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Beyond the Quasi-Alliance? An Analysis of the Japan-Australia Special Strategic Partnership

Daisuke Akimoto Associated Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Security & Development Policy (ISDP); dakimoto@isdp.eu ABSTRACT This article examines a pathway of the Japan-Australia “special strategic partnership” in recent years. Both countries have developed a special strategic partnership, referred to as a “quasi-alliance”. Hence, the purpose of this research is to contextualise the development of the Australia-Japan quasi-alliance from global, regional, and bilateral perspectives. Globally, the quasi-alliance has been […]

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The Regional Security Complex Theory and Energy Triangle of EU-Turkey-Russia

  Mehmet Ferhat Fırat Adıyaman University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, mehmetfirat@adiyaman.edu.tr Orcid No: 0000-0002-2066-3763 ABSTRACT This study explores the application of the regional security complex theory (RCST) to the energy relations between the European Union (EU), Russia, and Turkey. It underscores the critical role of energy security in shaping international relations and highlights the mutual interdependence among these actors in the energy issue. The study sheds light […]

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NATO PA’s Role in Consolidating Article 2 of the Atlantic Alliance Treaty

Nádia Teresa dos Santos Loureiro Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PhD student in International Relations, nadia.loureiro@hotmail.com ORCID No: 0009-0006-8068-7835 ABSTRACT Article 2 of the North Atlantic Treaty, also known as the Washington Treaty, stipulates that international relations between member states should be conducted peacefully and with mutual respect, based on free institutions, thus creating conditions of stability, security, and satisfaction within the Alliance. It also promotes the elimination of opposition factors […]

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The Judgment of Climate Change on Food Availability in Nigeria

Olubunmi David Apeloko Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Administration Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria doapeloko@oauife.edu.ng ORCID number: 0000-0002-2426-5287 Celestina Ekene Chukwudi Department of Political Science and International Relations, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, celestina.chukwudi@covenantuniversity.edu.ng ORCID number: 0000-0003-0627-2210 Fadeke Esther Olu-Owolabi Department of Political Science and International Relations, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, fadeke.owolabi@covenantuniversity.edu.ng ORCID number: 0000-0003-1903-8212 Samuel Ezennia Department of Political Science and International Relations, […]

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State Intervention in the Public and Private Spheres in Times of Crisis: Covid-19 Pandemic

Dilber Akbaba Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, dilberakbaba251@gmail.com ORCID No: 0000-0002-4392-8656 ABSTRACT Especially in times of crisis, states can influence the public and private spheres by relying on their legitimacy power. Aside from its emergence and importance for humanity, the state reshapes individuals’ private and public spheres by influencing them. The reshaped public and private spheres undoubtedly require a new perspective. Whether these areas […]

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Defining Peace: A content analysis of Brazil’s, China’s, and the European Union’s discourses on the Ukraine War

Luis Gouveia Junior PhD candidate at the University of Coimbra, Centre for Social Studies, uc2016209279@student.uc.pt ORCID No: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5364-039X Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, many political leaders have vowed to settle this conflict. Although Brazil, China, and the European Union were among these voices, some have accused these international actors of propelling the war. This study offers a content analysis of the speeches proffered by […]

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Turkish – Egyptian Relations under Erdoğan in the Light of the Regional Security Complexes Theory

Martin Dudáš Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, mato.dds@gmail.com  ABSTRACT AKP’s rise to power in Turkey brought economic development and the re-examination of the country’s self-perception. Erdoğan’s foreign policy aimed to develop relations with Middle Eastern countries so that Turkey could become the region’s leader. This article focuses on Turkey’s relations with Egypt within the Regional Security Complexes Theory framework. It argues that the rise of Turkey’s influence and power led […]

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European Union’s Role in the Maritime Security in Africa

António Gonçalves Alexandre Associate Researcher at the Research and Development Centre of the Military University Institute (Portugal), amgalexandre527@hotmail.com ABSTRACT The European Union depends on safe oceans for economic development, free trade, transport, energy security, tourism and a good marine environment. Maritime security stresses the importance of protecting the maritime domain from numerous threats, including disputes between states and various forms of transnational crime, but also the need to ensure a […]

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Climate Change: A Global Governance Challenge, Requiring Local Specific Responses – The Challenge of Formulating a Successful Response at The Appropriate Governance Level

Christian Ploberger Senior Lecturer, Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok, plobchr@gmail.com ABSTRACT While Climate Change is a global phenomenon, the impact it generates is locally specific. Take, for example, the issue of sea-level rise. While we can identify a general process of sea-level rise, some localities are facing stronger impacts than others; this applies not only to island nations but also to coastal areas and coastal cities, including several so-called Megacities. […]