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Strife Feature – Political leaders with military backgrounds: a comparison of India and the US

June 25, 2018

by Saawani Raje The US and India are similar nations in many respects. They have both had fairly stable trajectories of progress in the course of their democratic histories. Covering large areas of geographical territory, they are both nationalistic territorial nations with a colonial past. Significantly, they both have a history of successful civilian rule … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Political leaders with military backgrounds: a comparison of India and the US”


SIS Emerges from the Shadows: Causes and Implications of Recruitment Reform

June 14, 2018

By Oliver Davey   On Thursday 24 May 2018, viewers of Channel 4 Evening News—wittingly or unwittingly—witnessed a watershed moment in British Intelligence history: The first televised recruitment advertisement from the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), more famously known as MI6.[1] Although the service has been openly advertising on its website for over twelve years, never … Continue reading “SIS Emerges from the Shadows: Causes and Implications of Recruitment Reform”


A Victory for Whom? Lessons from the 1982 and 2006 Lebanon Wars

June 12, 2018

By Jessica “Zhanna” Malekos Smith    ‘Historia (Inquiry); so that the actions of people will not fade with time.’[1] Herodotus   Although Israel achieved a tactical victory in the First Lebanon War, it was a ‘strategic mishap’ because it catalyzed Hezbollah’s formation, failed to produce a durable peace agreement with Lebanon and set in motion the … Continue reading “A Victory for Whom? Lessons from the 1982 and 2006 Lebanon Wars”


L’impeachment che non fu. Tre appunti per i mesi a venire

June 10, 2018

by Andrea Varsori Per l’Italia, gli ultimi giorni del mese scorso sono stati estremamente movimentati, anche per gli standard a cui la politica nazionale e internazionale ci ha abituato negli ultimi anni. Tra il 28 e il 29 maggio, abbiamo assistito all’impennarsi di tensioni interne e esterne. Politici, osservatori e cittadini hanno preso parte a … Continue reading “L’impeachment che non fu. Tre appunti per i mesi a venire”


Strife Feature – Italy’s short circuit week and the fight over Europe

June 7, 2018

by Andrea Varsori   Italy’s short circuit week Last week, Italy’s political system went into short circuit. 84 days after the last national elections, an apparently successful attempt at forming a government unexpectedly collapsed at the last minute. Ten days earlier, the two political forces behind the attempt, the right-wing League and the anti-politics Five … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Italy’s short circuit week and the fight over Europe”


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