Category Archives: Global Governance

What are the New Sustainable Development Goals?

  Consensus has been reached on the Sustainable Development Goals.  The goals represent a 15 year plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.  Here are the goals agreed earlier in the month: Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms … Continue reading

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Cameron’s Speech on Tackling Terrorism

The ten things you need to know about Cameron’s plans to tackle extremism: 1. Cameron outlined his five-year strategy to tackle subversive doctrine and defeat extremism 2. He argued that defeating extremism is the “struggle of our generation” 3. He … Continue reading

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The Use and Impact of Economic Sanctions

1.  Robert A. Pape’s article in International Security, titled “Why Economist Sanctions Do Not Work,” argues that sanctions have only been effective 5% of the time 2.  The longer sanctions are imposed, the less chance they have of succeeding. 3.  … Continue reading

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The Nuclear Deal with Iran

A deal has been struck between Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers – the US, UK, France, China and Russia plus Germany. Here’s my starter for ten: 1. Supporters of Obama, will see the nuclear deal as his … Continue reading

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Reflections on terrorism and counter-terrorism since 7/7

1.  Is terrorism on the rise? Given that there is no consensus on the definition of terrorism (there are over 250 definitions of terrorism, according to a recent study) it means that governments have been able to broaden the definition … Continue reading

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A Starter for Ten on the Countering Violent Extremism Summit

Starter for Ten on the 3 day Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE): 1. The aim of the Summit is to discuss community-oriented approaches to countering violent extremism. 2. It is anticipated that representatives at the Summit will develop a … Continue reading

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International Affairs Internships

Are you interested in international affairs and looking to gain experience through an internship? Here’s my Starter for Ten on some of the most prestigious internship programmes: 1. United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme 2. Traineeships with the European Commission 3. … Continue reading

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Lecture by Visiting Professor Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP on the Threat Posed by the Islamic State

Watch the public lecture delivered by the Rt.Hon. Peter Hain, at the University of South Wales on ‘Confronting the Threat Posed by ISIL’ ( http://estream.southwales.ac.uk/Embed.aspx?id=11257&wmode=opaque&code=ci~eeGHFJrIO6MGf5C2baVPeHBYBS )  

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Ten Facts about the MSc Global Governance at the University of South Wales

1. This innovative global governance Masters degree is delivered by leading academics who are internationally recognised experts in the field. 2. Guest lecturers will include Rt. Hon Peter Hain MP on international treaty negotiations and Geoff Cousins (former Global Director … Continue reading

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