2012 Cafes

Professor Jeremy Keenan, 3 December 2012
What is going on in Mali and the Western Sahel?

What is going on in Mali and the Western Sahel?

A semi-arid strip of land bordering the South of the Sahara, the Sahel is at the heart of resource-rich regions ...
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Professor Anatol Lieven, 19 November 2012
What drives America’s Global Strategy?

What drives America’s Global Strategy?

The policies of the United States, both domestic and international, profoundly affect the rest of the world. In the wake ...
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Richard Murphy, 5 November 2012
Offshore Tax Havens: how the wealthy loot the world

Offshore Tax Havens: how the wealthy loot the world

Tax havens are secrecy jurisdictions lying at the centre of the Global Economy. Half the world’s trade passes through them, ...
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Lucy Morgan Edwards, 15 October 2012
How Western Hubris Lost Afghanistan

How Western Hubris Lost Afghanistan

Lucy Morgan Edwards will trace the course of Western military and civil involvement in Afghanistan and provide an insight into ...
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Matthew Goodwin, 24 September 2012
The European Far Right: How great a threat are they?

The European Far Right: How great a threat are they?

The economic crisis in Europe has seen a surge of support for far right groups in many European countries. Should ...
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Stathis Kouvelakis, 28 May 2012
Greece: At what price membership of Europe?

Greece: At what price membership of Europe?

As the crisis in Greece develops, living standards are on a downward spiral, welfare and health services have virtually collapsed, ...
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Professor Abbas Edalat, 14 May 2012
Iran - Why is the West preparing its public for a new War in the Middle East?

Iran – Why is the West preparing its public for a new War in the Middle East?

A war on Iran is threatened by the US and its allies if current negotiations and sanctions fail. Professor Edalat ...
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Loretta Napoleoni, 30 April 2012
Does the Chinese miracle herald the collapse of capitalism?

Does the Chinese miracle herald the collapse of capitalism?

The end of the Cold War was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism, but in her ...
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Nick Dearden, 2 April 2012
The Global Tyranny of International Debt

The Global Tyranny of International Debt

All debt is a power relation, and sovereign debt is part of a very deliberate creation of developing country dependency ...
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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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Dr Douglas Parr, 20 February 2012
The energy challenge for UK and Europe

The energy challenge for UK and Europe

Europe and UK face challenges in delivering for the needs of its citizens in a secure and sustainable way. This ...
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Tony Wood, 6 February 2012
The Face of Putin's Russia

The Face of Putin’s Russia

The March 2012 elections in Russia seem likely to return Vladimir Putin to power for a third presidential term, despite ...
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Dr Adam Hanieh, 23 January 2012
Exploitation, Debt & Aid in Egypt and Tunisia: What Direction for the Revolutions?

Exploitation, Debt & Aid in Egypt and Tunisia: What Direction for the Revolutions?

In the wake of the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, international financial institutions such as the World Bank and International ...
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