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Book Review: ‘A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence’

August 19, 2016

Reviewed By:  Kate Dinnison D. Davis, D. Kilcullen, G. Mills and D. Spencer, A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence, (London, UK: Hurst&Co. Publishing), 2016; ISBN-13: 978-1849046282 Since its liberation from Spain by Simon Bolivar in 1819, la Republica de Colombia has been perpetually at war, almost 150 of its 195 years.  Colombia, for a long … Continue reading “Book Review: ‘A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence’”


Book Review: Bremmer, Ian (2015), Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World

August 15, 2016

Reviewed by: Alexandria Reid Bremmer, I. Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World, ( London: Portfolio Penguin), 2015. ISBN:978 0 24121 677 4 In his latest book, written with America’s 2016 election in mind, policy pundit and LinkedIn favourite Ian Bremmer laid out three competing visions of America’s future role in the world. Deliberately … Continue reading “Book Review: Bremmer, Ian (2015), Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World”


Find the money-pot: Interagency budgetpolitik and American foreign policy

August 10, 2016

By Jackson Webster Gee, I wonder how much partner capacity we can build with the gold at the end of that rainbow!   In policymaking, as in politics, it’s usually wisest to ‘follow the money.’ This famous tagline of All the President’s Men was of course referring to corruption within the Nixon administration, but the … Continue reading “Find the money-pot: Interagency budgetpolitik and American foreign policy”


The future of international criminal justice

August 8, 2016

By: Henry Redwood In December 2015 the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) delivered its final verdict with the “Butare” appeals judgement.  The trial had found that 6 defendants, including a mother and son, were responsible for the death, rape and suffering of tens of thousands people throughout Butare prefecture during the Rwandan genocide in … Continue reading “The future of international criminal justice”


After the DNC: Hillary Clinton and the discontent of the Sandernistas

August 5, 2016

By: Andrew Smith   Image Credit: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-386144416.html   The Democrats need to unite their party or risk conceding the White House to Mr. Trump The DNC is over and yet again the Democrats showed that they know how to put on a show. From the highly personal speech of former president Bill Clinton, who presented … Continue reading “After the DNC: Hillary Clinton and the discontent of the Sandernistas”


Transitional justice: Reflections on the state of the field

August 4, 2016

By: Henry Redwood Image Credit: Shuttershock   In 1992 Ruti Teitel coined the phrase “Transitional Justice” (TJ) to capture a new project sweeping through Latin America, where mechanisms like Truth Commissions were being used to usher in peaceful democracies after decades of violence.[1] The 1990s saw a proliferation of these types of responses to mass … Continue reading “Transitional justice: Reflections on the state of the field”


‘Authentication – Crypto-Wars’ new frontline

August 1, 2016

By: Yuji Develle Image credit: https://netzpolitik.org/wp-upload/23390123_b6caaefc16_o.jpg 9 February, 2016: the FBI requested Apple to unlock an iPhone device belonging to a suspect of the San Bernardino terror shootings. Given until 26 February to respond, Apple flatly refused. So began a drawn out legal battle and ongoing public debates surrounding the merits of encryption, pitting the national … Continue reading “‘Authentication – Crypto-Wars’ new frontline”


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