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Structuring a Mixed-Methods Course

Structuring a Mixed-Methods Course

With some fine-tuning, the mixed-method model has the potential to be an effective and economical teaching approach.

Humanitarian Interventionism Is Dead, Long Live Humanitarian Interventionism

An Mi-26 heavy lift cargo helicopter of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) is seen landing as UNMIS troops prepare to depart from their mission site in armoured personnel carriers for a patrol around Abyei town.

The consequences of poorly implemented measures can be dire so it’s not just a Responsibility to Protect but a Responsibility to Implement Effective Policy.

Fostering Inclusion in a Diverse Classroom

Fostering Inclusion in a Diverse Classroom

Teaching students from a range of nationalities and cultures results can be rich and rewarding, yet it is not without difficulties.

The Nazi Movement Today: Our Cousins, Ourselves

The Nazi Movement Today: Our Cousins, Ourselves

It is about time that the white supremacists among us learn that they do not own the Right. Nor do they represent it.

Austrian Elections: A ‘shift to the Right’ and a ‘mixed Bag’ for Europe

Austrian Elections: A ‘shift to the Right’ and a ‘mixed Bag’ for Europe

Recent elections in Austria are a ‘mixed bag’ result for Europe, with the People’s Party speaking out for integration and the Freedom Party seeing ‘renationalisation’.

Going Grassroots: Visiting the Foreign Locales of Arkansas and Southwest Texas

Going Grassroots: Visiting the Foreign Locales of Arkansas and Southwest Texas

Travelling through the Southwest of the USA reveals that there is much to learn about a local culture not yet homogenized by the great thrust of globalization.

The Weird and Wonderful Virtues of Human Geography

The Weird and Wonderful Virtues of Human Geography

When one reads Human Geography seriously, one is more open to the creative dance of complex causes and open to lumpy landscapes.

Trump’s Dream and Tocqueville’s Nightmare

Image by Matt Johnson

The current erosion of agency amongst citizens in the U.S. is bringing us closer than ever to Tocqueville’s cautions of the path to despotism

Fmr. Manager of DOD Aerospace Threat Program: “UFOs are Real”

Something extraordinary was revealed today. Former high-level officials and scientists with deep black experience who have

Russia sanctions costs the EU €30 billion

New research – which was carried out by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) – showed EU exports to Russia declined annually by 15.7 percent since 2014 when the sanctions were put into place.

EU employment highest on record

Employment in the 28-nation European Union increased to the highest on record in the second quarter.

The German Election – What Does It Mean for Europe?

The German Election – What Does It Mean for Europe?

The election in Germany brings the country into line with other countries in Europe with strong right-wing populist parties.

Pop-Culture & Trump: Interviewing R. Sikoryak, Creator of the Unquotable Trump

Pop-Culture & Trump: Interviewing R. Sikoryak, Creator of the Unquotable Trump

Comics – and particularly some of the more epic battles between superheroes and super-villains – present an attractive medium for satirizing Trump.

What Do Karl Marx, Napoleon, and the Majlis Have in Common?

What Do Karl Marx, Napoleon, and the Majlis Have in Common?

Terms such as Political Science or Comparative Politics may carry many different significations at once. 

We Need to Talk about International Relations

We Need to Talk about International Relations

A discussion is needed on whether IR as a discipline is cutting across nations, languages, and cultures the way it is supposed to do.

What to watch in Germany’s election

GERMANS are voting today in their country’s federal election. They get two votes. With one they pick an MP for their constituency (of which there are 299). With the other they vote for a regional

Studies On Macau Suggest More Moderately Wealthy Chinese To Travel Abroad Over Next Decade

The cresting wave of Chinese travelers is spreading beyond luxury goods and other top end indulgences, according to a pair of new research reports, with Macau at the leading edge of the transition. (Photo credit:

“I don’t want the last car made in Germany to end up in a museum”

LAST week I caught up with Cem Özdemir, lead candidate of Germany’s Green Party, to talk about his country’s future. The latest polls put his party at about 8%. Mr Özdemir’s perspective matters, for two