2018

Blog Entry The three barriers blocking Zimbabwe’s progress: Zanu-PF, Mnangagwa and the military
In an article for The Conversation, Dr James Hamill discusses the major barriers to a decisive break from the corrupt and dysfunctional political system that has been playing out in Zimbabwe
Blog Entry Even if separatist parties win the Catalan election, international law doesn’t provide a right to independence
In an article for The Conversation, PhD student George Revel from our School of History, Politics and International Relations discusses how voters in Catalonia will go to the polls on December 21 in an election triggered by the recent crisis over the region’s declaration of independence from Spain
Blog Entry ''Russia is particularly adept at operations involving cyber techniques''
Dr Rob Dover discusses a recent visit of Russian special services to the USA, their relations with the overseas colleagues and the power of Russian intelligence
Blog Entry Jacob Zuma’s demise is bad news for South Africa’s opposition parties
In an article for The Conversation, James Hamill discusses how Zuma’s departure is good news for the ANC and bad news for the opposition
Blog Entry Poland is trying to rewrite history with this controversial new holocaust law
In an article for The Conversation, Dr Svenja Bethke suggests that only by confronting the difficult and painful aspects of the past can we understand how to prevent events like the Holocaust happening in the future
Blog Entry Europe (and immigration) among the new Eurosceptics in the 2018 Italian elections
Populist ‘elites vs the people’ narratives are playing upon rising Euroscepticism and concerns about immigration, argues Dr Simona Guerra from our School of History, Politics and International Relations
Blog Entry Evaluating Salisbury
Dr Rob Dover discusses the poisoning of the former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal in the Salisbury case
Blog Entry Zuma trial means that his toxic legacy will haunt South Africa for some time
James Hamill discusses how Zuma’s presidency may be over, but his toxic legacy seems likely to haunt the ANC
Blog Entry Macron’s railway reforms: the ultimate test for French trade unionism
In this blog Dr Heather Connolly reflects on the on-going strike action in France. Railway trade unions have begun three months of rolling strikes from April-June 2018 against reforms to their employment rights. The outcome of this dispute will be decisive for the government and its ability to make further reforms, and for the very future of the French trade union movement
Blog Entry How antisemitism slips beneath the radar on left-wing social media
In an article for The Conversation, Dr Daniel Allington from our School of Media, Communication and Sociology discusses how the Labour Party continues to face difficulties in responding to accusations of anti-Semitism against its members
Blog Entry The Argentinian fight against neoliberal mega mining
In an article for The Conversation, Dr Paula Serafini discusses the fight against mega mining in Argentina and Latin America
Blog Entry Remembering South Africa’s catastrophe: the 1948 poll that heralded apartheid
James Hamill from our School of History, Politics and International Relations discusses how the South African election of May 1948 brought the National Party to power on a platform of apartheid
Blog Entry Italy and the euro: Sergio Mattarella offers a window of opportunity
In an article for The Conversation, Professor Panicos Demetriades discusses Italy’s public debt and the crisis looming over the eurozone
Blog Entry Turning the Screw on Counterterrorism Policy: Savid Javid’s speech – 4th June 2018
Dr Rob Dover discusses the Government's new 'CONTEST' Strategy for Countering Terrorism
Blog Entry Sajid Javid’s plan to declassify MI5 information on terror ‘suspects’ sounds like trouble
In an article for The Conversation, Dr Chris Allen from our Department of Criminology discusses issues surrounding the government's revised counter-terrorism strategy (Contest)
Blog Entry China and the US are racing to develop AI weapons
In an article for The Conversation, Dr James Johnson discusses how disruptive technology is fundamentally reshaping global security, and potentially laying the ground for a US-China conflict
Blog Entry Turkey’s three-dimensional populism, three leaders and three blocs
In an article for Open Democracy, Dr Omer Tekdemir discusses Turkey's upcoming election
Blog Entry Trump’s claim that Europe is ‘losing its culture’ is racism – and it must be challenged
In an article for The Conversation, Dr Chris Allen discusses comments recently made by President Donald Trump

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