“Proxy Warfare” By Andrew Mumford

Proxy wars represent a perennial strand in the history of conflict. The appeal of ‘warfare on the cheap’ has proved an irresistible strategic allure for nations through the centuries. However, proxy wars remain a missing link in contemporary war and security studies. In this timely book Andrew Mumford sheds new light on the dynamics and […]

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Colonial Narratives and Crawling Black Ants: Encountering Lady Dufferin

    As a visiting research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice at the School of Politics and IR in February of this year I had a chance encounter with Lady Dufferin, Hariot Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood. A fellow traveller, but one that lived and died long ago, from 1843 to 1936 […]

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Is “Programmatic Politics” Possible in the Absence of Party Programmes? Assessing the Alleged Demise of Patronage Politics in India

  India’s national election campaign is in full swing.  The outcome will not be known until mid-May, when the multi-stage, region-by-region voting process is complete.  The first voters head to the polls on April 7th, less than a week from today.  Unfortunately, they may have to decide whom to vote for without knowing the detailed […]

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Aiming to defy gravity – the Aam Aadmi Party in the 2014 Indian Elections

The 2014 Indian election sees the arrival in national politics of a new political party – the Aaam Aadmi Party (AAP, or Party of the Common Man).  The AAP emerged from the mass anti-corruption movement, which mobilized huge demonstrations in 2011 and 2012 against the ineffectiveness of governance and the political scandals that have rocked […]

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Tomlinson Lecture 2013 – Craig Murray, Misunderstanding Central Asia – Deliberately!

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Mara Malagodi, The Making of New Nepal (IAPS)

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Reza Hasmath, What Explains the Rise of Ethnic Minority Tensions in China? (IAPS)

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Katharine Adeney, Ethnic Autonomy in Asia – A Road to Secession?

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Major-General Tim Cross on Iraq: How did it get here and where is it going?

Major-General Tim Cross CBE was the most senior British officer in the building of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and now in retirement has become a military logistics expert. Here, Tim Cross gives us an overview of the military operations in Iraq over the last two decades and outlines his thoughts on what the […]

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Suzanne Egan, Extraordinary Rendition (IAPS/CST)

Suzanne Egan, Lecturer in International Human Rights Law, speaks on the subject of Extraordinary Rendition and role European states played in the programme.  

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