“Fueling Conflicts: Oil and Geopolitical Tensions” Tel-Aviv University’s Yuval Neeman Research Papers, 2010

NeemanAbstract: Oil is at the core of global geopolitical tensions and of economic downturns, which are likely to deteriorate with the expected depletion of oil resources. Oil and gas importing countries will be more and more dependent on undemocratic and politically unstable regimes– unless they change their energy policies.

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“The Third Debate Revisited” Review of International Studies 27 (2001)

RIS_edited_6Abstract: This article challenges the idea that IR theory is in the midst of a ‘third debate’ between ‘positivistic’ and ‘post-positivistic’ approaches, by showing that neither the ‘first’ nor the ‘second’ debates have lost any of their relevance, and by arguing that the ‘third debate’ and the allegedly new paradigms it generated do not constitute a challenging innovation. While the ‘first debate’ is a debate between two visions of human nature, the ‘second debate’ is a debate between two visions of knowledge. A critical stance vis-à-vis rationalism does not imply a rejection of political realism, nor an endorsement of postmodernism or constructivism.

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