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The arrival of IS in Pakistan and the politics of the caliphate

September 26, 2014

By Zoha Waseem: * * * While Pakistan remained fixated on the political stalemate between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (PML-N), Imran Khan (PTI) and Tahir ul Qadri (PAT), that is now well into its second month, a foiled attack on a naval dockyard in its financial capital Karachi went unreported for two days by an … Continue reading “The arrival of IS in Pakistan and the politics of the caliphate”


Presidency à la Erdogan: A Perspective on the System of Government and the Future of Turkey

September 25, 2014

By Gonenc Uysal: Turkey had increasingly staged discussions about the system of government when Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that Turkey should have presidency in November 2012[1] (the Turkish system of government is located between parliamentarism and semi-presidentialism).[2] Although the system is parliamentarian, the Constitution of 1982 broadened the President’s fundamental executive, legislative and juridical competences … Continue reading “Presidency à la Erdogan: A Perspective on the System of Government and the Future of Turkey”


Strife Announcement: Positions on Strife editorial board open for applications

September 18, 2014

Thanks to the hard work of our contributors and the enthusiastic support of our readers and collaborators, strife is continuously growing. Accordingly, we are seeking a number of talented and enthusiastic individuals to join our editorial board for the 2014-2015 academic year.  . We are currently accepting applications for the following posts:  . ·   Webmaster  … Continue reading “Strife Announcement: Positions on Strife editorial board open for applications”


Scottish independence: fiscal identities and the wealth of nations

September 17, 2014

By Pablo de Orellana and Claire Yorke: As Scotland goes to the polls tomorrow to determine its future in the United Kingdom, a number of contending identities have been at play in the referendum campaign over the past few weeks. The idea of self-determination is an emotional calling. It speaks of the need to achieve … Continue reading “Scottish independence: fiscal identities and the wealth of nations”


Call for papers: A world in flux? Analysis and prospects for the U.S. in global security

A world in flux? Analysis and prospects for the U.S. in global security  Call for papers US Foreign Policy Research Group and Strife first annual conference March 4, 2015 at King’s College London The world is in an increasing state of flux. Growing concerns over the rise of Islamic State and international tensions over Ukraine … Continue reading “Call for papers: A world in flux? Analysis and prospects for the U.S. in global security”


Canada’s NATO response: A missed opportunity

September 9, 2014

By Zachary Wolfraim: Earlier this May I analysed Canada’s tentative re-engagement with NATO given its full-throated defence of Ukrainian sovereignty and its commitment of military assets to NATO’s reassurance mission in Eastern Europe. The deployment of F-18s, the participation of a Canadian frigate in NATO’s Standing Naval Maritime Group, as well as additional headquarters staff, … Continue reading “Canada’s NATO response: A missed opportunity”


Policing and counterinsurgency: A case from Manchester

September 6, 2014

By Alex Calvo: On 07 August 2013, Greater Manchester Police posted a note on Facebook describing a sexual assault in the city centre two days earlier.[1] It explained that a 27-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted at knife-point at about 0245 on a ‘night out with her friends’ after she ‘became detached from the group’. … Continue reading “Policing and counterinsurgency: A case from Manchester”


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