ISSN: 2038-0925

4/ Deconstructing the Frenemy in International Relations

di Luka NIKOLIĆ e Igor MILIĆ

Diacronie. Studi di Storia Contemporanea, N. 45, 1|2021

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Abstract


Italiano

Affermare che la frenemyship o la frenmity rappresentino i fondamenti teorici e pratici di questo lavoro, potrà sembrare eccessivamente eccentrico e ambizioso. Eppure, sentiamo la necessità di utilizzare chiavi di lettura diverse dalla ontologia dicotomica di amicizia vs. inimicizia. Piuttosto, proponiamo un’ontologia senza ontologia per catturare il momento di indecidibilità radicale che spiega le storie ossessionanti del pensiero controfattuale e l’immanente reversibilità dei significanti dominanti e dei significati ad essa connessi. Il terrorismo e la sorveglianza di massa, inoltre, illustrano in pratica la sorprendente somiglianza tra opposti apparenti, trasformando il paradigma noi contro loro nella febbrilità di tutte le soggettività coinvolte.

Parole chiave: decostruzione, frenemyship, frenmity, sorveglianza di massa, terrorismo.

 

English

To say plainly that frenemyship or frenmity represent the theoretical and practical foundations of the present work may sound overly eccentric and ambitious. And yet, we feel the necessity for lenses other than the dichotomous ontology of friendship vs. enmity. Instead, we propose an ontology without ontology to capture the moment of radical undecidability which accounts for the haunting histories of counterfactual thinking and the immanent reversibility of dominant signifiers and the meanings annexed. Terrorism and mass surveillance further practically illustrate the striking similarity between apparent opposites, turning the us vs. them paradigm into the febrility of all the subjectivities involved.

Keywords: deconstruction, frenemyship, frenmity, mass surveillance, terrorism.

 
 

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Gli autori


Luka Nikolić is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the Charles University Prague with the focus on interaction between state apparatuses and disruptive technologies. He holds a Master of Science in International Security Studies and at the same university. After graduating in Journalism at the University of Montenegro, he has participated in numerous academic exchanges, conferences, trainings and wrote a book chapter about the postmodern spirit of terrorism for the publisher Brill.

Igor Milić holds a Master of Science in International Security Studies from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and the University of Trento. After graduating in Foreign Languages and International Relations at the Catholic University of Milan in 2016, he has participated in numerous academic experiences abroad, most of which dealt with interventionism and humanitarianism. He has recently graduated with a Master’s thesis on the relationship between failed states and the responsibility to protect (R2P) with the case study of Mali since 2012 on.

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NIKOLIĆ, Luka, MILIĆ, Igor, «Deconstructing the Frenemy in International Relations», Diacronie. Studi di Storia Contemporanea, N. 45, 1|2021

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