2014 Cafes

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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David Collins, 12 June 2014
Renewable energy under fire; is it reliable, affordable or sustainable and is it the future?

Renewable energy under fire; is it reliable, affordable or sustainable and is it the future?

Politicians regularly denigrate renewables in response to powerful lobbyists and hint at power blackouts and increased energy bills to steer voters towards ...
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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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Professor Leslie Sklair, 31 March 2014
The Power of the Global Capitalist Class: is a transition possible from capitalist globalisation to alternative non-capitalist forms of globalisation?

The Power of the Global Capitalist Class: is a transition possible from capitalist globalisation to alternative non-capitalist forms of globalisation?

We live at a time when much of the world’s economic, political and cultural activity  is controlled by a small ...
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Kate Hudson, 24 February 2014
Nuclear Hazard

Nuclear Hazard

Recent disclosures of classified documents have illustrated the ever present danger of accidental nuclear missile detonation and Chernobyl and Fukushima ...
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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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Dr Phil Clark, 27 January 2014
Hopes for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

Hopes for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo?

A vast country with immense economic resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been the theatre of particularly bloody ...
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