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New book published by G&S Birmingham Fellow

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Giuditta Fontana, a Birmingham Fellow, who is a political scientist specialising in cultural institutions in post-conflict and fragile societies, has written a new book entitled entitled Education Policy and Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Societies.
Date:
Thursday 18th August 2016

Workshop Report: Trust and Deception

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On 6th October 2015, the ICCS held a workshop on trust at the University of Birmingham to bring together experts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives to discuss trust and deception in international politics
Date:
Thursday 11th August 2016

New book published on US-Pakistan relations

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A new book, by Dr Talat Farooq, has recently been published which explains the American contribution to Pakistani security objectives during the presidency of Bill Clinton (1993-2001).
Date:
Wednesday 10th August 2016

ICCS contributes to a policy briefing on 'The governance of UAVs in defence and security'

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The Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research (PaCCS) has published a policy briefing on the impact of new technologies on the defence and security sectors, focusing on questions of governance, ethics and the law.
Date:
Tuesday 9th August 2016

Five years after independence, violence still stalks South Sudan

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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. Betrayed by corrupt mismanagement and personalised leadership, the world's youngest country is in danger of total collapse.
Date:
Friday 22nd July 2016

New publications by ICCS Honorary Research Fellow Andrew Futter

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Dr Andrew Futter has recently published a new edited volume on The United Kingdom and the Future of Nuclear Weapons.
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Tuesday 19th July 2016

Symposium Report: Historical Analysis for Defence and Security

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ICCS Research Fellow Dr Chris Wyatt attended the 8th Historical Analysis for Defence and Security Symposium held by Dstl on 25 and 26 May. The aim of the event was to bring together historians, analysts and policy makers to discuss the use of historical events to understand topical and enduring defence and security issues. For over 30 years, MOD and Dstl have used analysis of historical campaigns and developments in academic understanding of conflict to provide a useful 'reality-check' to UK defence policy.
Date:
Tuesday 12th July 2016

Stabilisation Challenges Facing Iraq after the Defeat of Daesh

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ICCS Honorary Professor Paul Schulte, the former UK Commissioner for Iraq on the UN Commissions for Disarmament, gave a talk to the Iraqi Embassy in the UK on 06 June 2016.
Date:
Tuesday 12th July 2016

Podcast: Drones as Air Proscription? The case of South Arabia and Yemen in comparative perspective

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Speaker: Clive Jones, Durham University.
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Monday 11th July 2016

NATO fights to hold western alliance together

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Written by Professor Mark Webber. The second organisational pillar of the European order isn't as threatened as the EU – but there's trouble ahead.
Date:
Friday 8th July 2016

Northern Ireland is vital for the Remain campaign

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Written by Dawn Walsh and Professor Scott Lucas. A surprising level of anti-EU sentiment among unionists should be on Remain's radar.
Date:
Friday 24th June 2016

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. The trial of Chad's former dictator could provide a template for prosecutions of other African despots. Its success could be seen as a victory for African justice over international approaches.
Date:
Friday 17th June 2016

ICCS joins OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions

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The ICCS has recently confirmed membership of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, an autonomous OSCE-related track II initiative. The network's members are research institutions that are engaged in academic research and policy analysis on issues relevant to the OSCE's security agenda.
Date:
Monday 6th June 2016

Senior Research Fellow Dr Nicholas Wright presents his work on neuroscience and security

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Dr Nicholas Wright, Senior Research Fellow at the ICCS, carried out a number of engagements in May to present his work on the neuroscience of decision-making and negotiation.
Date:
Monday 6th June 2016

Podcast: "The Prince" Among Men: Bismarck, the Psychology of Realism, and International Relations

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Speaker: Professor Brian Rathbun (University of Southern California).
Date:
Wednesday 1st June 2016

Nefarious Criminal and Terrorist Uses of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) (Apr 2016 - Apr 2017)

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The focus of this research project is to analyse the threat presented by the revolution in easy access to the air presented by the technological development of small and medium sized Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or "drones". Principal Investigator: Professor David Dunn, Co-Investigator: Dr Christopher M Wyatt.
Date:
Friday 27th May 2016

The UK's chance to lead by example on drones and targeted killing

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"The UK government has a real opportunity to promote a normative regime for the governance of armed drones in line with generally accepted understandings of international law and ethics globally." George May, Research Associate, ICCS.
Date:
Friday 27th May 2016

Grant Award from the Open Society Foundations

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Professors David Dunn and Nicholas Wheeler have been awarded a grant of $100,000 from the Open Society Foundations for a 2-year project investigating a new (restraining) global consensus on the use of armed drones. The project builds on findings from the Birmingham Policy Commission on the Security Impact of Drones.
Date:
Monday 9th May 2016

Podcast: The Next Great Hope: The Humanitarian Initiative and Nuclear Weapons

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Speaker: Dr Jan Ruzicka (University of Aberystwyth), Chair: Professor Nicholas J Wheeler (Director, ICCS).
Date:
Thursday 5th May 2016

ICCS celebrates resounding success of third annual training programme

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In April 2016, the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security hosted the third annual training programme on 'Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation' at the University of Birmingham. The programme brought together delegates from across the UK, including students, researchers, and practitioners from international peace-building NGOs and diplomatic missions.
Date:
Friday 29th April 2016
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