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Brexit: Can the Commonwealth Fill the Gap?

Brexit: Can the Commonwealth Fill the Gap?

Brexit will cause a rupture, but the Commonwealth has a role to play, and with some imagination and boldness can enhance its role further.

Interview – Ruth Blakeley

Interview – Ruth Blakeley

Ruth Blakeley explains her research exposing the UK’s involvement in the torture of terror suspects, and discusses drones, human rights research and international law.

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Review – Inside the Foreign Office

This three-part documentary shows UK politicians and civil servants in action, explores what diplomats do, and the impact of Brexit with some amusing yet worrying footage.

Interview – Danny Dorling

Interview – Danny Dorling

Prof. Danny Dorling talks about economic inequality and its impacts, more equal economic models, Britain’s economic divides and the role of geography in global challenges.

British Prime Minister Theresa May greets President of the European Council, Donald Tusk in Downing Street on March 1, 2018 in London, England.

Social Media Europe and the Rise of Comedy in Global Diplomacy

As the EU seeks to rebuild its public image in terms that millennials understand, it cannot laugh away the hierarchical power relations that pushed it to this point.

The UK Modern Slavery Act: Transparency through Disclosure in Global Governance

The UK Modern Slavery Act: Transparency through Disclosure in Global Governance

It is to be expected that strengthening the Modern Slavery Act will take place in fits and starts, mostly when worker exploitation is in the spotlight.

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Brexit and UK HEIs

Brexit poses issues for UK HEIs, but these need to be contextualised amidst wider changes facing the sector in mature industrialised economies such as the UK.

European Defence at a Crossroads

European Defence at a Crossroads

The recent emergence of the EU as a regional defence actor is gradually eroding the notion of the traditional Anglo-American driven European defence leadership of NATO.

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act: Flies in the Ointment

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act: Flies in the Ointment

The Modern Slavery Act has been shown to be deficient in many important regards and continuing to claim it as ‘world-leading’ is now a more hollow claim than ever before.

Brexit and Arms Sales to the Philippines: A Reactive Approach to Human Rights

Brexit and Arms Sales to the Philippines: A Reactive Approach to Human Rights

While difficult to prove that UK weapons are directly used to human suffering in the Philippines, there is a possibility that they were directly or indirectly used.

Brexit: Halfway In, Halfway Out

Brexit: Halfway In, Halfway Out

Much has been done and there will be a lot of pressure to reach an agreed withdrawal, but the hurdles are likely to make for another fraught year in British politics.

What Is Sovereignty? Lessons from the UK

What Is Sovereignty? Lessons from the UK

As Britain embarks to find a new place in the world and as other powers vow to defend their sovereignty, the world seems even more confused and the debate remains open.

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