2006 Cafes

Dr. Antonio Giustozzi, 4 December 2006
Afghanistan: Towards a new Jihad?

Afghanistan: Towards a new Jihad?

The insurgency in southern Afghanistan is intensifying, spreading west and eastwards. In eastern Afghanistan, large portions of territory are already ...
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Nigel Kersey, 20 November 2006
The Thames Gateway: A breakthrough or a catastrophe?

The Thames Gateway: A breakthrough or a catastrophe?

The Thames Gateway is the largest urban regeneration programme in Western Europe, posing challenges to its government sponsors on an ...
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Brian Wood, 6 November 2006
Undermining global security: Arms brokers and military supply chains

Undermining global security: Arms brokers and military supply chains

The increasing business of state outsourcing of military procurement to international networks of private arms dealers, brokers, private transport contractors ...
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Dave Wetzel, 16 October 2006
Why subsidise rich landowners? It's time for a land value tax

Why subsidise rich landowners? It’s time for a land value tax

Site values grow as the result of community activity - new roads, transport links, shops, offices, policing and other services ...
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Dr Subir Sinha, 2 October 2006
India, the mysterious miracle: Is there an 'Indian model' of development?

India, the mysterious miracle: Is there an ‘Indian model’ of development?

India's economic growth rate is now the second-fastest in the world. But although it’s progress is having a profound global ...
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Maggie Black, 18 September 2006
Water and Politics: The power and the fury

Water and Politics: The power and the fury

Water sustains life: without it, humans cannot survive for more than a few days. And yet this precious fluid is ...
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John Crabtree, 5 June 2006
The Evo Morales election victory: what does it mean for South America?

The Evo Morales election victory: what does it mean for South America?

Last December's landslide election victory of Evo Morales in Bolivia's presidential elections sent ripples throughout Latin America. As the first ...
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Jackie Law, 15 May 2006
Big Pharma: corporate wealth versus public health

Big Pharma: corporate wealth versus public health

There is a growing sense that the vast profits of drug companies and their control of research agenda might not ...
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Terri Murray, 25 March 2006
The rise of America's theocratic right: democracy in peril

The rise of America’s theocratic right: democracy in peril

Academic Theologian and film maker Terri Murray outlines the origins, ideology, and political agenda of the Christian Right in America ...
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Richard Drayton, 11 March 2006
On to Iran?

On to Iran?

Richard Drayton looks at the variety of interests at stake in a possible conflict between the West and Iran. He ...
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Jean Lambert MEP, 25 February 2006
Social Europe and the work/life balance

Social Europe and the work/life balance

Are individuals able to control their working lives and find greater flexibility in their working hours? Can they find a ...
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Prof Bruce Kapferer, 11 February 2006
The social production of Natural disasters

The social production of Natural disasters

To what extent is a ‘natural’ disaster natural? There is a strong tendency in the discussion of natural disasters to ...
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Phillipe Marlière, 28 January, 2006
Progressive politics in France in European context

Progressive politics in France in European context

The European Constitution was largely rejected in France, not by Eurosceptics, but by pro-European left-wing voters. France is currently experiencing ...
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Moazzam Begg, 14 January 2006
The effect of 7/7 on the Muslim community in Britain: from the inside

The effect of 7/7 on the Muslim community in Britain: from the inside

Moazzam Begg was wrongly detained and endured months of solitary confinement and aggressive interrogation by both US and UK security ...
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