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International Affairs - Volume 97, Issue 4, July 2021

International Affairs – Volume 97, Issue 4, July 2021

International Affairs - Volume 97, Issue 4, July 2021

International Affairs

Volume 97, Issue 4, July 2021

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.


Front matter


New trends in Gulf international relations and transnational politics
Special section guest-edited by Courtney Freer, Jessie Moritz and Emma Soubrier
Introduction: new trends in Gulf international relations and transnational politics
Emma Soubrier, Jessie Moritz, Courtney Freer

Transnational identity and the Gulf crisis: changing narratives of belonging in Qatar
Jocelyn Sage Mitchell

Clerical associations in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates: soft power competition in Islamic politics
Kristin Diwan

Bahrain’s transnational Arab Spring: repression, oil and human rights activism
Jessie Moritz

How the Gulf States are using their air space to assert their sovereignty
Florence Gaub, Lotje Boswinkel

Allusion, reasoning and luring in Chinese psychological warfare
Youngjune Chung

When the hegemon goes rogue: leadership amid the US assault on the liberal trading order
Kristen Hopewell

Burden-sharing: the US, Australia and New Zealand alliances in the Pacific islands
Joanne Wallis, Anna Powles

Beyond a ‘survivor-centred approach’ to conflict-related sexual violence?
Janine Natalya Clark

Turkish foreign policy in a post-western order: strategic autonomy or new forms of dependence?
Mustafa Kutlay, Ziya Öniş

Turkey’s changing engagement with the global South
Ariel González Levaggi, Federico Donelli

Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East: power projection and post-ideological politics
Katerina Dalacoura

Staffing the United Nations: China’s motivations and prospects
Courtney J Fung, Shing-hon Lam

The UN and women’s marginalization in peace negotiations
Andrea Schneiker

Backlash advocacy and NGO polarization over women’s rights in the United Nations
Jelena Cupać, Irem Ebetürk

Interventions since the Cold War: from statebuilding to stabilization
Maria-Louise Clausen, Peter Albrecht

Postwar statebuilding in Burundi: ruling party elites and illiberal peace
Ntagahoraho Z Burihabwa, Devon E A Curtis

Review essay
Britain enters the era of Brexit
Denis MacShane

Book reviews
International Relations theory
Women’s international thought: a new history
Jan Stöckmann

International history
Britain and Italy in the era of the Great War: defending and forging empires
Charles Coutinho

Governance, law and ethics
Why international organizations hate politics: depoliticizing the world
Burcu Ucaray-Mangitli

Disunited nations: the scramble for power in an ungoverned world
Herman Salton

The ambassadors: thinking about diplomacy from Machiavelli to modern times
Nicholas Dungan

Conflict, security and defence
Narrating the Women, Peace and Security agenda: logics of global governance
Columba Achilleos-Sarll

The justification of war and international order: from past to present
Mathias Albert

Energy, environment and global health
Planet palm: how palm oil ended up in everything—and endangered the world
Danielle Mendes Thame Denny

Powering empire: how coal made the Middle East and sparked global carbonization
Mike McEleney

Turkey–West relations: the politics of intra-alliance opposition
Juliette Tolay

Agents of influence: Britain’s secret intelligence war against the IRA
Rory Cormac

Russia and Eurasia
A short history of Sino-Soviet relations, 1917–1991
Punsara Amarasinghe, Davide Oristto

Middle East and North Africa
What is Iran? Domestic politics and international relations in five musical pieces
Behzad Abdollahpour

The star and the scepter: a diplomatic history of Israel
Joshua Krasna

Sub-Saharan Africa
The state of peacebuilding in Africa: lessons learned for policymakers and practitioners
David Harris

The path to genocide in Rwanda: security, opportunity, and authority in an ethnocratic state; Do not disturb: the story of a political murder and an African regime gone bad
Alex Vines

East Asia and Pacific
The hidden history of Burma: race, capitalism and the crisis of democracy in the 21st century; Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar: between feminism and ethnopolitics
Anna Plunkett

North America
Stronger: adapting America’s China strategy in an age of competitive interdependence
Lily McElwee

Back matter
Books reviewed July 2021

Ver también

Nicolas Boeglin

Gaza / Israël : à propos de la déclaration de la Palestine reconnaissant la compétence de la CIJ et demandant à intervenir en l’affaire Afrique du Sud contre Israël

Nicolas Boeglin, professeur de droit international public, Faculté de droit, Université du Costa Rica (UCR). …