An Impulsive Actor in the Middle East
Bitte Hammargren
An Impulsive Actor in the Middle East 28th June 2017

Bitte Hammargren examines the rise of Erdoğan and the prospects of Turkey overcoming his grip. This is a...

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Islam and the West: Recognition, Reconciling, Co-existence or Collision
Ashur Shamis
Islam and the West: Recognition, Reconciling, Co-existence or Collision 20th June 2017

In a personal contribution, Ashur Shamis calls for a dialogue between the West and the Muslim world. This is a chapter...

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Brexit: May, You Live in Interesting Times
Alastair Newton
Brexit: May, You Live in Interesting Times 19th June 2017

The outcome of the UK’s 8 June general election has re-opened the question of whether to go for a hard or soft...

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Mehdi Varzi
Global Oil and the Future of OPEC 8th June 2017

Mehdi Varzi argues that OPEC members need to address the question of how they intend to exploit their massive oil...

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The US & the World will lose 'Bigly' if we walk Away from the Paris Agreement
Martha Molfetas
The US & the World will lose 'Bigly' if we walk Away from the Paris Agreement 1st June 2017

Martha Molfetas with a plea to the Trump administration not to turn its back on Paris. We are already reaching ...

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Cornelius Adebahr
Discussing Europe and Iran with Americans, or: A travelling commentariat to Trump’s first trip abroad 31st May 2017

Cornelius Adebahr dissects Trump’s recent wanderings among America’s closest allies. Prelude Europe...

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Algeria: Will the Failure to Reform Economically further Fuel Islamism?
Kahina Bouagache
Algeria: Will the Failure to Reform Economically further Fuel Islamism? 18th May 2017

Kahina Bouagache argues that in the aftermath of the ‘Black Decade’, Algeria has been largely successful in...

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What Nature Teaches us about Managing Risk
William H. Saito
What Nature Teaches us about Managing Risk 28th June 2017

William H. Saito argues nature may be a role model for efforts for those addressing cyber security challenges. In the...

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Sociology has a Trump Problem
Michael McQuarrie
Sociology has a Trump Problem 27th June 2017

Michael McQuarrie explores the dangers for sociologists in today's turbulent times. Sociology has a Trump problem....

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A Fatwa against Sexual Violence: The Story of a Historic World Congress of Femal
Mirjam Künkler and Eva Nisa
A Fatwa against Sexual Violence: The Story of a Historic World Congress of Female Islamic Scholars 27th June 2017

Can women interpret Islamic law? Scholars who think so recently gathered in Indonesia, where fatwas were also issued...

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Myths of Globalization: Noam Chomsky and Ha-Joon Chang in Conversation
C.J. Polychroniou
Myths of Globalization: Noam Chomsky and Ha-Joon Chang in Conversation 26th June 2017

Since the late 1970s, the world's economy and dominant nations have been marching to the tune of (neoliberal)...

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After Svalbard: Why Safety of World Seed Vaults is Crucial to Future Food Securi
Stuart Thompson
After Svalbard: Why Safety of World Seed Vaults is Crucial to Future Food Security 22nd June 2017

Stuart Thompson explores how we should safeguard seeds in the face of climate change. There is a fearful irony to...

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What China’s Soccer Spending Spree Teaches us about Globalization
Stefan Hall
What China’s Soccer Spending Spree Teaches us about Globalization 21st June 2017

What China’s Soccer Spending Spree Teaches us about Globalization. On 4 June 2002, the national football team of...

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What can Activists do in a Political Downturn?
Duncan Green
What can Activists do in a Political Downturn? 21st June 2017

Duncan Green explores what activists can do in tough times. The recent discussions with the International Budget...

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Klaus Larres
Donald Trump and America’s Grand Strategy: U.S. foreign policy toward Europe, Russia and China 15th May 2017

The Trump administration continues to be an administration in transition. It has taken the new President and his...

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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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Book Review: Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in
Reviewed by Mabel González Bustelo
Book Review: Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America 26th June 2017

Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America by Sarah Zukerman Daly. New York:...

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Book Review - Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East
Reviewed by Imad El-Anis
Book Review - Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East 30th May 2017

Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East by Christopher Davidson. London: Oneworld Publications, 2016. 688...

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Book Review - A Revolution Undone: Egypt’s Road Beyond Revolt
Reviewed by Bill Law
Book Review - A Revolution Undone: Egypt’s Road Beyond Revolt 12th May 2017

A Revolution Undone: Egypt’s Road Beyond Revolt by H.A. Hellyer. London: Hurst, 2016. 251 pp, £20 hardcover...

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