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Feature — Beyond the Strife and Rhetoric: Have the lights gone out for Theresa May’s Brexit Deal?

November 30, 2018

By Amber Boothe and Tasneem Ghazi 30 November 2018   The Shock of a Finalised Deal On the 14th November, in a moment of triumphant relief, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the cabinet and the European Council had finally agreed to a ‘realistic Brexit Deal’. In her somber and resolute speech, May emphasised the … Continue reading “Feature — Beyond the Strife and Rhetoric: Have the lights gone out for Theresa May’s Brexit Deal?”


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”


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”


Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part V – Brexit Defence Implications: Mind the Gap

April 3, 2017

By Alfonc Rakaj Divorces are messy. They separate families by turning parents against each other as they negotiate over their assets and determine child custody rights. Furthermore, children often have to make uneasy decisions and can find themselves pitted against one of their parents while siding with the other. Such actions resemble the British attempt … Continue reading “Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part V – Brexit Defence Implications: Mind the Gap”


Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part IV – Hard Brexit & Europe’s Foreign Policy Challenges

March 27, 2017

By Aaron Burnett   “We are leaving the European Union, but we are not leaving Europe,” British Prime Minister Theresa May declared in her lengthy Brexit speech before heading to Washington, where she tried to secure Donald Trump’s support for the NATO Alliance he called “obsolete” only weeks before. Indeed, as Mrs. May sets out … Continue reading “Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part IV – Hard Brexit & Europe’s Foreign Policy Challenges”


Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part III – Security implications of post-Brexit asylum laws

March 23, 2017

By: Felix Manig The United Kingdom has remained largely unaffected by the refugee crisis which has rocked the Middle East and much of Europe over the last few years. As the UK has one of Western Europe’s most stringent refugee policies in place already, the Guardian recently placed Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of Donald … Continue reading “Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part III – Security implications of post-Brexit asylum laws”


Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part II – Stormy Seas: The UK-US Relationship under Trump

March 18, 2017

By: Christina Dutton     The UK has spent the past half-century balancing two primary foreign policy commitments: its membership in the European Union (EU) and its ‘special relationship’ with the United States (USA). Primed and ready to pull the trigger on Article 50, However, Britain seems to be leaning hardest on its American ally … Continue reading “Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part II – Stormy Seas: The UK-US Relationship under Trump”


Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part I – Brexit, Empire and British Security

March 14, 2017

By: Dr Samir Puri The end of its Empire was Britain’s last seismic rearrangement of its alignments and alliances. Today, Britain is slowly and painfully disentangling itself from the European Union. Of course, the two processes are incomparable in all but the most analogical, journalistic terms. Or are they? “As I look out upon the … Continue reading “Strife Series on British Security Post-Brexit, Part I – Brexit, Empire and British Security”


Post-Truthism: the Scourge of 2016

January 28, 2017

By: Anastasia Beck The year 2016 was most certainly memorable, from the first British astronaut – Major Tim Peake – and his ascent into space to the colourful Rio Olympics.  But the two events that overshadowed the many highlights of 2016 were the unexpected vote to leave the European Union by the British people and … Continue reading “Post-Truthism: the Scourge of 2016”


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