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Egypt faces rough times ahead: four points on the recent ISIS attacks

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In the most brutal attack against the Egyptian Coptic Christian minority in recent memory, ISIS bombed two churches on 9 April. At least 47 Egyptians were killed in Alexandria and Tanta, a small town in the Nile Delta. ISIS claimed responsibility for planting an explosive device under a seat at Tanta's Saint George's Church and for the suicide bombing at Alexandria's Saint Marks' Coptic Orthodox Cathedral – a few hours later. What does this mean for ISIS, the post-2011 Egypt, and its Coptic community, the largest Christian minority in the Middle East?
Date:
20/04/2017

Egypt faces rough times ahead: four points on the recent ISIS attacks

Description
In the most brutal attack against the Egyptian Coptic Christian minority in recent memory, ISIS bombed two churches on 9 April. At least 47 Egyptians were killed in Alexandria and Tanta, a small town in the Nile Delta. ISIS claimed responsibility for planting an explosive device under a seat at Tanta's Saint George's Church and for the suicide bombing at Alexandria's Saint Marks' Coptic Orthodox Cathedral – a few hours later. What does this mean for ISIS, the post-2011 Egypt, and its Coptic community, the largest Christian minority in the Middle East?
Date:
20/04/2017

Haiti's cholera victims still can't get what they need from the UN

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Written by Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Senior Lecturer, International Development Department and Rosa Freedman, Professor of Law, Conflict and Global Development, University of Reading. By not acknowledging what Haitians themselves think they need, the UN is failing to sort out one of its worst ever blunders.
Date:
20/04/2017

Birmingham leads Brexit impact research projects

Birmingham leads Brexit impact research projects
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham will lead a series of three studies into the potential impact of Brexit on people in the UK, including children growing up in 'mixed-nationality' families.
Date:
19/04/2017

Punked? How an upstart brewing company sold up and sold out

Punked? How an upstart brewing company sold up and sold out
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Scott Taylor in the Conversation: Independent brewer joins the long list of small counter-culture firms that sold us revolution and walked away wealthy.
Date:
14/04/2017

Why Russia and the US struggle to understand each other's behaviour

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Written by Kevork Oskanian, Teaching Fellow, University of Birmingham. The future of the relationship between the US and Russia depends on whether the Kremlin can find a way to interpret Trump's motives.
Date:
14/04/2017

ICCS students join forces with conflict practitioners for annual training programme

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In March 2017, the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security hosted its fourth annual training programme on 'Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation' at the University of Birmingham. The programme brought together current students with delegates from around the world, including from the Czech Republic, Nepal and the United States, to learn about the different approaches to conflict resolution in International Relations.
Date:
13/04/2017

National Centre for the study of Security established

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A team of researchers including Dr Cerwyn Moore secured a £4.35 million ESRC award to set up The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST).
Date:
12/04/2017

What happens after Islamic State?

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The latest issue of CREST Security Review (CSR), guest edited by Birmingham's Dr Cerwyn Moore discusses the future of the region following the decline of Islamic State (IS).
Date:
12/04/2017

Is the EU's response to the refugee crisis fuelling marginalisation of migrants in Europe?

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On 29 March IRiS academic Dr Nando Sigona spoke about the plight of undocumented migrants in Europe at an event organised by Green MEPs in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Date:
10/04/2017
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