On Swiss contracts, shared economy, Russian Grand Strategy, Smart Women & Libyan Militias | This Week’s Top Hot Links #137

11 Dec

Another busy week is drawing to a close and our Top Hot Links are back to provide some food for thought. 1.1. Swiss news portal Le News debates whether the increase in short-term contracts may be hindering the professional capabilities of the United Nations Office in Geneva. Increasingly, it appears as though there is a […]

Reflections on the WHS Roundtable

22 Nov

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On November 12-13 Cat participated in a round-table discussion in the lead up for the World Humanitarian Summit of 2016 in Geneva. The World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) is an initiative by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to improve humanitarian action. Through the two-year consultation process, the aim is to build a more inclusive and diverse humanitarian […]

British & European Democratic Unity – Politics & National Identity

22 Nov

A yes campaigner and no campaigner during the Scottish independence referendum, at Cromarty Firth in the Scottish Highlands, with a drilling platform towering over them. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod/The Guardian Politics Blog

Before the Scottish referendum on independence I wrote on ‘Fromoverhere’ a short piece entitled ‘TRIDENT & SCOTLAND NOT JUST A QUESTION OF ‘YES’ OR ‘NO’ TO THE UNION’. What concerned me then, a concern that has been reinforced since, is that the political climate in Scotland is driving the ‘no nukes’ in Scotland agenda not […]