2009 Cafes

John Christensen, 9 November 2009
Capitulation, capitulation, capitulation: the UK government's relationship with the City of London

Capitulation, capitulation, capitulation: the UK government’s relationship with the City of London

The current crisis exposes weaknesses in a development strategy that puts financial services at the heart of Britain's political economy ...
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Jan Jananayagam, 26 October 2009
Sri Lanka: The prospects for peace

Sri Lanka: The prospects for peace

The long lasting civil war in Sri Lanka has finally come to an end amid allegations of genocide and human ...
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Professor Maja Zehfuss, 12 October 2009
Civilian & military casualties in Western warfare

Civilian & military casualties in Western warfare

Maja Zehfuss is Professor of International Politics at the University of Manchester. Her current research examines the politics of ethics ...
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Dawood Azami, 28 September, 2009
Afghanistan: Local Realities and Foreign Myths

Afghanistan: Local Realities and Foreign Myths

Dawood Azami has been a Senior Producer with the BBC World Service for ten years, and won the Global Reith ...
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Avi Shlaim, 11 May, 2009
The history and histriography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The history and histriography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

The Gaza war and the recent Israeli elections have shown the continuing intractable nature of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the ...
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Mark Almond, 20 April 2009
Ukraine: What is the significance of the Orange Revolution?

Ukraine: What is the significance of the Orange Revolution?

The crisis over gas supplies has shown the importance of the Ukraine in relations between Russia and the west and ...
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Chris Skrebowski, 23 March 2009
Peak oil: A case of Cry Wolf?

Peak oil: A case of Cry Wolf?

The spectre of peak oil, the point at which global oil production cannot be increased, seems to have faded now ...
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M. Ziauddin, 9 March 2009
Pakistan: stable state or global hazard?

Pakistan: stable state or global hazard?

Pakistan today is the victim as well as the source of terrorism, and its political stability is of critical importance ...
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Dr. Richard Mole, 23 February, 2009
National self-determination: What constitutes the right to secede?

National self-determination: What constitutes the right to secede?

The declaration of Kosovan independence and events in Georgia have shown the explosive nature of demands for self determination. From ...
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Christina Lamb, 9 February 2009
The agony of Zimbabwe, what chance for change?

The agony of Zimbabwe, what chance for change?

Christina first visited Zimbabwe in 1994 and over the last eight years she has made repeated trips back to the ...
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Dr. Bryan Mabee, 26 January, 2009
The World after Bush

The World after Bush

The election of Barack Obama to the US Presidency has inspired all who hoped to see a change in American ...
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