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How might Europe react to Trump’s Iran Deal policy?

October 26, 2017

By Lélia Rousselet and Jackson Webster   The Iran Deal – former American President Barack Obama’s defining diplomatic accomplishment – may soon be coming to an end. The “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA) was signed in July 2015 and marked the end of eight years of intense multilateral diplomatic efforts, conducted by the Permanent Members … Continue reading “How might Europe react to Trump’s Iran Deal policy?”


The Rohingya Need More International Protection

October 24, 2017

By William McPherson   In August/September 2017, around 500,000 Rohingya Muslims fled to Bangladesh, trying to escape a violent crackdown by the Myanmar military. The latest round of violence towards the Rohingya people began at the end of August — after the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) militant group attacked and killed 12 Myanmar security … Continue reading “The Rohingya Need More International Protection”


Trump’s pledge to “totally destroy” North Korea – a threat too far?

October 20, 2017

By Toby Fenton   In his speech at the UN General Assembly in September, US President Donald Trump declared that “North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life.” Laying out the proposed US response to this threat, Trump made his position clear: while … Continue reading “Trump’s pledge to “totally destroy” North Korea – a threat too far?”


Positions open with Strife Editorial Board – Apply Now!

October 11, 2017

11 October 2017 Strife is a dual-format publication founded in 2012 by PhD students and researchers from the War Studies Department of King’s College London. Comprised of an academic Blog and a peer-reviewed Journal, it is run by postgraduate students and doctoral researchers from the School of Security Studies. From its debut in 2012, Strife … Continue reading “Positions open with Strife Editorial Board – Apply Now!”


Japan’s Role in the North Korean crisis will remain a marginal one

October 9, 2017

By Andrea Fischetti   The latest missile test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on September 15 was the second in a row to directly involve Japan. The Korean intermediate range missile flew over the land of the rising sun for the second time in two weeks, and these tests undoubtedly pose … Continue reading “Japan’s Role in the North Korean crisis will remain a marginal one”


Strife Feature | The Islamic State’s Social Contract: A ‘state’ founded on fear or freedom?

October 5, 2017

By Kierat Ranautta-Sambhi     With the Islamic State’s caliphate crumbling, many in the towns and villages on the brink of liberation fear their post-Islamic State future.  To understand why the group succeeded to such an extent and to establish a lasting end to the conflict, we must look back at how the Islamic State … Continue reading “Strife Feature | The Islamic State’s Social Contract: A ‘state’ founded on fear or freedom?”


The Future of European Defence Cooperation: a win-win for Transatlantic security

October 2, 2017

By Bolton Smith and Gabriel White   Any mention of independent European defence efforts usually raises concern amongst pundits in Washington. From fears that European defence initiatives are meant to replace NATO to suggestions that Germany is trying to consolidate a European army under its command, commentary from the American perspective has the unfortunate tendency … Continue reading “The Future of European Defence Cooperation: a win-win for Transatlantic security”


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