US to Resort to Use of Force if Iran Blocks Strait of Hormuz –...

The US and Iran may find themselves in a hot conflict if Tehran delivers on its promise to close the Strait of Hormuz, Philip Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer at...

Janet Jackson’s Overdue Inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is probably as discussed for who’s not in it as for who is. Not long ago, the absence of Rush, of Kiss, of Bon Jovi, of Nina Simone was among the...

Trump Is Running Out of Alibis

The president has few innocent explanations left for what looks like a conspiracy to violate campaign-finance laws. Adam Serwer On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison for tax...

Democrats Challenge Trump Over Vietnam Deportations

Members of the House of Representatives are raising concerns over the White House’s reinterpretation of a decade-old deal with Vietnam. KRISHNADEV CALAMURCHARLES DUNST Opposition is building against a Trump-administration plan to allow certain groups of protected...

Latest Odds of a Shooting War Between NATO and Russia

Hungarian scholar George Szamuely tells Ann Garrison that he sees a 70 percent chance of combat between NATO and Russia following the incident in the Kerch Strait and that it is being fueled by...

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Consortium News is offering readers to become members of the first independent news site on the Web, founded by legendary journalist Bob Parry in 1995. To show your support for Consortium News and help expand its reach you...

Opinion-Why There Should Be No Exit from Brexit

A Commentary by Markus Becker Brexit has plunged British politics into a state of chaos. Will the country now choose to remain in the European Union? The odds of that happening are rising, but it...

Eurozone Reform-The Sputtering German-French Motor

By Christian Reiermann and Peter Müller Once considered the motor of the European Union, the German-French partnership no longer has the clout it once did. That has recently become apparent in struggling efforts to reform...

How a World Order Ends -And What Comes in Its Wake

By Richard Haass -  Foreign   Policy A stable world order is a rare thing. When one does arise, it tends to come after a great convulsion that creates both the conditions and the desire for something...

Soviet Foreign Policy in the Early 1980s: A View from Chinese Sovietology

Jie Li This is an advance preview from New Perspectives on China’s Relations with the World: National, Transnational and International (forthcoming 2019), Edited by Daniel Johanson, Jie Li & Tsunghan Wu This chapter will examine the...

The Gouzenko Affair and the Development of Canadian Intelligence

Alen Hristov-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 what is...

The Governance of Savagery: International Society, Sovereignty and the Islamic State

Jonathan Burden-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 what is...

The 2018 Elections and the Uncertain Future of Brazilian Democracy

Roberto Goulart Menezes The victory of Jair Messias Bolsonaro in the Brazilian 2018 elections casts a shadow over the future of Brazilian democracy. His candidacy was anchored in an extreme-right political platform that advocated for...

Out of Illusion, Weakness: Liberalism and Its Blind Spots

Kevork Oskanian Can small-l liberalism survive in an ever-more illiberal world? This question is becoming progressively more acute, as the liberal ‘core’ is challenged by illiberal powers – like Russia and China – whose relative...

Cyber Power and The Return of Major War

Stephen Paduano In 1998, Michael Mandelbaum declared major war to be obsolete. “The great chess game of international politics is finished,” he announced, and the rising costs and falling gains of conflict have made it...

Review – Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe

Scott Fitzsimmons Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe Alexandra Gheciu Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018 Security Entrepreneurs: Performing Protection in Post-Cold War Europe addresses the question of who provides everyday, non-military security within Eastern European states and...

Critics of Liberal Peace: Are Hybridity & Local Turn Approaches More Effective?

Juleus Ghunta-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 what is...

Why the ECB looks set to bury its asset purchase program

The European Central Bank looks set to remove a key pillar of its support for the euro area economies. At their final policy meeting this year, ECB governors are expected to announce the end...

Libyan women lose hope in the revolution

The civil war that brought down Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi allowed the country's women to carve out niches for themselves in public life. Now they are being squeezed out and even killed. Fatma al Omrani...

Opinion: Britain, you haven’t got time

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence. And yet with the clock ticking towards a hard Brexit, Britain doesn't seem to be able to tell the time, writes DW's...