SECURITY

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Carne Ross: On Syria and the International System

The 15th of March 2018 marked the 7th anniversary of the Syrian war. After seven years of continued bloodshed and intense violence, it is clear that the international system has failed Syria. Carne Ross, former British diplomat and founder of Independent Diplomat (ID), provides his insights into the matter.

Lucien Bégault May 1, 2018

SECURITY

Wikimedia Commons/Scott Bobb

Carne Ross: On Syria and the International System

The 15th of March 2018 marked the 7th anniversary of the Syrian war. After seven years of continued bloodshed and intense violence, it is clear that the international system has failed Syria. Carne Ross, former British diplomat and founder of Independent Diplomat (ID), provides his insights into the matter.

Lucien Bégault May 1, 2018

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Flickr/Brian Harries

Blended Finance

There is an ever-growing call for more private sector involvement in development. What are the potential benefits and risks of ‘blended finance’ in developing countries?

Vincent Kam February 26, 2018

ECONOMICS

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jarad Denton

Sink or swim: Ethiopia’s new Dam

Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is over half way towards completion. But will the dam cause more problems than it solves?

Kylee Pedersen February 14, 2018

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Flickr/David Mutua

Renata Avila: Global Digital Rights Explained

Alice McCool interviews digital rights expert and Wikileaks lawyer Renata Avila about what a decentralised internet might look like

Alice McCool March 5, 2018

CULTURE

Kiluanji Kia Henda. Photo courtesy Goodman Gallery.

Who is African Art ‘Rising’ For?

African artists are creating new and positive narratives of the continent. But what risks come with the globalization of 'African culture'?

Jonelle Twum September 28, 2017

Featured

Wikimedia Commons/Scott Bobb

Carne Ross: On Syria and the International System

The 15th of March 2018 marked the 7th anniversary of the Syrian war. After seven years of continued bloodshed and intense violence, it is clear that the international system has failed Syria. Carne Ross, former British diplomat and founder of Independent Diplomat (ID), provides his insights into the matter.

Lucien Bégault May 1, 2018

The Crack Cocaine of Gambling

In the UK, fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) are destroying lives in the country’s most deprived areas - but who is to blame?

Lucien Bégault March 12, 2018