i)What is this forum for?
This forum is for the mature(note emphasis) discussion of International Relations
ii)What is this International Relations?
International Relations is not an easy subject to pin down. Traditionally, International Relations exclusively examined the diplomatic interaction between states. However, IR has outgrown this narrow Cold War view. Due to the changing nature of international politics it has grown to include a multitude of non-state, sub-state actors. This has opened up the field to numerous topics that would have been thought heretical thirty years ago. This expansion has led to a field that is interconnected with many fields in Social Science.
If the preceding definition wasnâ€™t sufficient, here are some examples of topics relevant to this section:
International Relations Theory
This is not an exhaustive list, use your judgment
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Small Wars Journal â€“ Military Doctrine Papers
Federation of American Scientists
Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies
Centre for Counterterrorism Studies
Google Social Sciences Directory (Political Science â€“ IR)
Yahoo! Social Sciences Directory (Political Science â€“ IR)
Social Science Information Gateway (Politics â€“ IR)
The WWW Virtual Library
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
As a researcher myself, I am able and willing to share my material with anyone who is interested and asks nicely. If you require a journal article or a book chapter for a post in this section, feel free to ask.