Special Relationship UK US

Tough or Vulnerable?

Edward Snowden leaked information on how the US government does violence to American citizens in the name of saving them from terrorist threats. He’s now either a traitor or a … Continue Reading →


Secret courts and the challenge of ‘security’ itself

With the passage of the controversial ‘Justice and Security’ bill through the House of Lords, the UK’s upper house, on 26 March it seems likely that the world’s oldest democracy … Continue Reading →

Edwin's book

The Private Production of Defense?

by Edwin van de Haar It is fun to think about the almost unthinkable. Therefore this contribution is about the idea that no state is needed to provide military security … Continue Reading →

NGOs prominence has grown within international fora

NGOs as protagonists in 21st century diplomacy

by Sarra Zarrati Sarra is currently a trainee, responsible for human rights, at the ONUAIDS office in Tunis. She is working on ensuring contribution of the ONUAIDS office to the … Continue Reading →


The Falklands Islands: the Scottish solution?

It seems to me that there are some interesting parallels between two prominent stories in the news cycle: the question of Scottish independence and the resurgence of the Falklands Islands … Continue Reading →


Let the Occupiers and the Party sit down for tea (Part I)

From the author: I am inaugurating now a series of posts on the political economy of the 2011 protests. Because of the length of the American electoral process and its … Continue Reading →


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