The Iran Deal: Security through Diplomacy

Diplomacy and international security are increasingly panned as an unsuitable pairing, with electorates in the world being over informed that their military spending is the only, or the best way to guarantee national security – to paraphrase expert commentator Donald J Trump, you have to ‘bomb, bomb, bomb.’ Recently, however, the work of slow, steady…

Demand, Supply, and a Rational World Order by Professor Danny Quah

World order is the global community of nation states placed in a setting to reveal two features: (1) the distribution of power across individual nation states and (2) the understood relations between those states. In a specific world order, each nation state has an understanding of its relative status in the world; each comes to…

Britain and the EU: a Question of International Relations

In his Chatham House speech setting out the UK’s demands for a renegotiated relationship, David Cameron argued Britain’s EU membership is not merely a question of jobs and trade but of national security. Eurosceptics argue Britain’s leaders have too often allowed such foreign policy concerns to be put before domestic priorities, especially economic and democratic…