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‘Under the spreading chestnut tree’: 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre

August 29, 2014

By Louis Mignot: Under the spreading chestnut tree, I sold you, and you sold me. There lie they and here lie we Under the spreading Chestnut tree. – George Orwell, 1984   Orwell’s classic dystopia has increasing resonance for modern society, something captured perfectly by Robert Icke and Duncan MacMillan at the Playhouse Theatre in … Continue reading “‘Under the spreading chestnut tree’: 1984 at the Playhouse Theatre”


From the Lawyers’ Movement to the August March: The challenges of bringing forth change in Pakistan

August 26, 2014

By Maryyum Mehmood: In the past couple of weeks we have seen the unfolding of yet another political turmoil in Pakistan. Tens of thousands of protesters, a significant number of them women and children, have taken to the streets of the capital, demanding the resignation of current PM Nawaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League … Continue reading “From the Lawyers’ Movement to the August March: The challenges of bringing forth change in Pakistan”


September 19: "Reconsidering the American Way of War, US Military Practice from the Revolution to Afghanistan" with Antulio Echevarria

August 23, 2014

Speaker: Antulio J. Echevarria II Chair: Jill Russell, Department of War Studies, King’s College London Location: September 19, 3:00, War Studies Meeting Room, K6.07, King’s Building, King’s College London, Strand Campus, London. WC2R 2LS.   Strife is pleased to host Antulio Echevarria at King’s College London, who will be discussing his new book “Reconsidering the American Way … Continue reading “September 19: "Reconsidering the American Way of War, US Military Practice from the Revolution to Afghanistan" with Antulio Echevarria”


Boko Haram in Cameroon: A timely wakeup call?

August 22, 2014

By Awah Leonide Azah: Cameroon, Central Africa’s largest economy, has over the years gained a reputation for being a relatively peaceful and stable country in an increasingly insecure region. Conflicts and violent extremism have plagued Cameroon’s neighbors, especially in light of recent conflicts in Mali, Chad, and Central African Republic, as well as of terrorist … Continue reading “Boko Haram in Cameroon: A timely wakeup call?”


Managing an epidemic: Security implications of the Ebola outbreak. Interview with Edwin Trevathan M.D., M.P.H.

August 19, 2014

By Joana Cook, Managing Editor, Strife Interview conducted on 19 August 2014 Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H. is Dean of the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University (SLU), and Director of the Institute for Global Health and Wellbeing, where he is also Professor of Epidemiology, Pediatrics, and Neurology. He was Director … Continue reading “Managing an epidemic: Security implications of the Ebola outbreak. Interview with Edwin Trevathan M.D., M.P.H.”


Ideas are bulletproof; why we should still be expecting Anonymous

August 15, 2014

By Ben Collins: In 2013 the FBI declared that the hacker activist network Anonymous had been dismantled due to the arrests of ‘major players in the Anonymous movement.’[1] Others have decried the dilution of causes and foci among those who consider themselves Anonymous,[2] as well as the allegedly hypocritical use of personal information on heavily … Continue reading “Ideas are bulletproof; why we should still be expecting Anonymous”


Forgotten voices from the Great War: the Chinese Labour Corps

August 12, 2014

By Alex Calvo: China and the Great War are two terms not often found in the same sentence, but the 100th Anniversary of the First World War is a great opportunity to rediscover the story of the thousands of Chinese labourers who helped grease the Allied machinery of war, making a vital contribution to ultimate … Continue reading “Forgotten voices from the Great War: the Chinese Labour Corps”


Call for submissions for Strife special series: WWI in your life

August 3, 2014

The First World War engaged governments, soldiers, civilians, medical and support personnel from various countries and backgrounds around the world. It affected the way we view conflict and initiated far-reaching political and social changes that we still see today. This year, as the world remembers WWI on its 100th anniversary, Strife wants to hear your … Continue reading “Call for submissions for Strife special series: WWI in your life”


Remembering conflict: the two Great Wars

August 1, 2014

By Louis Mignot: War as a phenomenon hangs in the public consciousness, something that has become all the more apparent as we approached the centenary commemoration of the First World War. All wars are characterised by violence and loss of life, but the First World War has come to represent the experience of soldiers worldwide. … Continue reading “Remembering conflict: the two Great Wars”


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