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Thursday 5th February 2015

The cyber threat to the United Kingdom

Description
When the new government takes office in May 2015 one of the first tasks will be to initiate a Strategic Defence and Security Review.
Date:
Thursday 5th February 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
Thursday 29th January 2015

How stable is Saudi monarchy after King Abdullah's death?

How stable is Saudi monarchy after  King Abdullah's death?
Description
On 23 January, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died at the age of 90 and was succeeded by his half-brother Salman, 79, one of the last sons of Saudi Arabia's founder Ibn Saud.
Date:
Thursday 29th January 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
Thursday 22nd January 2015

Oil crisis: can short-term pain lead to economic gain for Russia?

Description
The recent crash in oil prices is causing much anxiety in oil-producing states. From Iran to Venezuela, many have come to rely on elevated oil prices to fuel economic growth and support government spending.
Date:
Thursday 22nd January 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
Thursday 15th January 2015

Counter-Terrorism Bill could be 'devastating' for university freedoms

Description
With the shock from the Paris terrorist attacks barely diminished, attention in a number of western capitals is understandably fixated on counter-terrorism. Specifically, how can future terrorist attacks be prevented?
Date:
Thursday 15th January 2015
Categories:
Arts and Law
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