2011 Cafes

Dr Olaf Cramme, 28 November 2011
Can the EU survive the crisis?

Can the EU survive the crisis?

The financial crisis, and the resulting sovereign debt problems of the poorer countries within the EU have raised questions about ...
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Alex Cobham, 14 November 2011
The Financialisation of Food: Commodity Markets And Human Hunger

The Financialisation of Food: Commodity Markets And Human Hunger

World food prices grew strongly from 2003, but fell sharply after the 2008 onset of the global financial crisis. Since ...
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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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Klaus Dodds, 3 October 2011
A Scramble for Resources? The contemporary geopolitics of the Arctic

A Scramble for Resources? The contemporary geopolitics of the Arctic

As the ice melts and the untapped mineral resources of the region become more accessible, there is increasing international tension ...
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Richard Lance Keeble, 19 September 2011
Khadafi, Fleet Street and Libya's fluctuating relationship with the West

Khadafi, Fleet Street and Libya’s fluctuating relationship with the West

Professor Keeble will look at the numerous attempts by Western powers to assassinate Col. Khadafi over the last 40 years ...
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Professor John Sidel, 6 June 2011
Indonesia and the promise of democracy in the Muslim world

Indonesia and the promise of democracy in the Muslim world

With the wave of 'revolutions' sweeping North Africa and the Middle East and raising hopes of democratisation across these regions, ...
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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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Elizabeth Minor, 9 May 2011
Why we should document every casualty of conflict

Why we should document every casualty of conflict

On the 17th March the UN Security Council committed to employ ‘all necessary means’ to end violence against civilians in Libya: ...
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Lakhdar Ghettas, 4 April 2011
Algeria and the impact of the Jasmine Revolution

Algeria and the impact of the Jasmine Revolution

Algeria is the largest country in the Arab world and the civil conflict which ended in 2002 showed that the ...
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Tony Greenham, 21 March 2011
Dangerous banks: can we tame them?

Dangerous banks: can we tame them?

Banks were once kept on a tight leash, but almost four decades of neo-liberal free market ideology let them loose ...
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Nick Megoran, 7 March 2011
Crisis in Kyrgyzstan & the struggle for the control of Central Asia

Crisis in Kyrgyzstan & the struggle for the control of Central Asia

Civil tensions in Kyrgyzstan came to a head in April 2010, when President Bakiyev was toppled and an interim government ...
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Brian Whitaker, 21 February 2011
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Saudi Arabia – What’s wrong with its relationship with the West

Brian Whitaker has done a variety of jobs at the Guardian including most recently 7 years as Middle East Editor. He ...
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Brendan Martin, 7 February 2011
Privatisation of public services: what's wrong with it?

Privatisation of public services: what’s wrong with it?

Privatisation of public services has been a core feature of the corporate globalisation agenda promoted and engineered by international financial ...
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Dr Edward Ashbee, 24 January 2011
Sarah Palin : why is she so popular?

Sarah Palin : why is she so popular?

The US midterm elections saw the Republicans regain control of the House of Representatives and add to their numbers in ...
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