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20 Feb 2012
Defence | Georgia | International Affairs | International Security | NATO | North Atlantic Treaty Organisation | OTAN | Politics | Russia | Ukraine | Europe | International
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was founded in 1949 as a political and military alliance binding western European democracies such as Britain and France...
7 Mar 2014
G6 | G7 | G8 | international institutions | International Relations | Politics | Russia | Summit | the west | Government | Leadership | Global | International
Russia has long seen the post-soviet space, the countries of the former USSR, as its special sphere of interest. It has been willing to engage in military...
5 Mar 2014
Crimea | EUROPEAN UNION | Legality of war | Politics | Russia | Sanctions | Ukraine | united nations charter | United States | Europe | International law | Global | War/peace | International
On the 27th February soldiers seized the Crimean Parliament. They did not have insignia but raised a Russian flag above the building. The Crimean Parliament...
4 Mar 2014
Africa | Gender | Politics | representation | Senegal | Women in politics | Women quotas | Government | Leadership | Voting | Society
What would Africa look like if women rose to positions of power in politics? How would ‘African governance’ change if women were included within...
20 Feb 2014
Africa | consequences | Gaddafi | intervention | Libya | Middle East | NATO | Politics | Middle East | War/peace | International
What started as a simple protest in February 2011 gained momentum to be one of the most crucial revolutions that attracted the world’s attention. On 16...
6 Feb 2014
4 Feb 2014
Africa | corruption | Good governance | leadership | Mo Ibrahim | Politics | Transparency | Politics General | Government | Leadership | International
A fundamental point within Acemoglu and Robinson’s (2013) Why Nations Fail is that the prosperity of a nation relies upon an effective power structure....
24 Jan 2014
Africa | Conflict | Diplomacy | Eritrea | Ethiopia | International recognition | Politics | War/peace | International
Eritrea is a small nation state on the coast of the Red Sea with a history of past struggles. A former colony of Italy, its annexation by Ethiopia via the...
23 Jan 2014
Angela Merkel | Barack Obama | Germany | NSA | Politics | Surveillance | USA | Computers & Phones | Europe | Terrorism | International
In October it was revealed that the United States’ National Security Agency had bugged German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s telephone calls and had...
16 Jan 2014
Ariel Sharon | Defence | Egypt | Gaza | ICC | Israel | Palestine | Politics | war crimes | Human rights | International law | Middle East | Punishment | Terrorism | War/peace | Law
Ariel Sharon, who was prime minister of Israel from 2001 to 2006, died on the 11th of January 2014, after eight years in a persistent vegetative state due to a...