While the UK Independence Party and the Brexit Party performed poorly in the 2019 UK elections, the right-wing populism they espouse is not a spent force. Rather, in what may be the most important British election in decades, their presence was a deciding influence on the course of the election, and on the eventual victory of the Conservative party.
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In educating our students on international relations and foreign policy, we ought to expand beyond conventional wisdom and equip them with skills to deal with modern issues. Such issues include navigating “fake news,” re-thinking traditional assessment tasks, and dealing with information overload.
Mexico’s struggle with its drug cartels is a highly complex issue. While Mexico is willing to cooperate with the US in tackling this issue, it has rejected a recent Trump proposal to designate the Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organisations on the grounds that it posed a threat to Mexican sovereignty and was interventionist.
The role of Police in United Nations (UN) peace operations has shifted such that the organisation is now more deeply involved in missions, evolving from “watchers” to “coaches” in undertaking reform and building up national law enforcement agencies and at times providing interim operational support.