Trauthig

Sub-Saharan Africa
China–Africa and an economic transformation
Folashadé Soulé

South Asia
Fateful triangle: how China shaped US–India relations during the Cold War
Ian Hall

Indo-Pacific empire: China, America and the contest for the world’s pivotal region
Nishad Sanzagiri

The Taliban at war: 2001–2018
Andrew Rathmell

East Asia and Pacific
The Senkaku paradox: risking Great Power war over small stakes
Joel Campbell

Geocultural power: China’s quest to revive the Silk Roads for the twenty-first century
Tim Summers

North America
A democratic foreign policy: regaining American influence abroad
David Ryan

‘I made mistakes’: Robert McNamara’s Vietnam policy, 1960–1968
Charles Coutinho

Latin America and Caribbean
In their own best interest: a history of the U.S. effort to improve Latin Americans
Philip Chrimes

End Matter
Books reviewed May 2020


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