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Reiner Tegtmeyer, 2nd February 2017
Our World's disappearing forests - slashed for the profit of a few, whilst devastating the planet and billions of lives

Our World’s disappearing forests – slashed for the profit of a few, whilst devastating the planet and billions of lives

Many of the world’s worst environmental and human rights abuses are driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption ...
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Loretta Napoleoni, 6 Feb 2017
Terrorism and Trafficking – an Alliance of Fear and Despair

Terrorism and Trafficking – an Alliance of Fear and Despair

A powerful and sophisticated underground business delivers thousands of refugees a day all along the Mediterranean coasts of Europe. Overall, ...
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Christian Davies, 7 Nov 2016
Poland: The revolution of the populist right and the threat to democracy in Eastern Europe

Poland: The revolution of the populist right and the threat to democracy in Eastern Europe

Having come to power in 2015, Poland's ruling Law and Justice party stands accused of attempting to reverse the country's ...
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Tony Norfield, 26 Sept 2016
Global Powerhouse: The International Financial Markets and the City of London

Global Powerhouse: The International Financial Markets and the City of London

The City, as London’s financial centre is known, is the world’s biggest international banking and foreign exchange market, shaping the ...
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Professor Stephen Chan - 6th June 2016 - 18.45
South Africa - a quarter century after the end of Apartheid

South Africa – a quarter century after the end of Apartheid

South Africa has the second largest economy in Africa and has experienced a prolonged period of economic growth. However the ...
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Pilar Domingo - 23 May, 2016 - 18:45
The Global Empowerment of Women: a political struggle for more equitable distribution of power and resources 

The Global Empowerment of Women: a political struggle for more equitable distribution of power and resources 

Around the world women are more likely than men to live in poverty. Patriarchal power relations and subordinating systems of ...
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Maggie Black - Monday 9th May, 2016 - 18:45
The Last Taboo: What to do about the global sanitation crisis?

The Last Taboo: What to do about the global sanitation crisis?

Although holy men in India claim otherwise on their own behalf, every person on the planet has to divest themselves ...
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Professor Callum Roberts - 25 April, 2016 - 18:45
Oceans: conserving our threatened life support system

Oceans: conserving our threatened life support system

Professor Callum Roberts - 25 April, 2016 - 18:45 Oceans form the earth’s largest life support system. They produce 50% ...
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Dr Francisco Dominguez, 11 April
Venezuela: can the Bolivarian Revolution resist the forces of the right?

Venezuela: can the Bolivarian Revolution resist the forces of the right?

In December last year Venezuela’s political right wing gained a majority in the National Assembly, defeating the country’s socialist PSUV ...
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Julian Oram, 21 March 2016
“Land grabbing, corruption, human rights abuse - the exploitation of the global poor”

“Land grabbing, corruption, human rights abuse – the exploitation of the global poor”

Julian Oram is Land Campaign leader at Global Witness.  Many of the world’s worst environmental and human rights abuses are driven ...
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Linsey McGoey, 7 March 2016
Philanthrocapitalism: who really benefits from the Philanthropy Industry?

Philanthrocapitalism: who really benefits from the Philanthropy Industry?

Large charitable organisations, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are currently rivalling governments as the providers of social ...
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Kevin Bales, 15 Feb 2016
THE NEW SLAVERY: Human trafficking and the use of slave labour

THE NEW SLAVERY: Human trafficking and the use of slave labour

High profit exploitation of people is increasing rapidly with globalisation of markets and millions of people are being subjected to ...
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Dr. Juan Grigera, 25 Jan 2016
BRAZIL on the verge of crisis? The real depth of 'impeachment'

BRAZIL on the verge of crisis? The real depth of ‘impeachment’

In size the fifth largest country in the world and with an economy that is the seventh largest by GDP, ...
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Don Flynn, 25 Nov 2015
The Mediterranean Refugee Crisis – asylum seekers and the EU

The Mediterranean Refugee Crisis – asylum seekers and the EU

This year 350,000 migrants have already arrived in Europe by sea, over 2,600 have drowned in the Mediterranean, and the ...
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Adam Hanieh, 20 Nov 2015
Continuity or Change? Mapping the Political Economy of the Middle East

Continuity or Change? Mapping the Political Economy of the Middle East

The Arab uprisings that erupted in 2010-2011 have typically been presented through the narrow lens of dictatorship versus democracy. In ...
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Professor Chris Rapley, 5 October 2015
Climate Change – What will happen after the decisions in Paris?

Climate Change – What will happen after the decisions in Paris?

The impacts of climate change place future human prosperity and wellbeing at risk. Despite much progress in the development of ...
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Dr Aidan Hehir, 1 June 2015
Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect: When, where and how?

Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect: When, where and how?

Humanitarian Intervention is seldom out of the news, and questions surrounding the morality, legality and effectiveness of intervention abound. What ...
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Kirsten Ainley, 18 May 2015
How effective is the International Criminal Court?

How effective is the International Criminal Court?

 (ICC) which was set up by the United Nations under the Rome Statute began functioning in 2002 and issued its ...
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Vassilis Fouskas, 27 April 2015
Why Syriza is good news for Greece and Europe

Why Syriza is good news for Greece and Europe

The coming to power of Syriza in the recent elections in Greece marks what is potentially a watershed in the ...
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Dr David McCoy, 30 March 2015
Ebola: An epidemic waiting to happen again

Ebola: An epidemic waiting to happen again

The Ebola epidemic has gripped the attention of the international community for months now, raising an inordinate amount of fear ...
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Sargon Nissan, 16 March 2015
In whose interest? The role of our International Financial Institutions in a Post-Modern age

In whose interest? The role of our International Financial Institutions in a Post-Modern age

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have a profound impact on the global economy, affecting millions of lives ...
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Professor Abbas Edalat, 2 March 2015
Iran: Is a rapprochement with the West possible?

Iran: Is a rapprochement with the West possible?

The new government in Iran, the war in Syria and the impact of Isis in both Syria and Iraq have ...
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Dr. Toby Matthiesen, 16 February 2015
Saudi Arabia - its political structure, use of religion, and foreign policy

Saudi Arabia – its political structure, use of religion, and foreign policy

Saudi Arabia is a theocratic monarchy in which Sunni Islam is the state religion. It is an autocratic state with ...
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Dr. Joss Hands, 2 February 2015
Digital Media and Political Activism

Digital Media and Political Activism

Online social networking and mobile computing are now central to politics, and to calls for the reform of existing social structures.  As ...
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Dr. Pete Duncan, 19 January 2015
Is there a threat from Putin's Russia?

Is there a threat from Putin’s Russia?

At a time of increasing tension with the west over Ukraine, the Caucasus and the Middle East, Russia is often ...
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Ahron Bregman, 24 November 2014
Israel and Palestine – the roots of the conflict and how to solve it

Israel and Palestine – the roots of the conflict and how to solve it

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is long and bloody and all attempts to sort it out have failed so far.   Dr ...
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Priyamvada Gopal, 17 November 2014
The triumph of Hindu nationalism: a watershed for India and the subcontinent?

The triumph of Hindu nationalism: a watershed for India and the subcontinent?

The recent elections in India delivered an overwhelming victory for  Narendra Modi and the BJP, a political party linked to ...
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Nick Dearden, 27 October 2014
Agricultural Colonialism – the new scramble for Africa

Agricultural Colonialism – the new scramble for Africa

The  New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition is a private sector investment platform for multinationals eager to expand into ...
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Frank Ledwidge, 29 September 2014
Wanton Sacrifice – the shocking price of the Afghan war

Wanton Sacrifice – the shocking price of the Afghan war

Frank Ledwidge is a barrister, author and former military officer who has served in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan. He argues that ...
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Sami Ramadani, 15 September 2014
Crisis in Iraq

Crisis in Iraq

The widespread military attack by the forces of ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) and its allies, aimed ...
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Professor Marko Bojcun and Gabriel Levy, 27 May 2014
Power and Conflict in Ukraine

Power and Conflict in Ukraine

Recent events in Ukraine have given rise to international concern, and relations between Russia and the West have seriously deteriorated.  Marko ...
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Professor Alexander Betts, 13 May 2014
Rethinking Refugees: Finding Solutions to the Global Refugee Crisis

Rethinking Refugees: Finding Solutions to the Global Refugee Crisis

Around the world, there is a crisis of displacement. Authoritarian regimes, political persecution, generalised violence, environmental change, and food insecurity ...
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Ben Griffin, 29 April 2014
Chelsea Manning - & Resistance to War from within the Military

Chelsea Manning – & Resistance to War from within the Military

Resistance to war from within the military has a long history that predates well known instances during the Vietnam War ...
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Chris Cole, 10 February 2014
Drone Technology - A Cause for Concern?

Drone Technology – A Cause for Concern?

The issue of the use of armed unmanned vehicles drifts in and out of the news cycle as individuals are ...
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David McDowall, 2 December 2013
The prospects for the Kurds

The prospects for the Kurds

The aspirations of nearly 30 million Kurds, most of whom live in Turkey, Iraq and Iran, were denied at the ...
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Michael Hill, 18 November, 2013
Fracking - the facts, the impacts & how to protect the environment

Fracking – the facts, the impacts & how to protect the environment

Hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the extraction of shale gas by a process of deep drilling, has been hailed in the US ...
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John Hilary, 4 November, 2013
Recipe for Ruin: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Recipe for Ruin: the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) now under negotiation between the EU and the US is set to be ...
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Peter Nolan, 30 September 2013
China takes over the World – Myth or reality?

China takes over the World – Myth or reality?

Western rhetoric suggests that China’s economic success, its huge currency reserves, increasing foreign direct investment, and its growing international influence ...
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Professor Gavin MacFadyen, 20 May 2013
Whistleblowing: the consequences of dissent

Whistleblowing: the consequences of dissent

Organisations cannot be held to account unless they are open to internal criticism, yet despite measures such as the Public ...
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Sami Ramadani, 21 January 2013
Global Fault Line: Western Policies and the Middle East

Global Fault Line: Western Policies and the Middle East

Conflicting geo-political interests in the Middle East makes the region a fulcrum for international conflict. Following the disastrous war against ...
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Rana Kabbani, 19 March 2012
Syria: The most costly revolution of the Arab Spring?

Syria: The most costly revolution of the Arab Spring?

The 42-year Assad rule in Syria has sparked huge opposition within the country and mounting pressure from the international community ...
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Dr David Nally, 5 March 2012
Whose fault is famine? Starvation in the face of plenty

Whose fault is famine? Starvation in the face of plenty

Today, an estimated 10 million people are facing starvation across a vast swathe of Africa including Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and ...
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Prof Anatol Lieven, 31 October 2011
Pakistan: A failing and dangerous state?

Pakistan: A failing and dangerous state?

Looking at the world and war on terror, post the capture and killing of Bin Laden; what are the concerns ...
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David Woodward, 23 May 2011
A steady-state economy: Should we? Could we?

A steady-state economy: Should we? Could we?

There is growing evidence that ever-increasing economic growth in wealthy countries is neither environmentally sustainable nor socially beneficial, yet the ...
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