May 2018

JPL NASA blog | May 31, 2018

Dear Expecdawnt Readers

By Marc Rayman Propelled by the perfect combination of xenon ions, hydrazine rocket propellant and adrenaline, Dawn is on the verge of its most ambitious exploits yet. Having flawlessly completed…

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Asian Security | May 31, 2018

Jihad in the Bastion of “Moderation”: Understanding the Threat of ISIS in Malaysia

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Chatham House | May 31, 2018

Should Debt in the Developing World be Cancelled?

In light of the absence of an international process in place for dealing with government debt crisis, panellists discuss the pros and cons of relieving debt burdens.

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Chatham House | May 30, 2018

Iraq’s Future: Elections, Corruption and the Struggle for a State

Against a difficult backdrop, Iraq scheduled parliamentary elections on 12 May. Our panellists discuss the prospects for the future of Iraq.

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European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) | May 29, 2018

Is Italy facing a new political crisis?

Mark Leonard speaks with Silvia Francescon and Nathalie Tocci about the brewing political crisis in Italy and what impact this could have on Europe as a whole. Image credit: Italian…

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Chatham House | May 25, 2018

Stopping the Use of Chemical Weapons in Modern Conflicts

This event looks at the lessons learned in the aftermath of the chemical attacks in Salisbury and Douma.

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Chatham House | May 25, 2018

Reconstruction in Syria: Between Political Pragmatism and Human Rights Idealism

This event aims to shed light on the risks, opportunities and challenges that should be taken into account by various stakeholders such as governments, businesses and NGOs when approaching reconstruction…

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Chatham House | May 25, 2018

Mainstreaming Human Rights: From Humanitarian Response to Funding Reconstruction in Syria

This event aims to shed light on the risks, opportunities and challenges that should be taken into account by various stakeholders such as governments, businesses and NGOs when approaching reconstruction…

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Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) – Publications | May 24, 2018

Why the health of the NHS depends on growth and reform

CPS cautions against increased NHS spending following analysis which shows that such extra spending has an alarming tendency to go hand in hand with greater...

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European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) | May 24, 2018

Can Europe save the Iran deal?

Mark Leonard presents highlights of the ECFR event “Can Europe save the Iran Deal?” with Ellie Geranmayeh, Norbert Röttgen, and Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger. Picture credit: German Foreign Minister Steinmeier, EU…

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War and Society | May 23, 2018

Erratum

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War and Society | May 23, 2018

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Chatham House | May 23, 2018

Islam, Immigration and Identity in Europe

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed draws on findings from his book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity, to examine relations between the West and the Muslim world.

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Asian Security | May 22, 2018

The Power of Prestige: Explaining China’s Nuclear Weapons Decisions

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Chatham House | May 21, 2018

The Politics of Personality in the Middle East

Our panel examines different models of governance and leadership throughout the Middle East – how does the archetype of the political ‘strongman’ present itself throughout these nations and varying political…

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Chatham House | May 18, 2018

Inside the Battle for the New Libya

Panellists will discuss the findings of Frederic Wehrey’s new book, The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya, seeking to explore what went wrong in Libya and where…

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European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) | May 17, 2018

Strategy or Cacophony? – Is there a European strategic culture?

Mark Leonard talks to the all star cast of Nick Witney, Ulrike Franke and Jeremy Shapiro on the topic of European strategic culture. Picture Credit: European Parliament ( CC…

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Chatham House | May 17, 2018

Undercurrents: Episode 8 – Ronan Farrow on Diplomacy

This week Agnes met up with Ronan Farrow to discuss the waning reputation of career diplomats, how foreign leaders should deal with the Trump administration, and how new technology is…

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Forum for Social Economics | May 16, 2018

Merging Dugger’s Concepts with O’Hara’s Principles to Advance Social and Institutional Economics

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Asian Security | May 16, 2018

First Movers, Democratization and Unilateral Concessions: Overcoming Commitment Problems and Negotiating a “Nationwide Cease-Fire” in Myanmar

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Asian Security | May 16, 2018

The Initiation of the Sino-Indian rivalry

Volume 15, Issue 3, September-December 2019, Page 253-284.

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USA Dept of Labor | May 15, 2018

USAGov’s 6 Things to Know Before You Start Paying Off Your Student Loans

Here are six great tips from StudentAid.gov that can help you start the process of paying off your student loans.

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Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) – Publications | May 14, 2018

New Blue – Ideas for a New Generation

The Centre for Policy Studies publishes a collection of essays from bright young thinkers on the centre-right, including Conservative MPs from the 2015 and 2017 intakes, on topics that matter…

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European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) | May 14, 2018

Macron: one year on

Mark Leonard speaks with Manuel Lafont Rapnouil, Almut Möller and Vessela Tcherneva, about what has changed in French foreign policy with Macron one year in office as French president. Picture…

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USA Dept of Labor | May 11, 2018

Preventing Addiction: Share Your Story

During National Prevention Week, May 13-19, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) encourages families to take action today for a healthier tomorrow.

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