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After Chilcot: Bereaved Military Families and the Other

After Chilcot: Bereaved Military Families and the Other

In 2009, then Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that with the last troops coming home from Iraq (discounting the many who stayed for security reasons) the time was right to establish an investigation to ‘enable us to learn the lessons of the complex and often controversial events of the last six years.’ On 6 July...
Britain Doesn't Need Saudi Anymore. It's Time to Move on.

Britain Doesn’t Need Saudi Anymore. It’s Time to Move on.

The attempts of the British government to justify the UK’s political, economic and military relations with Saudi Arabia are becoming ever more groundless and unconvincing. With the news that David Cameron is scrambling to rebuild British-Saudi relations after they took a recent dip, one would be forgiven for assuming that Britain’s relationship with Saudi Arabia...
Mozambique and Mines: Some Lessons for the Future

Mozambique and Mines: Some Lessons for the Future

On 17 September 2015, Mozambique triumphantly declared itself mine-free, becoming the first of the ‘most mine-contaminated states in the world’ to achieve such an objective. Landmines had been a terrible legacy from decades of conflict in Mozambique, since the war of independence beginning in 1964 through the subsequent civil war, which nominally ended in 1992....