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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”


Strife Feature – The Incapable ‘Lone Ranger:’ Understanding Inequality and the Role of Interdependent Factors in the Onset of Violent Conflict

July 25, 2018

By Zach Beecher   Central to understanding the outbreak of violent conflict is the question of what propels the first combatant to pull the trigger and propel the force of his or her voice through the barrel of a gun.  Recent literature aims to understand the role of horizontal and vertical inequality in the initiation of … Continue reading “Strife Feature – The Incapable ‘Lone Ranger:’ Understanding Inequality and the Role of Interdependent Factors in the Onset of Violent Conflict”


Crossing Borders: Technology and Migration in an Interconnected World – Conference Tickets on Sale

February 25, 2017

By: Johan Lammers In times of travel bans and Brexit, as a foreign student from The Netherlands where the polls are led by a party whose official stance on immigration is literally ‘zero asylum seekers extra and no more immigrants from Islamic countries; border closed’, migration is never far from my thoughts and conversations. In this … Continue reading “Crossing Borders: Technology and Migration in an Interconnected World – Conference Tickets on Sale”


Book Review: ‘A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence’

August 19, 2016

Reviewed By:  Kate Dinnison D. Davis, D. Kilcullen, G. Mills and D. Spencer, A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence, (London, UK: Hurst&Co. Publishing), 2016; ISBN-13: 978-1849046282 Since its liberation from Spain by Simon Bolivar in 1819, la Republica de Colombia has been perpetually at war, almost 150 of its 195 years.  Colombia, for a long … Continue reading “Book Review: ‘A Great Perhaps? Colombia: Conflict and Convergence’”


The World's Forgotten Migrants

July 3, 2015

By Isobel Petersen: Human migration exists on a large scale across the globe, but in a variety of forms and for a variety of reasons. Conflict is one of the key causes of displacement, which is unsurprising considering the devastating effects of living in a conflict zone: poor health; economic instability; familial tragedy and lack … Continue reading “The World's Forgotten Migrants”


Aid and Conflict: Britain's approach

April 10, 2015

By Isobel Petersen: There is a trend across Western governments, and the UK is no exception, to consider the value of aid and conflict prevention as intertwined. The UK government has been a staunch supporter of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) framework since the 1990s (see Strife’s interview with Dylan Hendrickson). This concept advocates a … Continue reading “Aid and Conflict: Britain's approach”


The cartography of conflict in the work of Marcus Jansen

November 19, 2014

By Tom de Freston: Marcus Jansen, solo show at Lazirides Gallery: ‘Whistleblower’ – 11 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HR. Until Thursday 20th of November 2014 Marcus Jansen is a cartographer of conflict. A number of his paintings map the impact of war on the urban environment. His current solo show at Lazarides Gallery (London), which comes to … Continue reading “The cartography of conflict in the work of Marcus Jansen”


Why is everyone Hitler?

October 1, 2014

By Thomas Colley: Why do so many political leaders seem incapable of analogising undesirable behaviour to anyone other than Hitler and the Nazis? Conflict in Ukraine has seen the protagonists base their propaganda on demonising the other side as ‘Nazis’ and ‘fascists’. David Cameron recently compared the dilemmas of dealing with Putin with those of … Continue reading “Why is everyone Hitler?”


Call for papers: A world in flux? Analysis and prospects for the U.S. in global security

September 17, 2014

A world in flux? Analysis and prospects for the U.S. in global security  Call for papers US Foreign Policy Research Group and Strife first annual conference March 4, 2015 at King’s College London The world is in an increasing state of flux. Growing concerns over the rise of Islamic State and international tensions over Ukraine … Continue reading “Call for papers: A world in flux? Analysis and prospects for the U.S. in global security”


Call for submissions for Strife special series: WWI in your life

August 3, 2014

The First World War engaged governments, soldiers, civilians, medical and support personnel from various countries and backgrounds around the world. It affected the way we view conflict and initiated far-reaching political and social changes that we still see today. This year, as the world remembers WWI on its 100th anniversary, Strife wants to hear your … Continue reading “Call for submissions for Strife special series: WWI in your life”


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