This essay shows that the deterrence logic fails on four counts. While the realist logic can explain nuclear proliferation, I argue it cannot reasonably explain that proliferation would cause deterrence and, thereby, non-use.
How has fear influenced the realist theory of international relations? In this book, published in early 2017, Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou sets out to decipher the role of fear in political realism by researching Morgenthau, Waltz and Mearsheimer’s writings.
The historic #MeToo movement, which gained momentum in 2017, has thrown a spotlight into the men-of-art and their unlicensed abuse of power.
Facebook has rebranded itself with a new identity Meta, drawing its name from the metaverse -
a speculative future internet virtual space.
The theory of realism has had a significant influence on the study of international politics, as it appears in practice. Realism is shaped by power politics.
Liberalism argues that the concentration of unaccountable power is a fundamental threat to individual civic liberty, therefore must be restrained.
The Pegasus project shows us the governments that rule us could soon be capable of knowing everything about us, while we know nothing about them.
Fukuyama's book, Identity published in 2018 addresses the growing threat of identity politics to the liberal democracy in contemporary world politics.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict dates back to the end of the nineteenth century, with the birth of major nationalist movements among the Jews and the Arabs.
The coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened as many as 145 million people around the world. It is raging in several countries like never before.
In the early march of 2021, Mike Winkelmann – the digital artist known as Beeple – sold an NFT for a whopping $69 million. Yes, you heard it right.
In one of the bloodiest days of protests since the coup d’état that began in early February, Myanmar security forces gunned down more than 114 civilians on March 27, 2021.
Blockchain is a decentralized, distributed public digital ledger consisting of records called blocks - linked to one another using cryptography.
There is a saying, “when we get something for free, then we end up being the products.” In the age of information, all the clicks we’ve left behind — and would leave behind in future — are being (will be) used to analyze us, rate us, package us, and sell it back to us.
For Holloway, the central aim of a social revolution is to “make the world anew, to create a world of dignity, a world of humanity, but without taking power.”
Isabel Wilkerson, in her bestselling book "Caste: The Lies That Divide Us," introduces caste as a guiding framework to analyse racial hierarchy in the US.
‘We Don’t Need No Education’ — a catchy phrase in Pink Floyd’s 1979 release of ‘The Wall’ became an instant hit reaching a worldwide audience.
Police, as an institution, is like an organ in a body. It is designed to perform a certain function, i.e., catch the bad guys. As millions of Americans march on the streets of Oklahoma, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, etc. to protest the institutional murder of George Floyd, the world’s attention now needs to shift towards the… Continue reading Police Brutality, Custodial Deaths, and (Un)Just System
In this article, I would like to address the political character of the Sri Lankan state that had enabled the crisis to unfold, and also highlight the structural and temporal factors.
Even as we learn to live with the virus, there is a grave challenge to the inherent human-beliefs as COVID-19 has shown us the world is gravely unequal and subtly cruel.
In the Castes of Mind, Nicholas Dirks documents the century old caste scholarship, colonial intervention in caste, and its impact on Indian modernity.
We live in crazy times. These days, social realities are generated in the virtual world. An era of snappy chatter applications – Tinder, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and House-party – where one’s social realities exist. Today’s generation would not be able to imagine life without the internet. Life before Facebook and Snapchat has ceased to exist in our lived realities.
The pandemic-state will always be mired by the rise of authoritarianism, surveillance, and xenophobia. However, such a state will not be suitable for a post-crisis era. We need to keep in check the power of Governments in a post-pandemic society.
Hindu nationalists, first, reinstated their ideologues as heroes. Then, they elaborated on the Hindutva ideas as alternate facts. Now, they are on a path to establish Hindu nation.