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27 November 2020
On December 20, 2020, the United States Space Force will celebrate its first birthday. As an early birthday gift, the first chief of space operations (CSO) General John “Jay”…
26 November 2020
The new trilateral agreement spells the end of the “Nagorno-Karabakh” region as we know it. There is no empirical “Nagorno-Karabakh” anymore to match its oft-used geographic-…
25 November 2020
Tristan Kenderdine argues that during a period of global change, institutional theory can help make sense of the chaos. How institutions persist, change and ultimately…
24 November 2020
Sam Nadel, Oxfam’s Head of Policy and Advocacy, reflects on a bad week for the UK. Cast your mind back to December 2016. Boris Johnson, then UK Foreign Secretary, is speaking…
23 November 2020
Reda Cherif, Fuad Hasanov and Min Zhu introduce a recent IMF paper that argues mass testing infrastructure offers a viable way out of COVID-19 and protection against future…
19 November 2020
Thomas Moynihan explores extreme solutions to humanities' tendency to threaten others.  At a time when humans are threatening the extinction of so many other species, it…
17 November 2020
While a degree of calm has returned to the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the prospect for a comprehensive peace agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan remains slim. Therefore, the…
16 November 2020
Nathanial Matthews, Karen Sack and Chip Cunliffe call for multilateral collaboration and innovation to save ocean ecosystems. Ocean-derived risks are multiplying. Investing in…
13 November 2020
The Northern Irish politician John Hume, who was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998, died in August this year. Giada Lagana explains how Hume used the…
12 November 2020
Several states have declared that the Arctic is their shared responsibility at a time when global warming changes the Arctic landscape and attracts the interests of states and…