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 […]

Interview – Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: World Visions, Continental Views

22 Nov

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  In her capacity as Director of the School of International Futures, UK, Cat participated in the seminar “Latin America and the Caribbean 2030: World Visions, Continental Views” seminar, hosted by ILPES on September 24th and 25th at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile. In […]

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 […]

Income inequality, German diplomacy, a test for US-China relations and nightmares in Gaza | This Week’s Top Hot Links #133

7 Aug

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at how income inequality is dampening US economic growth with an analysis at a recent S&P report . We then keep looking at growing importance of German diplomacy in western relations with Russia. The confrontation in Ukraine may represent a test for German […]

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 […]

Evaluating Elections in Europe and Egypt | This Week’s Top Hot Links #129

4 Jun

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at the impact of elections in Egypt and Europe, and examines what they really reveals about those in power and the opinions of those casting the votes. It also provides a critique and defence of US domestic and foreign policy, from the viewpoints […]

New ASAP Delphi Study on Illicit Financial Flows Post-2015

3 Jun

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Academics Stand Against Poverty is conducting a Delphi study on the best way to tackle illicit financial flows through the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Illicit financial flows are international movements of funds illegally earned, transferred or utilized. Examples include the proceeds of crime and corruption and funds involved in tax avoidance and evasion schemes. […]