Recent news events have led to a renewed focus on the UK’s counter-extremism initiatives and its broader counter-terrorism policy. Firstly, the news that three female…View More Radicalisation in London: The UK’s Counter-Extremism Policy in Spotlight
The accelerating processes of globalisation and global integration have led to the international political system taking on an increasingly cosmopolitan bent, where the idiom of…View More Global Risks and Functional Transnational Solutions: Global Governance via the Airport Security Lane
In many ways, the UK is uniquely placed to benefit from the ‘Asian century’. Its membership of the EU, soon a powerful international actor in…View More ‘China-proofing’ and the UK’s future foreign policy
Scandinavia appears to be undergoing somewhat of a cultural renaissance globally. In the past, the advent of mass communication and the growth of US cultural…View More Scandinavia in International Relations: a Model for the UK?
‘Who do you call if you want to speak to Europe?’ as a phrase is popularly attributed to former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. …View More The EU post-Lisbon: Who do you Call?
The end of the US’s pre-eminence in the international political system has long been foretold. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union at the beginning of…View More Print Edition: Does Syria mean the end of the international political system as we know it?
With the end of the Cold War and the transition from a Westphalian systemic polarity to a Fukuyaman or ‘moderate’ international system, soft power has…View More Soft Power and the International System: Lessons from the UK
Hong Kong has always occupied a unique place in the global consciousness. For many years, it was the West’s gateway to China and Asia –…View More Hong Kong and the World City