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Strife Review – Khaled Hosseini, Sea Prayer: Refugees, Storytelling and the importance of Human Dignity

October 3, 2018

By Anna Plunkett   “I have heard it said that we are the uninvited. We are the unwelcome. We should take our misfortune elsewhere. But I hear your mother’s voice, Over the tide, And she whispers in my ear, ‘Oh, but if they saw, my darling. Even half of what you have. If only they … Continue reading “Strife Review – Khaled Hosseini, Sea Prayer: Refugees, Storytelling and the importance of Human Dignity”


Book Review: ‘Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11’

March 7, 2018

Reviewed by Ioana Ilie   Michael Allen, Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11. USA, University of Nebraska Press, Potomac Books, Inc., 2013. ISBN: 978-1-61234-823-0. Pp. 280. Paperback. £13.99.   Michael Allen’s book Blinking Red attempts to be the authoritative legislative history of the U.S. Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) … Continue reading “Book Review: ‘Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11’”


Book Review – Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

April 26, 2017

By: Bradley Lineker Introduction Utopianism has long been discredited in political thinking. According to theorists like Hannah Arendt and Karl Popper, the pursuit of perfection has invariably ended in tyranny, disaster, and death. Yet, on the first page of Rutger Bregman’s[1] new book, Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There, there is a … Continue reading “Book Review – Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There”


Book review: ‘The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu’ by Neill Lochery

January 9, 2017

Reviewed by: Lauren Mellinger In November 2016, the latest crisis in Israeli domestic politics threatening to destabilize – or possibly bring down the government altogether – broke out in a heated battle in the Knesset over the pending evacuation of the Amona outpost in the West Bank. The Prime Minister was forced to battle on … Continue reading “Book review: ‘The Resistible Rise of Benjamin Netanyahu’ by Neill Lochery”


Book Review: Belfast to Benghazi

October 10, 2016

Reviewed by: Andrea Vasori Rupert Wieloch, Belfast to Benghazi: Untold challenges of war, (Cirencester: Mereo Books), 2016; ISBN-13: 978-1861515667 War is a notoriously complex event. It impacts the life of thousands of individuals, each of which with her own different perspective on the conflict. For this reason, personal records are invaluable in helping to grasp the … Continue reading “Book Review: Belfast to Benghazi”


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”


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