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Carne Ross: On Syria and the International System

Lucien Bégault May 1, 2018

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.

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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?

February 26, 2018 Vincent Kam
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The history of international development is full of brief bubbles of excitement over ‘silver bullets’ to combat poverty. Is the artificial intelligence hype any different?

Vincent Kam February 15, 2018
U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jarad Denton

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

February 14, 2018 Kylee Pedersen
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Iraq and Afghanistan are striking examples of the entanglement of Western aid and defence priorities. But is securitization here to stay?

Vincent Kam February 6, 2018