International Affairs
16 September 2015 , Volume 91, Number 5

Geopolitics runs as a theme through several of the articles in the September issue of International Affairs. In the lead article, David Martin Jones and M. L. R. Smith argue that modern western diplomacy needs to revisit early political thinkers’ rationalist understanding of statecraft if security threats - such as that posed by ISIS – are be countered more effectively. Similary, Stefan Auer explains why a hard-nosed realist approach towards Russia is needed by the West particularly when it comes to the Ukraine crisis. In contrast, Jean-Yves Haine argues that we have reached a ‘new Gaullist moment’, where Europe will have to start thinking and acting strategically for itself.


Professor Andrew Dorman

Commissioning Editor, International Affairs

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