Universities, Academics and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Graham Long
Universities, Academics and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 13th December 2017

Graham Long explores the preliminary findings of research on the role academics see for themselves in...

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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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Curbing Radical Nationalism the Finnish Way
Senni Salmi
Curbing Radical Nationalism the Finnish Way 12th December 2017

In the wake of the rise of nationalist sentiments in Western nations, Senni Salmi examines how Finland arrived at its...

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Outline of a Peace Treaty
Dave Anderson
Outline of a Peace Treaty 11th December 2017

Following his previous opinion piece (available here), Dave Anderson sketches the contours of a US peace treaty with...

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Claudia Juech
Opening the Shrinking Global Space for Civil Society 8th December 2017

      First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist....

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Andrea Stroppa
In the Battle against Fake News, the Bots may be Winning 7th December 2017

Andrea Stroppa on the state of the ongoing struggle agaisnt fake news. Lawyers from top tech companies were recently...

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Why do we Tell Stories? Hunter-gatherers shed light on the Evolutionary Roots of
Daniel Smith
Why do we Tell Stories? Hunter-gatherers shed light on the Evolutionary Roots of Fiction 7th December 2017

From gathering around the campfire sharing tales to binge watching the latest Netflix series, humans are, and have...

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Religion is Not what it Used to be. Consumerism, Neoliberalism, and the Global R
François Gauthier
Religion is Not what it Used to be. Consumerism, Neoliberalism, and the Global Reshaping of Religion 6th December 2017

The last half-century has seen a shift, not from religion to no religion but from one type of religion to another....

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Six Reasons why Protest is so Important for Democracy
Richard Norman
Six Reasons why Protest is so Important for Democracy 6th December 2017

Why is protest so fundamental for human rights and democratic society? Here are six basic reasons why we need to...

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Assessing the trajectory of West-Russia relations in Eastern Europe: Gauging thr
Nicholas Ross Smith
Assessing the trajectory of West-Russia relations in Eastern Europe: Gauging three potential scenarios 14th December 2017

The Ukraine crisis and the subsequent cooling of West-Russia relations has elicited a number of popular arguments as to...

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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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Book Review - Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers are Remaking Global Order
Reviewed by Paolo Pizzolo and Manfredi Valeriani
Book Review - Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers are Remaking Global Order 13th December 2017

Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers are Remaking Global Order by Oliver Stuenkel. Cambridge and Malden: Polity 2016...

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Film Review: The Spider’s Web – Britain’s Second Empire
Joel Benjamin
Film Review: The Spider’s Web – Britain’s Second Empire 12th December 2017

On 1 December I attended SOAS University for a screening of the film ‘The Spider’s Web: Britain’s...

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Book Review - Sustainable Development in International Law Making and Trade: Int
Reviewed by Franz Perrez
Book Review - Sustainable Development in International Law Making and Trade: International Food Governance and Trade in Agriculture 29th November 2017

Sustainable Development in International Law Making and Trade: International Food Governance and Trade in Agriculture...

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