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Rumsfeldian Logic and the Debate on Scottish Independence

Rumsfeldian Logic and the Debate on Scottish Independence

Whether Scotland votes yes or no in 2014, future years seem to only offer the certainty of doubt. However, we know to a certain degree where such ambiguities & uncertainties are likely to emerge.

Voting ‘No’ on Syria: What Now for the Role of the UK Parliament in Approving Military Action?

Voting ‘No’ on Syria: What Now for the Role of the UK Parliament in Approving Military Action?

UK’s Parliament has voted against taking military action in Syria – but what are the political, military and humanitarian ramifications of this decision and will it form a precedent?

Immigration Bonds: An Efficient Free Market Solution or a Discriminatory Policy?

Immigration Bonds: An Efficient Free Market Solution or a Discriminatory Policy?

The proposal of immigration bonds in the UK raises several issues for IR scholars. Different theoretical approaches can provide an insight into a case that could possibly establish a precedent.

Euroscepticism: Virus or Cure?

Euroscepticism: Virus or Cure?

If the United Kingdom left the European Union, access to the single market may not be guaranteed to the UK. Therefore contemporary Conservative Party euroscepticism may not be mad, but rather an adjustment to the challenges of the future.

Conservative Euroscepticism: The Etiology of an Obsession

Conservative Euroscepticism: The Etiology of an Obsession

Conflict between those Conservatives who will push things to the limit but then pull back, and those for whom no such limit now exists could destroy, or disable, the Party.

The Lack of Evidence for Supporting Increased Data Retention

The Lack of Evidence for Supporting Increased Data Retention

Proponents to the Draft Communication Data Bill fear that collecting more data will be ineffective and counter-productive. The lack of oversight for such important data collection could lead to abuses for people not only in the UK, but worldwide.

Would Scottish Independence Matter to Basques?

Would Scottish Independence Matter to Basques?

There has not been much consideration of how Scotland potentially seceding from the UK might impact the Basque movement in Spain. Despite the many similarities between the two cases, it is unlikely to have much impact.

Scotland, Independence and the European Union

Scotland, Independence and the European Union

An unusual situation exists where there seems to be no formal mechanism within the EU over what would happen if Scotland separated from the UK and sought EU membership.