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Dr Janina Dill

John G. Winant Associate Professor in U.S. Foreign Policy, Professorial Fellow (Nuffield); Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC)

Professor Cecile Fabre

Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College

Professor Sir Adam Roberts

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Politics & International Relations

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Janina Dill discusses military use of drones - BBC Newshour

5th Oct 2018

Janina Dill, Associate Professor of U.S. Foreign Policy; Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College; and Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) shared her expertise with the BBC on the ethics and consequences of the use of drones by the military.

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Ezequiel González Ocantos wins 2017 C. Herman Pritchett Award for Best Book in Law and Courts

19th Jun 2017

Congratulations to Ezequiel González Ocantos, who has been given the 2017 C. Herman Pritchett Award for Best Book in Law and Courts by the American Political Science Association for his book Shifting Legal Visions: Judicial Change and Human Rights Trials in Latin America.

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Jonathan Leader Maynard interviewed on global terrorism

24th Mar 2017

Jonathan Leader Maynard has appeared on TalkRADIO to discuss terrorism, in the context of the recent attack in Westminster.

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Annette Idler interviewed on the Chilcot Report by Radio Ciudad

20th Jul 2016

Annette Idler has been interviewed on the Chilcot Report by Argentinian radio station 'Radio Ciudad'.

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Ulrike Franke appears on Sky News debate about drones and national security

18th May 2016

Ulrike Franke appeared on a debate for Sky News (11 May) entitled 'Are Drones Vital For Security?'

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Akaash Maharaj addresses the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

7th Dec 2015

In October, DPIR alumnus Akaash Maharaj (PPE, St Edmund Hall, 1990) was invited to address the Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, in his capacity as CEO of the Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption.

Drawing on the experience of Afghanistan, he addressed the question of how NATO conduct a future expeditionary campaign, which might be precipitated by an attack on one of its members. This is a topic which is now all the more urgent, following the 13 November terror attacks in Paris.

Akaash has since written an article in the National Post, which argues that, “The lessons of Afghanistan were purchased at a bitter cost: the war claimed more lives, more years, and more money than any other campaign in NATO’s history.  Unless the alliance takes those lessons to heart, a war in Syria and Iraq to extinguish Daesh — the self-styled Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant — will be worse.”

His full article can be read at 

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Jonathan Leader Maynard interviewed on proposed bombing in Syria

30th Nov 2015

Jonathan Leader Maynard, Departmental Lecturer in International Relations, was interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford on Friday 27th November, offering his comments on the proposal that the UK join air strikes on ISIS in Syria.

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Rana Mitter writes on the ‘unfinished business’ of the 1937-1945 war between China and Japan

13th Apr 2015

Rana Mitter has written an article (1 April) for the Global Times (China) entitled ‘Unfinished legacy of war shadows Asia’.

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Rana Mitter given 2014 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature

31st Mar 2015

The Royal United Services Institute has announced that the 2014 Duke of Westminster Medal for Military Literature has been awarded to Rana Mitter for his book 'China’s War with Japan 1937-1945: The Struggle for Survival'.  First awarded in 1997, the Medal is bestowed annually for the best book in the English language by a living author, regardless of nationality, gender or age, which represents in the opinion of the Awarding Board a notable and original contribution to the study of international or national security, or the military professions.

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Gwendolyn Sasse asks ‘Remember Crimea?’

27th Mar 2015

Gwendolyn Sasse has written an article for Carnegie Europe (27 March) entitled ‘Remember Crimea? A Year Later’.

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Evidence by Adam Roberts published in House of Commons report on ISIL

13th Feb 2015

On 5 February the House of Commons Defence Committee published a report,  The Situation in Iraq and Syria and the response to al-Dawla al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq al-Sham (DAESH).  Adam Roberts' evidence to the Inquiry is mentioned in the report, paragraphs 23, 66 and 106.

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Alex Leveringhaus on why robotic weapons are here to stay

1st Dec 2014

Alex Leveringhaus has co-authored a policy paper on the nature of robotic weapons, urging governments to recognise the increasing prominence of these weapons in contemporary and future forms of warfare and proposing steps towards suitable regulation.  The paper, which was produced by the Oxford Martin School, is available for download here:

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