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Pagan Spirituality and Politics

Pagan Spirituality and Politics

Spirituality, whether pagan of that of other ecologically-minded religiosities, and populist/competitive politics have an obstacle-strewn and difficult road ahead.

Unending Reform Attempts at the IMF: Organised Hypocrisy or Bricolage?

Unending Reform Attempts at the IMF: Organised Hypocrisy or Bricolage?

It is puzzling why an international institution sees the need to reform and attempts it while preserving some core aspects that detract from its legitimacy.

A Looming Peace for Afghanistan’s Long Hard War?

A Looming Peace for Afghanistan’s Long Hard War?

The war in Afghanistan will not be a win, but a qualified conclusion. One scenario for ending it seems to be settling for a draw and a peace with some hope of enduring.

OPEC+ and Beyond: How and Why Oil Prices Are High

OPEC+ and Beyond: How and Why Oil Prices Are High

Assessments of recent developments in oil prices are problematic as delineations of the effects of market forces often lack sufficient complexity.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brent Glover, 822nd Base Defense Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., looks through binoculars during a field training exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range as part of exercise Desert Eagle March 16, 2011. Desert Eagle is a joint training event with the RAF and the Air Force's 820th BDG designed to improve interoperability during contingency operations.

The Redemption of British-American Special Intelligence Relationship

American intelligence is credible compared with its equivalent in undemocratic societies, but in the interest of objectivity still needs to be challenged.

Cyber Power and The Return of Major War

Cyber Power and The Return of Major War

Without a working theory of cyber deterrence and with the many benefits of cyber exploitation, the major powers will continue to push each other towards major war.

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.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matt Kirkland and a United Nations peacekeeper from Sri Lanka provide security for Haitian women receiving bags of rice for their families at a food distribution point in Carrefour, Haiti, Feb. 16, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Spike Call/Released)

The United Nations and Middle Eastern Security

With the presence of ISIS winding down, the war in Yemen, increasing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and other regional issues the UN is able to fill the role of a moderating third party.

United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East after the Cold War

United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East after the Cold War

30 years of interventions and more than 17 years of war has left both America and the Middle East with countless unresolved, and perhaps unresolvable, problems.

The US Family Separation Crisis and the Gendered Violence of Deterrence

The US Family Separation Crisis and the Gendered Violence of Deterrence

At this critical moment, there is need for comprehensive research to examine and challenge the racialized and gendered violence of migration deterrence.

The Day after Tomorrow: The EU and the Iran Nuclear Deal

The Day after Tomorrow: The EU and the Iran Nuclear Deal

The EU should lead a multi-dimensional diplomacy to rebuild trust and secure the participation of the original signatories on the basis of a more comprehensive agreement.

Recognition in Global Politics: The Challenge of Images and Technology

Recognition in Global Politics: The Challenge of Images and Technology

While the role of recognition in world politics is ever more acknowledged, the technological and visual aspect of this process requires much greater consideration.

Towards a New Cold War?

Towards a New Cold War?

Russia’s position requires that the West acquiesce to a Russian ‘sphere of influence’. In the EU, sensitivities about a ‘new Yalta’ will make that hard to accept.

What Can a Japan-US-India-Australia Cooperation Do?

What Can a Japan-US-India-Australia Cooperation Do?

Nowadays, further security cooperation of Japan-US-India-Australia is increasingly plausible in order to to ensure prosperous stability in the whole of Indo-Pacific.

Norway-US Defence Relations in Historical Naval Perspective

Norway-US Defence Relations in Historical Naval Perspective

Caught between a resurgent Russia and a Trump presidency, how has Norway navigated its trans-Atlantic security relationship?

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