International Politics

The Division of International Politics can be defined as the pillar of research activities in the Institute in the sense that every subject, issue or topic that comes up for examination has a necessary linkage to the pattern of political relations between sovereign states. Fundamentally, underlying international politics is the matter of power and the use of power (who makes decisions, who controls etc.) that explains why one country can protect and project its interests, while the other cannot. The exercise of power in the international arena generates some dynamics (including politics) at the national, bilateral, multilateral, regional and global levels of relations. This constitutes the basis of international politics in this era and the focus of the research efforts of the division. Some of the research focus of the Division includes the dynamics of global interaction, conflict and cooperation, globalization, science, technology and development, migration matters and development cooperation among others.