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Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation 2019

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The Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) held its sixth annual training programme on Trust, Diplomacy and Conflict Transformation at the University of Birmingham in April 2019.
Date:
Monday 20th May 2019

Order! Order! Commons Speaker lifts the lid on Brexit at the University of Birmingham

Order! Order! Commons Speaker lifts the lid on Brexit at the University of Birmingham
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The man at the centre of this week's historic and highly-charged Brexit ruling hot-footed it to the University of Birmingham to urge students to play a more active role in politics.
Date:
Wednesday 17th April 2019

House of Lords Committee publishes evidence from ICCS academics

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The International Relations Committee has published written evidence from Paul Schulte and Nicholas Wheeler as part of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and nuclear disarmament inquiry.
Date:
Monday 8th April 2019

Ukraine presidential election: young comedian leads polls, but country's dangerous divisions are no jok

Ukraine presidential election: young comedian leads polls, but country's dangerous divisions are no jok
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Ukraine's presidential election campaign is a tragic indictment of the country's current political state.
Date:
Friday 22nd March 2019

Analysis of Slovak Presidential Elections in the Washington Post

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POLSIS/G&S academic Dr Tim Haughton analysed the results of the Slovak Presidential Elections in the Washington Post
Date:
Thursday 21st March 2019

POLSIS Students Participate in U21 Module in Delhi

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A group of MA students from POLSIS participated in a special module in Dehli and also enjoyed Sunrise at the Taj Mahal.
Date:
Wednesday 20th March 2019

Will populism destroy the European Union?

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Daniele Albertazzi was interviewed on opposition to the Euro and the future of the EU by BBC World Service – 'The Inquiry' programme
Date:
Friday 15th March 2019

Egypt: hopes for democratic future die as al-Sisi marches country towards dictatorship

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Scott Lucas writes for The Conversation on 'Egypt: hopes for democratic future die as al-Sisi marches country towards dictatorship – with parliament's blessing'.
Date:
Friday 15th March 2019

Italian politics to Italian Studies at Oxford

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Daniele Albertazzi was invited to deliver a research paper on Italian politics to Italian Studies at Oxford (ISO),
Date:
Wednesday 27th February 2019

Shamima Begum: why the IS teenager should be allowed to return to the UK

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Katherine Brown, writes for The Conversation to argue for a combined approach of a fair trial, rehabilitation, and restorative justice in the cases of radicalised individuals returning to the UK.
Date:
Monday 18th February 2019

Dick Cheney is a man so devious he can't be captured in a Hollywood biopic

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Scott Lucas on 'Dick Cheney is a man so devious he can't be captured in a Hollywood biopic'.
Date:
Friday 15th February 2019

What are the consequences of France's dispute with Italy?

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Daniele Albertazzi was interviewed by Radio France International (English) on worsening relations between France and Italy in recent days.
Date:
Thursday 14th February 2019

State of the Union: the women in white stole Trump's night – and will haunt him for the rest of the year

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Scott Lucas in The Conversation: The most memorable moment of the night unfolded on the Democrat benches.
Date:
Thursday 7th February 2019

POLSIS Academic Briefs Foreign Office

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Dr Tim Haughton briefed officials at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on political developments in the Visegrad Four States of Central Europe.
Date:
Wednesday 6th February 2019

ICCS trust research at FINT 2019

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In January 2019, researchers from the Trust working group represented the ICCS and the University of Birmingham at the 10th Annual FINT conference held in St Gallen, Switzerland.
Date:
Thursday 24th January 2019

Not so clueless about Papua: an academic's call for more research on Papua

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Asmiati Malik, Doctoral Researcher in Political Economy in POLSIS, calls for more research on Papua that can contribute to solving complicated problems in eastern Indonesia.
Date:
Wednesday 9th January 2019

Trusler henger over Italia

Description
Daniele Albertazzi interviewed about Italian politics by the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen.
Date:
Tuesday 8th January 2019

New book deems Iraq war Britain's 'most failed outcome since Suez'

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In Blunder, Patrick Porter looks back at the justifications used by Britain to take up arms and join America in its quest to topple Saddam Hussein.
Date:
Tuesday 8th January 2019

James Mattis: what defence secretary's resignation means for Syria, Afghanistan and NATO, as Trump leans in to Putin

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The last adult in the Trump White House playground has gone – and the president is throwing his toys around. James Mattis, as defence secretary, was one of three retired generals in the Trump administration whose hope was to contain an ill-informed, temperamental, and unpredictable president.
Date:
Monday 7th January 2019

New book by POLSIS academic published by Cambridge University Press

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Dr Gerasimos Tsourapas has just published a new monograph on "The Politics of Migration in Modern Egypt - Strategies for Regime Survival in Autocracies".
Date:
Friday 4th January 2019
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