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Strife Interview – Benedetto Della Vedova, Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs: Europe’s uneasy path

February 28, 2018

Benedetto Della Vedova has been the Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation since February 28, 2014, serving in the Renzi and Gentiloni governments; he has also been a Member of the Italian Senate since 2013. He is currently competing in the Italian national elections with the +Europa (“More Europe”) political party, headed by … Continue reading “Strife Interview – Benedetto Della Vedova, Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs: Europe’s uneasy path”


Intervista con Benedetto Della Vedova, Sottosegretario agli Affari Esteri del Governo italiano – Il difficile cammino dell’Europa

Benedetto Della Vedova è Sottosegretario di Stato agli Affari Esteri e alla Cooperazione Internazionale dal 28 febbraio 2014, nei governi di Matteo Renzi e Paolo Gentiloni; è Senatore della Repubblica dal 2013. È attualmente candidato per la lista pro-europeista “+Europa”, assieme all’ex-ministro agli Esteri Emma Bonino, per il collegio uninominale di Prato. Andrea Varsori, Editor-in-chief … Continue reading “Intervista con Benedetto Della Vedova, Sottosegretario agli Affari Esteri del Governo italiano – Il difficile cammino dell’Europa”


Grand Coalition Deal: What to Expect from Germany’s next Government in Foreign and Security Policy

February 26, 2018

  By Felix Manig Five months after the September 2017 elections, the ‘grand coalition’ deal between Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU, her sister-party CSU and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) is set to end unprecedented political stalemate in Germany. While the deal hinges on a final approval by the 460,000 members of the SPD base in … Continue reading “Grand Coalition Deal: What to Expect from Germany’s next Government in Foreign and Security Policy”


Strife Feature – The Warrior Prince, Sectarian Strife and Countless Civilian Casualties

February 22, 2018

The Saudi Arabian Military Coalition’s Blockade in Yemen:  A gross miscalculation for political capital?   By Tasneem Ghazi   Abstract It is perhaps ironic that in the very day and age when robots hold citizenship rights (such as the infamous Saudi ‘Sophia’), over seven million people remain starving, stranded, and bombarded daily in an arid, barren … Continue reading “Strife Feature – The Warrior Prince, Sectarian Strife and Countless Civilian Casualties”


This is the year of the nationalist reckoning

February 19, 2018

By Dr Pablo de Orellana, King’s College London   Nationalism is back. In the last two years, nationalists have conquered the core of conventional politics in an electoral resurgence that has brought it back from the fringes. Its support, discourses and arguments draw on old logics but directly address grievances born out of global effects … Continue reading “This is the year of the nationalist reckoning”


How much is enough? The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review and the value of nuclear parity

February 11, 2018

By Alexandria Reid   The release of the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) on 2nd February marks a decisive shift from the Obama Administration’s approach to nuclear weapons. Responding to a ‘dramatic deterioration of the strategic environment’ since the last review was published in 2010, this NPR contains a particularly notable departure in US … Continue reading “How much is enough? The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review and the value of nuclear parity”


Insurgency Scenario in Arunachal Pradesh

February 9, 2018

By Athul Menath   The North Eastern states of India – often referred to as ‘the Seven Sister’ states – have been affected by insurgency in varying proportions since the 1950’s. Although the root causes of insurgencies can be traced back to India’s chaotic partition and colonial history, these violent movements arguably have been sustained due to … Continue reading “Insurgency Scenario in Arunachal Pradesh”


The Cyber Hangover: British cyber strategy before and after WannaCry

February 5, 2018

By Clément Briens This article is a follow-up to my previous blog entry, that examined French national cyber strategy, and which can be found here. More fear than harm The WannaCry ransomware that plagued the National Health Service (NHS) in May 2017 served as a wake-up call for many, as it demonstrated the vulnerability of the … Continue reading “The Cyber Hangover: British cyber strategy before and after WannaCry”


Art Review: “Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55” (Tate Modern, 8 November – 18 February)

February 2, 2018

  By Natalia de Orellana     Images are repositories of meaning. They are messengers of political ideals, social hopes and human values. Past images come to be read as documents embedded with historical significance, inexorably attesting to the rift between ideology and reality. When graphic designer David King (1943-2016) began to work on the … Continue reading “Art Review: “Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55” (Tate Modern, 8 November – 18 February)”


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