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- Lauren Sukin published an op-ed on North Korea’s missile testing with The Sejong Institute. Dr Sukin highlights that North Korea has tested more missiles this year than it has in the past five years combined and explains why this is the case. Read the article.
- Peter Trubowitz featured featured on BBC World News on US voters’ concerns following the midterm elections. Watch the BBC snippet.
- Rohan Mukherjee features in the November 2022 edition of LSE's Research for the World magazine. In 'Rising powers and their desire for status' he puts forward a new theory suggesting rising powers will often make material sacrifices to attain status on the international stage. However, if not treated equally, they will challenge this very order.
His book Ascending order: Rising powers and the politics of status international relations has been reviewed in the journal Small States & Territories, Vol 5, No 2, November 2022. Read the review here.
He also joined Milan Vaichnav's podcast to talk about great power politics and why some rising nations challenge the international order. The duo also discuss China's surprisingly cooperative behavior and India's own grievances with the liberal international order. Listen to the podcast.
- Natalya Naqvi has jointly edited a special issue of Politics and Society,Volume 50, Issue 4, December 2022 entitled 'The Structural Power of Finance Meets Financialization'. Read the journal here.
- Robert Falkner was quoted in a BBC article on COP27 and commented on leadership during the global energy crisis -read more of the article feature.
- Katharine Millar's book Support the Troops: Military Obligation, Gender, and the Making of Political Community is out in in Canada and the US. Dr Millar's book is also available on the Oxford University Press website.
- Mathias Koenig-Archibugi co-authored an article in the Washington Post. Within the piece Dr Koenig-Archibugi and his authors illuminate their survey research and argue that global citizens want a 'stronger and more democratic United Nations'.
He also co-authored a paper in the European Journal of International Relations titled 'Do international parliaments matter? An empirical analysis of influences on foreign policy and civil rights'. Access the full paper.
- Lauren Sukin and co-author Dr J. Luis Rodriguez (University of Stanford) published an article highlighting how Russian actions at Zaporizhzhia shows the need for international law to provide better legal protections of nuclear installations.
- William A Callahan authored an LSE IDEAS blog titled Geopolitical Geometries in China-Russia Relations which examines China-Russia relations through the lens of geopolitical geometries, analysing both current and historic ‘strategic triangles' and 'concentric circles' models.
He was also quoted in an Associated Press article. In the piece, he highlights that with growing global security tensions, Beijing wants to position China as a world leader in hard politics, creating a “China-centred security system".
- PhD Candidate Mariah Thornton published an article in The Diplomat which explored the implications of China’s 20th National Congress. The piece examines how a new amendment to the CCP constitution demonstrates a significant escalation in the party’s approach to Taiwan.
Italian news outlet Formiche republished her LSE IDEAS blog piece which is titled "National Security Bill: Newcounter-interference legislation shows UK has more to learn from Australia and Taiwan”. See the Formiche publication (in Italian).
- Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow, Katerina Dalacoura, travelled to Edinburgh to give a lecture on her Leverhulme research project. The project focuses on Turkish Islamist thought about international relations and queries ‘Western’ & ‘non-Western’ in the context of global IR.
- Kira Huju was quoted in the South China Morning Post article commenting on the UK/India relations. Dr Huju highlighted how the separation between domestic and global politics was getting “impossible to sustain” and that India’s growing might was bringing out a subliminal anxiety that underlies the ‘Global Britain’ narrative.
- Lukas Fiala, PhD Candidate and China Foresight Project Coordinator, featured in a Chemistry World article which examined the scientific collaboration between China and the West and the increasing stand-off between them. Read the article.
- Rohan Mukherjee featured in the TVO Today’s ‘The Agenda’ show. The show’s focus was India-Pakistan relations 75 years after Partition and covered the causes of Partition, its effects on India-Pakistan relations, and the potential for sports such as cricket to bridge the bilateral divide. See part of the discussion.
- Dimitrios Stroikos was interviewed by AL24news. He was asked about the return of great power competition in space, the militarisation of space, space debris, and other important aspects of the global politics of space. Watch the interview (in Arabic).
Read his latest publication International Relations and Outer Space for the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies which is the first systematic attempt to outline the emerging and vibrant multidisciplinary subfield.
- Sinja Graf's book The Humanity of Universal Crime (OUP) earned the 2022 Political Theory Best Book Award from the European Consortium for Political Research
- Elisa Gambino has co-authored a paper with Dr Ricardo Reboredo (Metropolitan University Prague) in Area Development and Policy journal. The new paper titled, Connectivity and competition: the emerging geographies of Africa’s ‘Ports Race’, critically analyses one of the most significant trends currently in progress throughout Africa: the massive increase in port infrastructure investment that the authors term the ‘Ports Race’.
- Lauren Sukin has co-authored a chapter in a new edited volume Is the International Legal Order Unravelling? edited David Sloss (Oxford University Press, 2022). The chapter is “War and Words: The International Use of Force in the UN Charter Era," with Allen Weiner.
- Natalya Naqvi has published a new article in European Journal of International Relations in August 2022. Read it here: Economic crisis, global financial cycles and state control of finance: public development banking in Brazil and South Africa
She has also published another article in Politics and Society entitled Introduction: The Structural Power of Finance Meets Financialization.
- Dimitrios Stroikos has published a short essay for the think tank China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) that deals with the current state of China-Greece relations. Read ‘China-Greece Relations at 50: A Not So Happy Anniversary?’
- Mathias Koenig-Archibugi has been awarded an ESRC Standard Grant for an interdisciplinary research project on The Global Governance of Antimicrobial Resistance: An Empirical Analysis of Participation and Effectiveness.
- The International Studies Quarterly has published three articles by Mathias Koenig-Archibugi in Volume 66 (2022): ‘The Social Construction of Global Health Priorities: An Empirical Analysis of Contagion in Bilateral Health Aid’, ‘Public Opinion on Institutional Designs for the United Nations: An International Survey Experiment’, and ‘Has Global Trade Competition Really Led to a Race to the Bottom in Labor Standards?’ (all Open Access).
- Dimitrios Stroikos' latest chapter is included in Tonny Brems Knudsen and Cornelia Navari (eds), Power Transition in the Anarchical Society: Rising Powers, Institutional Change and the New World Order (Palgrave 2022). Read Power Transition, Rising China, and the Regime for Outer Space in a US-Hegemonic Space Order.
- PhD candidate Stephen Paduano has published a new article in Foreign Policy which reflects on how the G-7's new $600 billion clean energy infrastructure can be improved to compete with China's Belt & Road Initiative and accelerate the global clean energy transition. Read The G-7 Infrastructure Plan Won’t Succeed Unless It Learns from Past Failures
- Ellen Alexandra Holtmaat has co-published an article for the journal Plos One on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon accident on BP's reputation and stock market returns.
- Congratulations to IR Fellow Seebal Aboudounya who has been awarded a prestigious African Women Award for being a 'She Achiever in International Relations'.
The award is for her achievements in International Relations, and specifically for being ‘an outstanding African Woman Achiever in International Relations’.
- In a recent publication for The Review of International Organizations, IR Fellow, Ben Cormier argues that less transparent governments contract more Chinese finance, for both supply and demand side reasons. Read Chinese or western finance? Transparency, official credit flows, and the international political economy of development
- Congratulations to Sinja Graf whose book, The Humanity of Universal Crime (OUP, 2021), earned Honourable Mention for the 2022 Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Best Book Award on International History and Politics from the American Political Science Association.
- Tomila Lankina has published an analysis in The Washington Post on how the social divisions of Russia's imperial age still hamper opposition today. Read Putin's iron grip on Russia is a legacy of empire.
- Dimitrios Stroikos featured in Newsweek commenting on a Chinese study which called for the development of methods to destroy Starlink satellites.
- PhD Candidate Bruno Binetti and co-author Michael Shifter’s recent article, published in Foreign Affairs, examines the changing relationship between the US and Latin America, analysing how Washington can reset relations with a region that needs it less. Read: A Policy for a Post-American Latin America.
- Fawaz Gerges appeared as a guest last week on CNN International Europe discussing ongoing US-Saudi Arabia relations and the planned meeting between President Joe Biden and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince.
- PhD candidate Anne Della Guardia, and Milli Lake, have co-authored an article in World Development. Read Selective inclusion in cash transfer programs: unintended consequences for social cohesion.
- Milli Lake has co-authored an article for the Political Science and Politics journal. Read Field Experiments on Gender: where the personal and political collide.
- PhD candidate Asha Herten-Crabb, together with Dr Clare Wenham, has published a paper on women’s experiences in the UK during the first two waves of COVID. Read “I Was Facilitating Everybody Else’s Life. And Mine Had Just Ground to a Halt”: The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impact on Women in the United Kingdom in Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society.
- PhD candidate Enrike van Wingerden has published an article which provides a modest critique of positionality, theorising how we come to know things through our bodies and how knowledge is therefore always partly beyond our control. Read Unmastering Research: Positionality and Intercorporeal Vulnerability in International Studies in International Political Sociology.
- PhD candidate Samuel Dixon has published an essay which asks why IR historians have overlooked the late twentieth century and makes a case for the period's relevancy. Read Why studying the late twentieth century is crucial for understanding IR today on the BISA website.
- Dimitrios Stroikos has published an article on Sino-Greek relations which argues that while China has achieved some limited political gains, the relationship remains mainly economics-driven while Greece strengthens strategic ties with traditional allies. Read ‘Head of the Dragon’ or ‘Trojan Horse’?: Reassessing China–Greece Relations in Journal of Contemporary China.
- A new article by Elisa Gambino explores various spheres of African state agency in China-Africa engagement & how these shape infrastructure projects with Chinese participation. Read Infrastructure and the Politics of African State Agency: Shaping the Belt and Road Initiative in East Africa in Chinese Political Science Review.
Congratulations to Robert Falkner whose book Environmentalism and Global International Society (CUP) has been shortlisted for the British International Studies Association Susan Strange Best Book Award 2022.
The Susan Strange Best Book Prize is awarded for an outstanding book published in any field of International Studies. The aim of the Prize is to honour the work of Susan Strange and to recognise outstanding current work being conducted in the discipline.
The winner will be announced at the BISA annual conference in June.
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