Journal of International Affairs

Foreign affairs periodical focuses on policy analysis, including state building and peace operations.

Articles from Vol. 70, No. 2, Summer

Addressing Risk in Climate Finance Solutions
Despite the resurgence of nationalism and anti-globalization, the world will forge ahead in financing climate solutions. Three reasons for this stand out. First, the current political movement toward nationalism is in the realm of politics, not in...
Beneficial Ownership Disclosure: The Cure for the Panama Papers Ills
Disclosing beneficial ownership is one of the few ways to prevent the loss of natural resource revenues and to mitigate--if not prevent--the resource curse. This article details how digital platforms can help the global effort to reverse the resource...
Between Facts and Norms: Journalism and Global Ethics
This paper examines public discourse and how it is impacted by the media, suggesting an ultimate ethical criterion for journalism. First, it is impossible to clearly separate the facts from the norms because journalists'factual descriptions are inextricably...
Brexit beyond Borders: Beginning of the Eu Collapse and Return to Nationalism
This study analyzes the potential disintegration of the European community and suggests reflection on the impacts that this event may exert over long-held integrationist principles. Additionally, the various reasons leading European states to diverge...
Charity or Charade? the Tragedy of Humanitarianism
The worst is yet to come. Populism is trumping international solidarity. Nothing less than fundamental reforms can turn the tide: framing humanitarian crises as threats to national security, consolidating the separate humanitarian fiefdoms of the UN...
Countering Iraq's Anti-Shelter Policy in the Islamic State Era
Moments of catastrophe that destroy communities often provide opportunities to rebuild them to be more resilient to preexisting harms. The challenge lies in spotting and seizing those opportunities. With the re-takeover of Mosul and other cities formerly...
Decoding Disorder: A Review of a World in Disarray by Richard Haass
"What exists in many parts of the world as well as in various venues of international relations resembles more of a new world disorder. If there were a publicly traded stock called 'World Order Incorporated,' it would not have crashed, but it would...
End Times Diplomacy at the UN
It is hard to write analytically or even clearly about diplomacy at the United Nations over the last six months. Donald Trump's triumph in the U S. elections plunged the UN, like most of the rest of the world, into a state of fractious chaos. For eight...
Europe's Failed Experiment in Regional Cooperation?
Britain's decision to leave the EU jeopardizes the future of the European project. The Journal of International Affairs talked to Guy Verhofstadt, the lead Brexit negotiator for the European Parliament and former prime minister of Belgium, about Britain's...
Geopolitical Risks When There's No Cooperation
A world without a single country or group of countries to manage the global order may find it harder to cooperate on transnational problems, increasing the risk of international conflict. The Journal of International Affairs talked to Ian Bremmer,...
Keeping It Together: A Historical Approach to Resolving Stresses and Strains within the Peninsula Shield Force
The modality and method of Arab tribal warfare have directly impacted the history of the Peninsula Shield Force and its operation as a sub-multinational organization of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The stresses and strains within the force have been...
Letter from the Editors
Walls are going up. Trade deals are going down. And regional unions are crumbling apart. Does the rise of nationalism threaten the future of transnational cooperation? Will narrow national interests trump shared international concerns? And will...
The Enemy of My Enemy: A Review of States in Disguise by Belgin San-Akca
The study of international relations and conflict has traditionally focused on the interplay of states. However, since 9/11 there has increasingly been attention devoted to non-state armed actors and rebel groups. The "enemy of my enemy" theory that...
The History of Populism: A Review of the Populist Explosion by John B. Judis
The first thing that strikes you about The Populist Explosion is its obvious relevance today given the contemporary rise of rightwing populism globally (1) John B. Judis explores the historical curve of American and European politics from the Great...
The Spread of Anger: A Review of Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra
How did the world get so angry? This is the question Pankaj Mishra attempts to answer in his latest book Age of Anger: A History of the Present (1) Mishra started the book after India elected "Hindu supremacists to power" in 2014, but he could not...
The War on Globalization
While some blame globalization and unfettered international trade for rising inequality around the world, others fear that protectionism will curb global economic growth. The Journal of International Affairs talked to C. Fred Bergsten, director emeritus...
Understanding the New Normal: A Review of the Only Game in Town by Mohamed A. El-Erian
"It soon became obvious to me that I was not the only one feeling anxious in the room in Paris. Many of us [were] inherently uncomfortable about where central banks had been forced to operate [and] what might lie ahead." (1) Described as a rather unpleasant...
UNESCO's Role in Emergency Situations: What Difference Can Soft Power Make in Times of Crisis?
In conflicts and disasters, the continuity of the educational system and respect for heritage should be a top priority. This will accelerate recovery and sustain cohesion and resilience. The soft power of education, culture, the sciences, communication,...
We've Been Here Before: The Durability of Multilateralism
Several of the Trump administration's opening foreign policy salvoes have been aimed directly at the world's multilateral structures. The president and his nominees lambasted the UN Security Council for its December resolution declaring Israeli settlements...
Would the World Be Better without the UN?
A tourist navigating the security barriers separating New York City from the iconic UN headquarters on First Avenue innocently asks, "How many people work here?" The tour guide snidely replies, "About half." Yet the widespread impression about an inept...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.