• Matthew Louis Bishop Institute of International Relations, The University of the West Indies


Welcome to the third issue of the Caribbean Journal of International Relations & Diplomacy of 2014. It is quite remarkable to think that we are already fast approaching the end of our second year of activity, and it is perhaps even more extraordinary to consider just how much the world has changed during that short time. The most striking shift, to my mind, appears to be the way in which borders are increasingly - and sometimes quite dramatically - being redrawn in many different places. In this editorial, I begin by reflecting on some of these broad patterns of change that have come to characterize our world, along with others that have more suddenly begun to make themselves felt, before pausing to outline the shape of this particular issue of the journal.