Palgrave Macmillan and the editorial team have selected this set of papers from the archive of the journal to give a representative sample of the best of our content.

These papers, listed in chronological order, are available free to read and download.

Free articles August 2016

Roger E Kanet ‘The failed Western challenge to Russia’s revival in Eurasia? Volume 52, Issue 5, September 2015

Philip G. Cerny, From warriors to police? The civilianisation of security in a globalising world Volume 52, Issue 4, July 2015

Barbara Zanchetta, ‘Deconstructing ‘declinism’: The 1970s and the reassertion of American international power’ Volume 52, Issue 3, May 2015

Steven E Lobell, Neal G Jesse, Kristen P Williams ‘Why do secondary states choose to support, follow or challenge?’ Volume 52, Issue 2, February 2015

James D Long, Daniel Maliniak, Susan M Peterson ‘Knowledge without power: International relations scholars and the US war in Iraq’ Volume 52, Issue 1, January 2015

Charles E Ziegler, ‘Russian–American relations: From Tsarism to Putin’ Volume 51, Issue 6, November 2014

Amitai Etzioni, The Air-Sea Battle ‘concept’: A critique Volume 51, Issue 5, September 2014

David Chandler, ‘Beyond good and evil: Ethics in a world of complexity ‘Volume 51, Issue 4, July 2014

Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou, ‘Waltz, Mearsheimer and the post-Cold War world: The rise of America and the fall of structural realism’ Volume 51, Issue 3, May 2014

Robert J. Lieber, The Rise of the BRICS and American primacy Volume 51, Issue 2, March 2014

Feng Zhang, How hierarchic was the historical East Asian system? Volume 51, Issue 1, January 2014