Brazilian Foreign Policy under President Bolsonaro: What Should We Expect?

Paulo Afonso Velasco Junior The victory of Jair Bolsonaro in the presidential election in Brazil will have important implications for the country’s foreign policy. The elected president’s statements indicate the commitment to a policy more...

United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East after the Cold War

Jonathan Cristol, On 2 August 1990, the people of Kuwait City awoke at 5am to the sound of Iraqi tanks rolling down their streets. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein intended to annex the small Sheikhdom of...

Climate Change and Mental Health: An Unlikely Duo

Jessica Reed- E- International Relations This content was written by a student and assessed as part of a university degree. E-IR publishes student essays & dissertations to allow our readers to broaden their understanding of...

Brazil and the United States: Will President Bolsonaro Bandwagon?

Matias Spektor and Guilherme Fasol, Jair Bolsonaro, the retired army captain who wiped the floor with this opponents and won the presidency of Brazil, the world’s fifth largest democracy, says he will honor his main...

Norm Evolution Theory and World Politics

Scott N. Romaniuk and Francis Grice Norm change in the field of International Relations (IR) has been the subject of intensive research by constructivists for several decades. Despite many years of focus on this topic,...

Trump’s summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

John Chalmers SINGAPORE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump didn’t make it to this week’s summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the...

Singapore leader Lee Hsien Loong warns region may have to choose between China and...

Catherine Wong in Singapore – South China Morning Post Prime minister says ‘circumstances may come when Asean may have to choose one or the other’ as he wraps up summit in city state US Vice-President...

The draft Brexit deal: What you need to know

The EU and UK have drafted a Brexit deal, which includes a financial settlement and a customs union backstop to prevent a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. DW breaks down the agreement. After...

Facebook Said to Cut Ties With Definers Public Affairs

By Mike Isaac and Jack Nicas- The New York Times SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has ended its relationship with a Washington-based consulting firm, Definers Public Affairs, which spread disparaging information about the social network’s critics...

In Yemen, Trump’s ‘America First’ Has Morphed Into ‘Saudi First’

By Wardah Khalid - Time Khalid is a policy analyst, activist, and speaker focusing on Middle East conflicts, refugees, and Islam in America. Follow her on Twitter @wardahkhalid_ Human rights activists, aid workers, and members of...

A Surprise Discovery Around a Lonely Star

A planet more than three times the mass of Earth may be orbiting in a star system long thought to be barren. MARINA KOREN In the 1960s, the astronomer Peter van de Kamp announced that he...

Cameroon conflict: ‘We live in fear in Bamenda’

By Peter Tah Bamenda We live in fear and are traumatised by the fighting in Bamenda. This once peaceful and lively city in Cameroon has become a battleground between government forces and rebels demanding an...

Kim Kardashian’s Private Firefighters Expose America’s Fault Lines

“Rich people don’t get their own ‘better’ firefighters, or at least they aren’t supposed to.” ALEXIS C. MADRIGAL As multiple devastating wildfires raged across California, a private firefighting crew reportedly helped save Kanye West and Kim...

Britain Is Rushing to Seal a Brexit Deal Few Support

Brexit negotiators have overcome the Irish border impasse, but can their deal pass muster in Parliament? YASMEEN SERHAN LONDON—With less than 140 days left before Britain leaves the European Union, negotiators have reached a provisional Brexit...

Clapper’s Credibility Collapses

Former DNI James Clapper had his own words read back to him by Ray McGovern, exposing his role in justifying the Iraq invasion based on fraudulent intelligence. Clapper Admits Gross Intelligence Failure on Iraq WMDs But...

Newly Elected Progressives Face Palestine Taboo

After they won their primaries, some young progressives curbed their pro-Palestine rhetoric.  Now they are in Washington getting oriented. Next up: early test votes in the new year sponsored by the pro-Israel lobby, writes...

Volatile UK politics could bin Brexit deal, worries EU

Katya Adler- BBC  Europe editor @BBCkatyaadler on Twitter Ashen-faced European diplomats haunt the corridors of Brussels. No sleep for them until Sunday 25 November - the day slated (for now) for the "seal the deal"...

Fake news in Turkey: Hunting for truth in land of conspiracy

By Mark Lowen BBC Turkey correspondent, Istanbul A headscarved woman whose baby was kicked while she was urinated on by anti-government demonstrators. Veteran political activist Noam Chomsky championing President Erdogan in a newspaper interview. Photos of bloated...

What is swatting?

The Week Man pleads guilty to hoax that resulted in fatal police shooting in Kansas Swat teams are elite law enforcement units that use specialised or military equipment and tactics A California man has admitted making a hoax call to police...

Why Donald Trump fell out of love with France

The Week US president lashes out at Emmanuel Macron following tense weekend in Paris Donald Trump has launched into a scathing tirade against French President Emmanuel Macron that appears to signal the end of what has...