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19.07.17 | Raffaello Pantucci

Following recent terrorist attacks in Britain, Raffaello Pantucci examines the relationship between the radical Islamist sect al-Muhajiroun and the rise of violent extremism both within the UK and abroad. How has this long legacy of affiliation shaped the increasingly heated and divisive tensions within British society?

27.06.17 | David B. Roberts

David Roberts traces the fraught relationship between Qatar and its neighbours over recent decades, and the long-standing disputes between Doha and Riyadh that precipitated the current conflict.

12.06.17 | Magnus Marsden

In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Manchester, the term ‘ungoverned spaces’ has returned to the forefront of public debate. Is this a valuable, or even an accurate, notion?