Nuclear Policy Remains a Strategic Decision, Despite Tactical Tail-Twisting on T
Ben O’Loughlin
Nuclear Policy Remains a Strategic Decision, Despite Tactical Tail-Twisting on Twitter 14th November 2017

Despite fears a war of words on Twitter could trigger nuclear annihilation, a brief look at nuclear policy and social...

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When Open Societies Fail
Danny Quah
When Open Societies Fail 7th November 2017

Why is Wikipedia mostly OK, but so many comments at the end of newspaper articles make you weep for humanity’s...

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Brian Stoddart
Revolution, Again, At the End of the World 23rd October 2017

Brian Stoddart explores New Zealand's recent elections. A tiny outpost slightly north of Antarctica, New Zealand is...

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Russia’s Strategic Narrative helps neither Russia nor the West
Ben O’Loughlin – with Alister Miskimmon
Russia’s Strategic Narrative helps neither Russia nor the West 16th October 2017

This is the first post in Ben’s new series on 'strategic narratives' - the stories policymakers tell to...

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The Future of the Middle East
Hugh Miles
The Future of the Middle East 12th October 2017

This is the concluding chapter of the forthcoming e-book 'The Future of the Middle East' co-produced by Global...

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Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa
Nadereh Chamlou
Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa 3rd October 2017

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

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When Domestic Politics Trumps Foreign Policy: The United States and the Iran Nuc
Cornelius Adebahr
When Domestic Politics Trumps Foreign Policy: The United States and the Iran Nuclear Deal 29th September 2017

In the run-up to the nuclear deal's second anniversary, Cornelius Adebahr warns of the need for a rational approach...

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Women Mediating Peace Talks: A Long Road to Parity
Stephenie Foster
Women Mediating Peace Talks: A Long Road to Parity 17th November 2017

Stephenie Foster reports form a recent meeting at Durham university on increasing the number of women high-level...

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Let’s talk about Neo-Colonialism in Africa
Mark Langan
Let’s talk about Neo-Colonialism in Africa 16th November 2017

In this article, Mark Langan of Newcastle University re-engages the concept of ‘neo-colonialism’ to make...

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The Age of Personalized Diplomacy
Ilan Manor
The Age of Personalized Diplomacy 16th November 2017

Ilan Manor explores the rise and constraints to digital diplomacy. Recent years have seen the mass migration of...

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Subnational Climate Finance: Filling the Gap
Alex Clark
Subnational Climate Finance: Filling the Gap 14th November 2017

Cities, states, provinces, and other subnational governments are taking a leadership role in fighting climate change....

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Green Finance? Why Global Banks are Pledging Billions to Fight Climate Change
Simon Wilde
Green Finance? Why Global Banks are Pledging Billions to Fight Climate Change 13th November 2017

Simon Wilde explores recent moves by large global banks to tackle climate change.  Banking giant HSBC ...

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Democracy is Dead: Long Live Democracy!
Helen Margetts
Democracy is Dead: Long Live Democracy! 13th November 2017

Any successful attempt to prevent the real social media pathologies – such as extremist, abusive and hateful...

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European Worries about Isolationist Trends
Maria Demertzis
European Worries about Isolationist Trends 10th November 2017

Populist shocks in the UK and US threaten the multilateral order on which the EU depends. What lies behind these...

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Saudi Arabia’s Economic Ambitions and Growth
Nick Stadtmiller
Saudi Arabia’s Economic Ambitions and Growth 6th October 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 envisages increasing the private sector’s share of economic output to 65%....

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The New Secretary-General and UN Reform
Michael Schroeder
Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The New Secretary-General and UN Reform 22nd September 2017

Every incoming Secretary-General is expected to make the United Nations (UN) more fit for purpose. The new Secretary-...

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The Black Sea-Caspian Region in Post-Conflict Energy Security Cooperation Scenar
Elkhan Nuriyev
The Black Sea-Caspian Region in Post-Conflict Energy Security Cooperation Scenarios: What Role for the Future? 19th September 2017

The expansion of multinational pipelines for the transportation of oil and gas has created new opportunities for both...

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Book Review - Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War
Reviewed by Mabel González Bustelo
Book Review - Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War 30th October 2017

Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War by Bill Kissane. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 285 pp.,...

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Book Review - The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Pik
Reviewed by George Maier
Book Review - The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity 18th October 2017

The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity. Pat Hudson and Keith Tribe (eds)....

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Book Review: Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets
Reviewed by Chris Shaw
Book Review: Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets 11th October 2017

In Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets, Alessandro Vercelli argues that the concepts of freedom...

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