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Are Hamas rockets terrorism? Hollywood weighs in

June 30, 2016

By: Lauren Mellinger On June 20, 2016, NBC Universal (Universal Cable Productions) filed a lawsuit in a California federal court against its insurer, Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company. At first glance the case appears to be a typical dispute over a contract – a Hollywood production company is suing its insurer for failure to pay the … Continue reading “Are Hamas rockets terrorism? Hollywood weighs in”


Perim: the strategic island that never was

June 29, 2016

By: James A. Fargher Despite lying in the middle of one of the world’s most critical choke points, the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait between Djibouti and Yemen, the island of Perim is a remote and often forgotten outpost. Perim is located in the midst of the waterway which separates the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden … Continue reading “Perim: the strategic island that never was”


Poetry and reconciliation: The poet’s quest for peace

June 27, 2016

By: Alexandria Reid with Sasha Dugdale Poetry, especially in traditional oral form, has the power to connect boundaries and disciplines. Literary critic Paul Fussell makes a powerful case that by forcing the reader to confront ‘actual and terrible moral challenges’ the genre earns itself a special reputation for timelessness and emotional reverence. [1] War poetry … Continue reading “Poetry and reconciliation: The poet’s quest for peace”


What Brexit means for UK-China ties

June 25, 2016

By: Lauren Dickey The people of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union, and it is a bitter pill for many of its friends, partners, and allies to swallow. This is particularly true for China, one of the rising global powers that has invested no shortage of time and energy in nurturing … Continue reading “What Brexit means for UK-China ties”


Untied Kingdom? Contested British identity, why we suffer economic woes, and the soul of the EU

June 22, 2016

By: Pablo de Orellana and Claire Yorke They used to call us ‘perfidious white Albion’ Britons will wake up on Friday morning to discover whether their future lies within Europe, or without. Over the past few months the debate between the ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ camps has dominated the news. For many the end of this week … Continue reading “Untied Kingdom? Contested British identity, why we suffer economic woes, and the soul of the EU”


Muhammad Ali: anti-war, anti-hate. A tribute

June 9, 2016

By: Austin Luce A seldom remembered achievement in the life of Muhammad Ali took place ten years after his retirement from professional boxing. In August of 1990, just before the U.S. led coalition entered the First Gulf War in what would be called Operation Desert Storm, Saddam Hussein had taken thousands of foreign civilians hostage, including … Continue reading “Muhammad Ali: anti-war, anti-hate. A tribute”


Extremism, environment, and new security dynamics: Strife in conversation with RUSI Director, Dr. Karin von Hippel

June 2, 2016

Interviewed by: Harris Kuemmerle Harris Kuemmerle – Where do you see climate change fitting within the wider European security dynamic moving forward? Do you feel that European policy makers adequately appreciate the security risks of climate change? Or is it still seen as somewhat of a secondary security issue? Karin von Hippel – I think … Continue reading “Extremism, environment, and new security dynamics: Strife in conversation with RUSI Director, Dr. Karin von Hippel”


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