• Image courtesy of Dan H, © 2011, some rights reserved

    Extremism in the UK: PREVENT or Promote?

    On the 13th May, David Cameron pledged to up the fight against radicalisation in the UK. His proposed measures, which had been blocked by the Liberal Democrats in the previous coalition government, will introduce banning orders for those using extremist and hateful language in public spaces. Bans would correspond to […]

  • Image courtesy of Michael Fleshman, © 2014, some rights reserved.

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Innocents of Nigeria

    A little over a year since Boko Haram kidnapped over 200 school girls from Chibok in North West Nigeria, news of a success story against the Islamic extremist group has once again catapulted the nation into the international limelight. The Nigerian military’s rescue of 200 girls and 93 women from […]

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    The New Popes

    The role of the Pope is undoubtedly unique in world politics. No world leader can claim the same blend of political and spiritual leadership, nor the vast following worldwide. He commands no armies and directs few economic resources, but his power is real and considerable, not only among the world’s […]

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    Destination Morocco? Morocco’s Attitudes on Immigration

    Morocco has been a popular stop on the migration road to Europe for decades, in part due to its proximity to continental Europe and its land borders with the Spanish territories of Ceuta and Melilla, and the kingdom has continuously received large numbers of transiting sub-Saharan African migrants. Yet for […]

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    Advance Australia Fair: Australia’s Place in the Southeast Asian Arms Race

    Maritime security in Southeast Asia is a hot topic in international affairs. And there’s no shortage of maritime security issues to be addressed. An increasingly assertive China is enforcing its claimed seven-dash line in the South China Sea, despite competing claims to the area. As a result, many ASEAN states […]

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    COP21 Paris, What to Expect?

    Climate change, prompted by ever-increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, is considered by many in the scientific community to be one of the most serious threats facing humanity in the twenty-first century. A mere 2 degree Celsius (3.6 degree Fahrenheit) increase in the average global temperature, according […]



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