Imperialism

War and Imperialism in the Aerial History of World Politics

Italo Brandimarte • Jul 28 2023 • Articles

The Fascist invasion of Abyssinia foregrounded the political function of air to the construction of a racialised understanding of civilisation and international order.

Opinion – Rethinking ‘Imperialism’ from the Perspective of International Law and Practices

Nguyen Quoc Tan Trung • Jun 19 2023 • Articles

The argument that Russia and China are anti-imperialist forces, while the international rule of law hinders human emancipation, is far from reality.

Interview – Marlene Laruelle

E-International Relations • Jun 1 2023 • Features

Marlene Laruelle describes how historical conceptions can act as a lens to analyse contemporary developments in Russia and its global political interactions.

Interview – Andrew Delatolla

E-International Relations • Jun 25 2021 • Features

Andrew Delatolla discusses Queer IR, the contemporary governance of sexuality in the West, ‘homocolonialism’ and his upcoming edited volume.

Geopolitics and the British Empire: Halford Mackinder’s Liberal Imperialism

Ben Richardson • Mar 21 2021 • Articles

The story of Halford Mackinder’s electoral misadventure helps illuminate the ideological context in which geopolitics emerged and the purposes to which it was put.

Review – Imagining Afghanistan: The History and Politics of Imperial Knowledge

Maximilian Drephal • Dec 23 2020 • Features

Manchanda’s book, which dissects the imperialism of colonial knowledge cultivation, is an essential read for any knowledge practitioner.

New Book – Crisis in Russian Studies? Nationalism (Imperialism), Racism and War

Taras Kuzio • Nov 25 2020 • Articles

The source of the Russian-Ukrainian war lies in Russian identity and its attitudes towards Ukraine and Ukrainians, making the chances for peace slim.

Review – Reading the Postwar Future: Textual Turning Points from 1944

Richard Toye • Apr 22 2020 • Features

This edited volume is a project of intellectual history, exploring how key texts from 1944 reflected on and helped shape a different world order.

Interview – Robert Vitalis

E-International Relations • Oct 10 2019 • Features

Robert Vitalis talks about the importance of Black History Month, the Howard School, racism in world politics, and the importance of decontructing the history of IR.

Interview – Sara Salem

E-International Relations • Jun 24 2019 • Features

Sara Salem explores postcolonial, Marxist and feminist theory, the Egyptian feminist movement, transnational solidarity and the radical roots of intersectionality.

Review – Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis

William K. Carroll • Nov 22 2018 • Features

A major contribution to social science that synthesises insights from several separate yet complementary perspectives within the wide compass of historical materialism.

Review – Frantz Fanon: Philosopher of the Barricades

Sara Salem • Dec 18 2017 • Features

Peter Hudis’ book is a concise yet rich contribution to the literature on the life and work of Frantz Fanon, which convincingly demonstrates Fanon’s continued relevance.

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