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ISIS and the Flood: the hydro-politics behind the rise (and fall) of Daesh

March 25, 2016

EDITORS NOTE: This is the fourth and final article in a four-part series which explores the role of water in human conflict and politics. The series marks (though is not affiliated with) World Water Day 2016, a UN initiative to promote awareness of water issues. More information on World Water Day can be found here. … Continue reading “ISIS and the Flood: the hydro-politics behind the rise (and fall) of Daesh”


Transboundary rivers and climate change: Testing times for hydro-diplomacy to attain and maintain cooperation

March 24, 2016

EDITORS NOTE: This is the third article in a four-part series which explores the role of water in human conflict and politics. The series marks (though is not affiliated with) World Water Day 2016, a UN initiative to promote awareness of water issues. More information on World Water Day can be found here. The first … Continue reading “Transboundary rivers and climate change: Testing times for hydro-diplomacy to attain and maintain cooperation”


Dams as Centaurs

March 23, 2016

EDITORS NOTE: This is the second article in a four-part series which explores the role of water in human conflict and politics. The series marks (though is not affiliated with) World Water Day 2016, a UN initiative to promote awareness of water issues. More information on World Water Day can be found here. The first … Continue reading “Dams as Centaurs”


Water: a wellspring of conflict?

March 22, 2016

EDITORS NOTE: This is the first article in a four-part series which explores the role of water in human conflict and politics. The series marks (though is not affiliated with) World Water Day 2016, a UN initiative to promote awareness of water issues. More information on World Water Day can be found here. By: Paula … Continue reading “Water: a wellspring of conflict?”


France’s State of emergency- fight against terror or liberty?

March 10, 2016

By: Nicolas Seidman “The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.” -Leon Trotsky ‘Their morals and ours’ The 13th of November will, for many years to come, mark a day of remembrance in France. Where on that night in 2015 one hundred and thirty Frenchmen and women, … Continue reading “France’s State of emergency- fight against terror or liberty?”


International Women’s Day: The impact of conflict on parity

March 8, 2016

Author’s note: Much of the reference to Yemen was drawn from the recent publication: “Rebuilding Yemen: Political, Economic and Social Challenges”[1] (2015).   By: Joana Cook Today marks the 2016 International Women’s Day, where the year’s theme “Pledge for Parity” promotes areas extending from helping women and girls achieve their ambitions, calling for gender-balanced leadership, … Continue reading “International Women’s Day: The impact of conflict on parity”


The Somaliland Campaign and the Origins of British Counterinsurgency Airstrikes

March 7, 2016

By: James A. Fargher In response to an effective Islamist insurgency which threatened British interests in the Greater Middle East, the Cabinet sent a carrier-based strike force to commence an air campaign to disrupt and degrade the insurrection.[1] A radical Somali cleric, Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, had inspired the uprising, which threatened to spread and to radicalise … Continue reading “The Somaliland Campaign and the Origins of British Counterinsurgency Airstrikes”


The Libya Complex: From International Interference to Impotence

March 2, 2016

By: Laura Hawkes When attempting to formulate an effective international response to conflicts the crucial question looms: what comes first, diplomacy or eliminating an insurgency? In the context of Libya, this inevitable question has haunted the international community, causing stalled reactions rendering their positions weak. In the aftermath of the 2011 Libyan revolution which saw … Continue reading “The Libya Complex: From International Interference to Impotence”


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