Translating the Informal into the Formal
George Joffé
Translating the Informal into the Formal 15th February 2017

Using the case of Israel and the PLO, George Joffé explores the importance of empathy to any negotiating process. This...

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In Anticipation of the Next Cycle of Arab Revolutions
Azzam Tamimi
In Anticipation of the Next Cycle of Arab Revolutions 3rd February 2017

Azzam Tamimi explores the likely implications of the Arab Springs' counter-revolutions. This is a chapter in the E-...

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How to be True to Yourself and still Unite your People – via Twitter
Danny Quah
How to be True to Yourself and still Unite your People – via Twitter 2nd February 2017

Danny Quah weighs in with some advice for the newly elected President’s use of social media. Thomas Friedman...

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In The Shadow of the Kingdom
Dr. Saad al-Fagih
In the Shadow of the Kingdom 25th January 2017

Saad al-Fagih argues that Saudi Arabia is teetering on the edge of major changes. This is a chapter in the E-book '...

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Making Revolution Islamic Again: Protest and Rebellion from 1979 Iran to the Ara
Andrew Hammond
Making Revolution Islamic Again: Protest and Rebellion from '79 Iran to the Arab Spring 18th January 2017

Andrew Hammond explores the continuities and new developments in representations of Islam, politics and violence in the...

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Lazy Nationalist Populism: Globalisation and Inequality on the Transatlantic Axi
Danny Quah
Lazy Nationalist Populism: Globalisation and Inequality on the Transatlantic Axis 13th January 2017

Danny Quah argues that 'globalisation’s great message' needs to be re-told to Western voters. When policy...

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All About That Putin Lynchpin
Martha Molfetas
All About That Putin Lynchpin 19th December 2016

Martha Molfetas argues that the we are at the beginning of a new cold war. Somehow it feels as if the Cold War never...

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Mark Zuckerberg
The Role of Social Media in the Contemporary World 17th February 2017

Mark Zuckerberg has posted a manifesto on his view of social media's role in global events and what they can do...

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Nuclear Supplier’s Group: Finding Entry Points
Kanica Rakhra
Nuclear Supplier’s Group: Finding Entry Points 17th February 2017

As India continues to seek membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Kanica Rakhra reflects on current controls...

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Trump Handbook for Aspiring Autocrats
David Held and Kyle McNally
Trump Handbook for Aspiring Autocrats 16th February 2017

At issue is due process, the rule of law and the division of powers that defines American democracy. In the three...

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Providing Aid and Foreseeing Harm
Tom Rowe
Providing Aid and Foreseeing Harm 16th February 2017

Should we be blamed for the negative consequences of otherwise wholly good acts? Tom Rowe considers the moral risks...

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Global Climate Action Amid Trump: Challenges…But Also Measured Optimism
Kathryn Hochstetler
Global Climate Action Amid Trump: Challenges…But Also Measured Optimism 14th February 2017

Despite the worries, Kathryn Hochstetler finds room for transformative climate change action under newly elected...

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The Inconvenient Truth about Foreign Aid
David Sogge
The Inconvenient Truth about Foreign Aid 13th February 2017

For recipients aid has been a very mixed blessing, but for donors it’s been a bonanza. It’s astonishing...

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Rebalancing EU-China Relations: The Case for an EU-China FTA
Zachary Haver
Rebalancing EU-China Relations: The Case for an EU-China FTA 9th February 2017

Zachary Haver analyzes the European Union’s fundamentally imbalanced relationship with China and argues how an EU...

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Richard Ponzio and Michael Schroeder
A Fool’s Errand? The Next Secretary-General and United Nations Reform 19th December 2016

With the recent election of António Guterres as the next United Nations Secretary-General, the focus will soon shift to...

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Ayse Kaya and Anita Desai
COP21 and the Paris Agreement: Change and Status Quo 22nd August 2016

This essay examines the latest inter-state negotiations on climate change at COP-21 and argues that the Paris Agreement...

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Complex Emergencies 2.0: Dumb Phones, Smart People and the Art of Humanitarian C
Amy Rhoades
Complex Emergencies 2.0: Dumb Phones, Smart People and the Art of Humanitarian Communications 25th July 2016

An arc of instability from Afghanistan through the Middle East to West Africa is leading to unprecedented displacement...

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Book Review: State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the Wor
Reviewed by Tobias ten Brink
Book Review: State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World 14th February 2017

State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick. New York: Oxford...

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Book Review: The Ways of the World by David Harvey
Reviewed by Erica Frazier
Book Review: The Ways of the World by David Harvey 13th February 2017

The Ways of the World. David Harvey. Profile Books. 2016. The Ways of the World offers an intellectual journey through...

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Reviewed by Mabel González Bustelo
Book Review: Quality Peace: Peacebuilding, Victory, and World Order 22nd December 2016

Quality Peace: Peacebuilding, Victory, and World Order by Peter Wallensteen. New York and Oxford: Oxford University...

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