This week’s hot links include EU strategy, refugee policy, counter-terror strategy and analysis of the geo-politics of Turkey’s failed coup.

27 Jul

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This week’s hot links include EU strategy, refugee policy, counter-terror strategy and analysis of the geo-politics of Turkey’s failed coup.

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 […]

Pakistan Calling: independent film-making and the power of narrative

16 Sep

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What does a street Pakistani child that collects garbage to survive think about terrorism? An online film project that targets the Pakistani diaspora wants to revive the interests in the country’s challenges by harnessing the power of alternative narrative and new media. And they are doing a great job so far!

‘With Wikistrat, crowdsourcing gets geopolitical’ – FT

15 Sep

The Financial Times has published an article on the innovative crowdsourcing forecasting method of Wikistrat, an organisation that Cat is actively involved with. ‘I agree with the sentiment in the article’ commented Cat, ‘We need more innovation and networks of views into the foreign policy dialogue space.’

Inside the Islamic State’s capital, the political climate is still tense in the Caucasus | This Week’s Top Hot Links #134

1 Sep

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This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at two main topics: ISIS and conflicts’ aftermath in the Caucasus. The first link analyses ISIS potential WMD capabilities as from information extracted from an Islamic State’s laptop in Syria. Secondly, how is it like to live in a city administrated by the […]

China’s corruption scandals, US-Israel relations and fighting in Libya | This Week’s Top Hot Links #132

1 Aug

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at Xi Jinping’s unprecedented anti-corruption campaign and how his adversaries’ fear might bring them closer together. We then keep looking at China and how the slow embrace of internet by Chinese business should make productivity soar. The links also analyse Israel mistrust on […]

On the consequences of the MH17 crash, China’s domestic insurgency and Big Data | This Week’s Top Hot Links #131

25 Jul

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at two different perspectives on the consequences of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. First, how will the accident affect Dutch-Russian relations? Secondly, is the West being forced to finally change the way it approaches Russia? The Top Hot Links also analyse […]

On water scarcity and future of urbanisation | This Week’s Top Hot Links #130

18 Jul

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs analyses the challenges posed by the threat of water scarcity to government and companies, and takes a look at the future largest cities in 2030. It also provide a critical assessment of Sino-American relations, and on how and why a conflict must be avoided at all […]