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Blog: The Boko Haram ceasefire and violence in Nigeria

Blog: The Boko Haram ceasefire and violence in Nigeria
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson. Amongst the violent international groups vying for our attention, Boko Haram in Nigeria has been one of the most persistent. Boko Haram declared an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza, along the Cameroon border, in August 2014, and the group has been raiding several cities across the north.
Date:
24/10/2014

NHS 5 year forward view

NHS 5 year forward view
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Today's publication of the "5yfv" (5 year forward view) marks a seminal moment for the NHS. Since Simon Stevens' return to the NHS earlier this year, there has been anticipation as to the new Chief Executive's intentions. Although he has presented some earlier ideas1,2, the "5yfv" is significant for its content, style and what it does not say.
Date:
23/10/2014

Drones are here to stay, but the government must do more to ensure greater public acceptance

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On 16 October, the Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, announced that part of the UK Reaper drone fleet would be deployed in Iraq to support coalition efforts against the terror group ISIL. This week, he confirmed they would also be flying surveillance missions over Syria. These events mark the first operational use of UK Reapers outside Afghanistan and represent a significant and timely development in the UK government's stated policy towards 'drone warfare'. The overwhelming vote in the House of Commons in support of military action endorsed the firm legal basis for the UK's use of force in collective defence of a friendly government.
Date:
23/10/2014

Drones are here to stay, but the government must do more to ensure greater public acceptance

Description
On 16 October, the Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, announced that part of the UK Reaper drone fleet would be deployed in Iraq to support coalition efforts against the terror group ISIL. This week, he confirmed they would also be flying surveillance missions over Syria. These events mark the first operational use of UK Reapers outside Afghanistan and represent a significant and timely development in the UK government's stated policy towards 'drone warfare'. The overwhelming vote in the House of Commons in support of military action endorsed the firm legal basis for the UK's use of force in collective defence of a friendly government.
Date:
23/10/2014

Japan's Shinzo Abe will struggle to recover from ministerial scandal

Japan's Shinzo Abe will struggle to recover from ministerial scandal
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Written by Dr Julie Gilson. In a country that has had nine leaders since 2000, Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe appeared to have found the recipe for longevity. But the resignation of two ministers from his government has left him in serious trouble.
Date:
22/10/2014

Dr Nicola Rollock takes part in an Academic Collaboration Visit to the University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Dr Nicola Rollock visits the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA to meet and work with faculty and graduate students interested in issues of race and social justice in education
Date:
22/10/2014

Acer members speak at ITASD Conference

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Four members of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER) spoke about their research at the ITASD Conference at the Institute Pasteur in Paris.
Date:
22/10/2014

'Make the case for drones as a key part of an integrated UK security policy', urge leading practitioners and academics

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Drone technology, both civil and military, under proper legal regulation, can continue to deliver 'significant benefits' for the UK's national security policy and economy in the coming decades.
Date:
22/10/2014

Read the latest briefing papers from CHASM

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Read the latest Briefing Papers from the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM).
Date:
20/10/2014

Professor Adrian Blackledge announced as the new Birmingham Poet Laureate

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Adrian Blackledge, Professor of Bilingualism at the University of Birmingham's School of Education, named Poets Laureate for 2014-15 for the city of Birmingham.
Date:
20/10/2014
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