Jeffrey Robertson: Diplomatic Style and Foreign Policy – A case study of South Korea

Book Review

Martin Zubko

Jeffrey Robertson: Diplomatic Style and Foreign Policy – A case study of South Korea

DOI: https://doi.org/10.51870/CEJISS.R150202   We usually understand diplomatic practice as disciplined, hierarchic, pertaining to protocol, non-emotional and elitist. These prejudices refrain us from acknowledging the virtuosity of diplomacy as a discipline of diversities. Although diplomatic practice contains universal characteristics across national representations, each country has formed its diplomacy by including a portion of culture, traditions, mentality and a way of dealing with…

Lee Marsden: Religion and International Security

Book Review

Abhishek Choudhary

Lee Marsden: Religion and International Security

https://doi.org/10.51870/CEJISS.R150201   The discipline of International Relations (IR) has undergone a major renewal in recent decades. The ambit of security has expanded to include non-traditional threats. Scholars have sought to deepen and widen the concept by including newer arenas and actors that remain beyond the domain of mainstream IR. The move towards the sub-systemic level of explanation, however, does not penetrate deep enough to provide deeper ontological engagement. The idea of…

Issue 15:2

Tanya Narozhna

Revisiting the Causes of Russian Foreign Policy Changes: Incoherent Biographical Narrative, Recognition and Russia's Ontological Security-Seeking

https://doi.org/10.51870/CEJISS.A150203   This paper examines the relationship between international practices of recognition and state quest for ontological security, on the one hand, and Russia's most recent identity makeover as well as increasingly aggressive foreign policy, on the other. I argue that in order to understand Russia's growing belligerence in foreign and security policies we need to examine the connection between Western refusal to recognize Russia's great power self-image,…

Issue 15:2

Martin Schmiedl, Jan Prouza

Conditions of External Military Interventions in African Internal Conflicts: Complexity of Intensity, Social Dislocation and Raw Materials

https://doi.org/10.51870/CEJISS.A150202   External interventions are one of the most important aspects of intrastate conflicts since a majority of them are significantly internationalised, especially in Africa where the interventions most often occur. Factors that lead to the military intervention remain, however, puzzling. The authors therefore apply the method of fs/QCA to understand not only conditionsbehind intervention into African intrastate conflicts, but also to catch interactions…

Issue 15:2

Nikola Novak

Practical Geopolitics in Cinematic Narratives of Marvel’s The Avengers Film Franchise

https://doi.org/10.51870/CEJISS.A150201   This article implies that cinematic narratives project practical geopolitical discourses by using the example of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s success – The Avengers film franchise. The conceptualisation of imaginary threats in the films that follow the main storyline of the Avengers assembly, determined by the time and the geographic space, give those threats a symbolical manifestation that tends to overlap with the practical geopolitical notions of…

2021 - Volume 15 Issue 2

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