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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US-Iran Relations: From Nuclear Deal to Renewed Tensions?
Christopher M. Davidson
US-Iran Relations: From Nuclear Deal to Renewed Tensions? 5th May 2017

This is a chapter from the e-book 'The Future of the Middle East' co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest...

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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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A Brief History of Chemical Warfare: from Sparta to Syria
William King
A Brief History of Chemical Warfare: from Sparta to Syria 20th June 2017

William King gives a historical overview of chemical warfare. The assassination of Kim Jong-nam with VX on 13 February...

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Fire in Neo-liberal London
Angela McRobbie
Fire in Neo-liberal London 19th June 2017

The burnt-out shell of Grenfell Tower is a visible reminder that public responsibilities should never be watered down....

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about Empowering People, Not the Rise of the
Brad Keywell
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about Empowering People, Not the Rise of the Machines 16th June 2017

Brad Keywell argues we must shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution so that it empowers people, not machines.  The...

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Memory, Wisdom and Mentoring: what do Practitioners Need from Academics, beyond
Duncan Green
Memory, Wisdom and Mentoring: what do Practitioners Need from Academics, beyond Research Papers? 15th June 2017

Duncan Green with an innovative idea for the academic / practitioner nexus. Spent an interesting, if bleary (the...

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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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The Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI): Why India is Worried, What China Can D
Amitendu Palit
The Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI): Why India is Worried, What China Can Do 31st May 2017

Amitendu Palit argues that the China-led Maritime Silk Road Initiative is causing ripples among Indian policymakers....

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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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