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Trending research: 'Syria: Laying the Foundations for a Credible and Sustainable Transition'

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An article by Scott Lucas, Christalla Yakinthou and Stefan Wolff is currently receiving plenty of attention online.
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Wednesday 18th January 2017

Conference Report: 'Drones for the UK'

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On 27 October 2016, ICCS Doctoral Researcher Lindsay Clark attended the inaugural workshop of the Cambridge Analysis Institute, Cambridge.
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Wednesday 21st December 2016

ICCS launches new MSc degree for 2017

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS), in partnership with the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), is delighted to announce the introduction of a new MSc degree in the Political Psychology of International Relations.
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Tuesday 20th December 2016

South-East Asia takes stock after a year of alarming democratic decline

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Doctoral Researchers Scott Edwards (Birmingham) and Moch Faisal Karim (Warwick) discuss democratic decline in South-East Asia
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Monday 19th December 2016

Why leadership matters

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In order to avoid the anxiety of wondering about the 'what ifs' in life, humans have a tendency to think that things will carry on much as they did before. It's what psychologists term 'continuity bias'. However, 2016 is testimony to the fact that this assumption is not always reflective of events. This year, 'change' was the watchword and changes in political leadership characterised 2016.
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Wednesday 14th December 2016

Introducing the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS)

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham promotes a multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional approach to global security challenges.
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Thursday 1st December 2016

Conference Report: Trust within and between Organizations, Dublin November 15-17

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Trust researchers from across the globe met at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin at the ninth biannual conference of the First International Network on Trust (FINT).
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Monday 28th November 2016

ICCS welcomes new research volunteers

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ICCS is delighted to welcome new members to the team, who will be joining research projects ranging from Cold War relations between US/Russia, decision-making in Gray Zone conflicts, and the role of education policy in post-civil war peace-building.
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Friday 25th November 2016

Focusing on trust in global conflict

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Many parts of the world are caught up in conflict today. From the Syrian civil war to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian dispute, to tension with Russia, and to Africa's turmoil from South Sudan to the Democratic Republic of Congo, conflict has continuing and lasting impact on countless lives. Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War, the hoped-for "international order" seems distant. The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) aspires to offer some answers.
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Tuesday 1st November 2016

New voluntary work placements at the ICCS

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) is inviting applications for short term voluntary placements.
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Friday 21st October 2016

Podcast: Global Governance for the Anthropocene: Nuclear Weapons and the Global Ecology

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This seminar considers the global governance challenges of the Anthropocene in two areas: nuclear weapons, and the global ecology. Speaker: Dr Anthony Burke, Chair: Professor Nicholas Wheeler.
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Friday 16th September 2016

Podcast: Is the UK more secure inside or outside the European Union?

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security at the University of Birmingham hosted an event on 02 June 2016 to discuss how the results of the referendum vote on 23 June 2016 could impact on UK and international security.
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Wednesday 31st August 2016

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.
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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
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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