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In this exciting new video series, our researchers address some of the big issues which impact on society over a cup of coffee. In the first episode, Professor Scott Lucas and PhD student Amelia Morris decide if, all things considered, the world really is such a bad place.

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Posted 01 August 2018

Can Adversaries Become Friends?

ICCS Director Prof Nicholas J Wheeler writes for Social Sciences Birmingham: Can personal relationships between leaders really transform enemies into friends?

Posted 23 July 2018

Trumpian Diplomacy and UK-US Relations

Professor David Dunn in Social Sciences Birmingham: Not all US Presidential visits to the UK are alike, and on this occasion great pains were taken to keep the visitor busy, on the move, out of London, and entertained with grand palaces in Windsor and Blenheim performing bands and marching soldiers.

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