Bettina Renz: Russia’s Military Revival

Book Review

Ilya Levive

Bettina Renz: Russia’s Military Revival   In 2012, US President Barack Obama and his supporters mocked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for describing Russia as America’s ‘number one geopolitical foe’. In 2017, Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden characterised Russia as the biggest threat to the international liberal order. While this dramatic reversal was partly a result of the 2016 presidential election, it is also directly connected to Russia’s military interventions in Ukraine…

Schuyler Foerster: NATO’s Return to Europe: Engaging Ukraine, Russia and Beyond

Book Review

Ana Maria Albulescu

Schuyler Foerster: NATO’s Return to Europe: Engaging Ukraine, Russia and Beyond   The Ukraine crisis constituted both a watershed moment for European security and a moment of reflection for the Alliance’s identity and its broader global ambitions, thus prompting various debates related to the role of NATO both within Europe and beyond. These debates inform the contributions to the volume NATO’s return to Europe: Engaging Ukraine, Russia and Beyond. This book brings together a series of different perspectives that touch upon the…

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Michael Haman, Milan Školník

Trump and the Image of the United States in Latin America   In our research, we focus on the image of the United States in Latin America. We use mainly data from Latinobarómetro, and we analyse Obama’s last year and Trump’s first year in the presidency in 18 countries in Latin America. We use logistic regression to reach conclusions. We also analyse Trump’s tweets to see his Twitter rhetoric. We find that Trump’s election has strongly worsened the image of the United States in the public opinion of Latin…

Issue 15:1

Rebin Fard

Towards a New Concept of Constructivist Geopolitics: Bridging Classical and Critical Geopolitics   This essay deals with the question to what extent perspectives of classical and critical geopolitical thought are suitable for analysing geopolitical structures of world politics. The following article discusses the potential that opens up a constructivist perspective for the conceptualisation of space and spatiality in geopolitics. This article is about links between geopolitics and international relations for a theoretical rebuilding of geopolitics.…

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Kil Joo Ban

Just War and Just Battle: The Examination of North Korea’s Attack against the ROKS Cheonan Based on the Just War Principles   In March 2010, a North Korean submarine fired a torpedo against the South Korean ship Cheonan, which resulted in the deaths of 46 sailors. Is its surprise attack justified? The academic examination has rarely been made over whether North Korea’s use of military force is justified in this battle. As the just war theory to date has dealt mostly with major wars, it also can guide us to judge whether this limited warfare is just or not. The just war…

2021 - Volume 15 Issue 1

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