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Bolsonaro Leads Brazil Into A Turbulent Future

November 13, 2018

By Felipe Leal Albuquerque  13 November 2018    Nearly two weeks after winning more than 55 percent of the vote, Jair Bolsonaro, the first extreme-right politician elected to the presidency in Brazil, vows to promote sweeping changes. Supported by around 57 million voters, the histrionic former Army captain showcased himself as an outsider while combining … Continue reading “Bolsonaro Leads Brazil Into A Turbulent Future”


Strife Feature | Contemporary Russian foreign policy – Examining the Ukraine crisis

August 21, 2017

By William Moray The 2014 Ukrainian Revolution – or Revolution of Dignity – and the subsequent Donbass War (Donbas, in Ukrainian) severely impacted the relations Russia held not only with Ukraine but also the international community. Moscow’s involvement in this conflict holds few secrets. Russian annexation of Crimea and its support provided to secessionist rebels in Donbas … Continue reading “Strife Feature | Contemporary Russian foreign policy – Examining the Ukraine crisis”


Extremism, environment, and new security dynamics: Strife in conversation with RUSI Director, Dr. Karin von Hippel

June 2, 2016

Interviewed by: Harris Kuemmerle Harris Kuemmerle – Where do you see climate change fitting within the wider European security dynamic moving forward? Do you feel that European policy makers adequately appreciate the security risks of climate change? Or is it still seen as somewhat of a secondary security issue? Karin von Hippel – I think … Continue reading “Extremism, environment, and new security dynamics: Strife in conversation with RUSI Director, Dr. Karin von Hippel”


Canada Needs to Rethink Foreign Policy: Peacekeeping isn’t the Answer

October 20, 2015

By: Zachary Wolfraim The election of Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party on 19 October marks the end of a decade of Prime Minister Harper’s dominance in Ottawa. After a grueling 78-day campaign, voters convincingly rejected the Harper government and put a majority Liberal government in place for the first time in 15 years. This … Continue reading “Canada Needs to Rethink Foreign Policy: Peacekeeping isn’t the Answer”


A tale of two elections: UK, Canada and lacklustre foreign policy

April 30, 2015

By Zachary Wolfraim: A Conservative Prime Minister is fighting against a left-wing opponent about which the electorate has continued doubts. At the same time this Prime Minister is faced with challenges from within his own party: attempting to prevent the right-wing elements from pulling away from the moderate image he has sought to project. Despite … Continue reading “A tale of two elections: UK, Canada and lacklustre foreign policy”


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”


‘It’s the brotherhood, stupid.’ Values and the Arab Spring

March 27, 2014

By Jill S. Russell: I attended last week a very interesting panel discussion on the Arab Spring [1], its meanings and the response it deserves. A theme that was shared across the panel was that the West [2] owed the movement its support because the latter was promoting the values held to be sacred by … Continue reading “‘It’s the brotherhood, stupid.’ Values and the Arab Spring”


The land of hypocrisy?

November 25, 2013

by Thomas Colley Both the Wikileaks spying scandal and the recent revelations of US phone-tapping of European politicians such as Angela Merkel have significantly damaged American soft power in recent weeks. In a thought-provoking article for Foreign Policy, Henry Farrell and Martha Finnemore contend that the main effect of these revelations has not been to … Continue reading “The land of hypocrisy?”


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