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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 Feature – Nationalism and Lessons from Russia

June 8, 2017

By Christopher Morton In 2008 Russia invaded South Ossetia and in 2014 Russia invaded Crimea – both secessionist provinces of Georgia and Ukraine respectively. On the one hand, these interventions can be viewed as a justified defense of the rights of minority populations in these provinces. On the other hand, both interventions were deemed to … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Nationalism and Lessons from Russia”


Strife Feature – Spying on Friends

May 26, 2017

By Anastasia Beck In the aftermath of the allegations of the US National Security Agency (NSA) spying on allied states such as Germany, and accusations from the White House concerning alleged spying by Britain’s GCHQ on Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, moral questions have arisen regarding spying on one’s allies. The gravity of these … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Spying on Friends”


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”


Being English/ British/ European and the politics of difference

July 6, 2016

By: Henry Redwood To say that it has been a bad couple of weeks to be English (or is it British, or European? I’m not sure anymore…) is an understatement. Violent and racist football supporters in France; racist abuse at home; intolerant and divisive politics in all political parties; “Brexit”; and lastly, losing a football match … Continue reading “Being English/ British/ European and the politics of difference”


A Whiff of Brass: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson

July 28, 2015

By Bradley Lineker: Boris Johnson, Hodder and Stoughton., 2014. Pages: 416. £25.00 (hardback). ISBN 9781444783025 When young Tories are about to make their maiden speeches in the House of Commons, they can often be found – or so Johnson tells us – in the Member’s Lobby underneath the imposing statue of Churchill, as if trying to … Continue reading “A Whiff of Brass: The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson”


After Ukraine, Part I – Sleepwalking into crisis: Britain, Russia and the Ukraine

April 29, 2015

By Michael Jones: Britain’s Defence secretary Michael Fallon said in February that the Russian Leader Vladimir Putin presented as much of a threat to Europe as ISIS[i]. It seems strange that to assert the seriousness of the threat from Russia – a major nuclear-armed power in Europe – Fallon had to compare it to a … Continue reading “After Ukraine, Part I – Sleepwalking into crisis: Britain, Russia and the Ukraine”


Defending the Falklands: A role for nuclear weapons?

July 29, 2014

By Alex Calvo and Olivia Olsen: Deep conventional cuts have put a question mark over the British defence posture in the South Atlantic. Although the steep deterioration in Argentine military capabilities means that the balance of power has not necessarily moved against London, the deterioration in expeditionary and amphibious capability has led to what some … Continue reading “Defending the Falklands: A role for nuclear weapons?”


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