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12.06.17 | Magnus Marsden
‘Ungoverned Spaces’?

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?

19.05.17 | Isabella Ginor Gideon Remez
Kissinger also Gave Away Israeli Secrets to the Russians

Donald Trump’s recent disclosure of classified information to Moscow is nothing new – Henry Kissinger did the same thing.

As the aftershocks of last week’s big “WannaCry” cyber attack reverberate, it’s worth taking a moment to think about what it all means.

21.04.17 | Simon A. Waldman Emre Caliskan
Turkey’s Illegitimate Election

Erdogan oversaw a narrow victory in his referendum on increased presidential powers. The process, however, was far from democratic.

21.04.17 | Kajsa Norman
The Perpetual Liberation of Venezuela

Venezuela’s “mother of all marches” has mounted more pressure on the government. Kajsa Norman assesses whether such mass marches will unseat Maduro.

The tycoon-as-politician has become a type. Several countries have suffered their populist and self-serving politics, and Trump is set to become the most dangerous businessman-politician of all.

In the 2006 race for the post of UN Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General Shashi Tharoor finished second, losing to South Korean Foreign Secretary Ban Ki-moon. Why did the US veto Tharoor’s bid?

Is the military in Myanmar simply lying in wait for a chance to regain total control? Renaud Egreteau is interviewed by CERI-Sciences Po.

The long retreat of the British-Indian army fighting in Burma during 1942 was given good coverage in the western press. Philip Woods’ new book is the first scholarly analysis of media coverage of this retreat, focusing on newsreel, magazine and newspaper correspondents.

A massive freight train from China, dubbed the ‘East Wind’, arrives in Barking, London. A courier of thousands of cheap Chinese goods, it is also marks changing times for global trade.

Somalis are returning from exile to help rebuild Mogadishu, but continue to face the threat of violence and an impenetrable bureaucracy.

06.01.17 | Bram Posthumus
What is China doing in Guinea?

What is China doing in Guinea, and why have mining operations in the country stalled?