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26
Nov

Professor Rana Mitter comments on the changing balance of global power

Posted: 26/11/2014

Rana Mitter has given an interview for the Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) on the question of whether we are seeing a changing of the guard, away from American dominance of the world stage, and if so, whether this will open up a power vacuum, and which countries would be looking to step into it.

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17
Nov

Ulrike Franke has essay published on the global diffusion of drones

Posted: 17/11/2014

Ulrike Franke recently contributed to an edited volume called ‘Precision Strike Warfare and International Intervention: Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications’, edited by Dyson, Tom ; Aslam, Wali ; Rauxloh, Regina ; Aaronson, Mike (Routledge).

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12
Nov

Professor Neil MacFarlane comments on who controls Georgia

Posted: 12/11/2014

Neil MacFarlane was quoted in the Independent (7 November) in an article entitled "Ukraine crisis: Movement of Russian tanks threatens fragile ceasefire, says President Poroshenko".

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05
Nov

Professor Sir Adam Roberts addresses the House of Commons Defence Committee on ISIL

Posted: 05/11/2014

Adam Roberts spoke to the House of Commons Defence Committee on 29 October about situation in Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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04
Nov

William J. Burns named as next Carnegie President

Posted: 04/11/2014

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace announced today that the Honorable William J. Burns, U.S. deputy secretary of state, will become its next president on February 4, 2015. Ambassador Burns will be Carnegie’s ninth president in its 105-year history.

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03
Nov

The Great Charter Convention series on Politics in Spires

Posted: 03/11/2014

Next year is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Following the independence referendum in Scotland, calls for a constitutional convention are widespread and growing. Politics in Spires, together with OurKingdom, IPPR and the Department of Politics at the University of Southampton, are hosting the Great Charter Convention – an open, public debate on where arbitrary power lies in the UK today and how we should contest and contain it. What would a new Magna Carta say, and what could a new constitutional settlement for Britain look like?

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31
Oct

Professor Gwendolyn Sasse writes on deepening divisions in Ukraine

Posted: 31/10/2014

Gwen Sasse has published a further piece for Carnegie Europe (22 October) on how the upcoming parliamentary elections in Ukraine might only deepen existing divisions.

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30
Oct

Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen to become new Director of Research and Development at RISJ

Posted: 30/10/2014

In January, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen will start work as Director of Research and Development at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (a research centre that is part of the Department of Politics and International Relations).

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29
Oct

Professor Neil MacFarlane comments on how the threat of terrorism might change Canada's "rainbow of multiculturalism"

Posted: 29/10/2014

Neil MacFarlane was interviewed by Deutsche Welle (24 October) for an article entitled 'Terror attacks threaten Canada’s multicultural project', which explored the possible cultural ramifications of the recent shootings in Montreal and Ottowa.

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21
Oct

Professor Catherine de Vries presented with APSA's Emerging Scholar Award

Posted: 21/10/2014

Congratulations to Catherine de Vries, who has been given the 2014 Emerging Scholar Award by the Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior section of the American Political Science Association.  She shares this award with Dan Hopkins of Georgetown University.

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