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Professor Cox reappointed Associate Research Fellow at Chatham House|

Professor Michael Cox has been reappointed as an Associate Research Fellow to Chatham House where he contributes to their US Programme. Professor Cox began his association with Chatham House twenty years ago when working on his bestselling book Superpower Without a Mission: US Foreign Policy after the Cold War, published in 1995.

 
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Prof Hartley's 'Siberia: A History of People' Review by Sunday Times|

Siberia: A History of People received an excellent review by Vanora Bennet of The Sunday Times. "Hartley's beautifully chosen and told compendium of life stories down the centuries illuminates [the] region..." Read the full review here.|

 
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Supremacy or Survival? The West in an Asian Century|

Is there a new Asian century in the making? And if there is, what will this mean for the West? Professor Michael Cox and Danny Quah tackled these questions, and more, in a public debate for the LSE Summer School on Monday 4th August. Audio podcast and lecture notes are available here. |

 
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The Geopolitics of Eurasia Economic Integration - new LSE IDEAS Report|

On 27th June, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine signed an Association Agreement tying them to the EU. This means that they will not be joining the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), as did Belarus and Armenia and as Moscow had hoped. Moscow’s coercive tactics to encourage EEU accession are forcing the countries of the region to make a choice between Russia and the EU. Read the Press Release here. |

 
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Prof Michael Cox on Power Shifts in Kathimerini newspaper|

Greek newspaper Kathimerini interviewed Professor Michael Cox while in Athens for two LSE IDEAS public lectures in June. The article discusses Power Shifts, US hegemony, the rise of the East, Britain and Europe, and the crisis in Ukraine. Original articlehere.|

 
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The Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy|

LSE IDEAS Report, Ending the Drug Wars|, endorsed by Nobel Prize winning economists and world leaders says: ‘It is time to end the ‘war on drugs’ and massively redirect resources towards effective evidence-based policies underpinned by rigorous economic analysis. This report will be presented to Guatemala’s Minister of Interior, Mauricio López Bonilla at our event tomorrow. More on the event here|.

 
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Eminent Historian Prof Matthew Connelly appointed as next Philippe Roman Chair|

Pandemics, nuclear war and the global history of population control are among the issues explored by the latest academic to take up the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs, here at LSE IDEAS. Read the whole press release here. |

 
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LSE IDEAS Ranked 2nd Best University Affiliated Think Tank in the World!|

LSE IDEAS ranked second only to Harvard University’s Belfer Center in the 2013 Think Tank and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) league tables. IDEAS was also ranked sixth for its report 'Governing the Global Drug Wars' and eighth among global 'Think Tanks To Watch'. Press Release available here |and in Chinese.|

 

Book Review - Siberia: A History of the People by Janet M Hartley
The Sunday Times has reviewed Professor Janet Hartley's latest book 'Siberia: A History of the People.' "Siberia is Russia’s wild west, its land of extremes. A deft history charts the endless attempts to control it". Read the full review here.

Southeast Asian view of China’s ‘not so neighbourly’ rise
Dr Munir Majid in International Politics: 'Nowhere in the world has the rise of China had such a massive economic impact as it has in Southeast Asia. Yet over the last few years attitudes towards China in many countries in the region have moved from being positive and benign towards becoming suspicious, perplexed and negative.'

Trade and Environment: Is the EU a lame duck in front of China?
LSE IDEAS Visiting Fellow Dr Valeria Zanier and Ms Yu Jie, also from IDEAS, will be holding an enlightening discussion which will shed some light on the dynamics of present EU-China relations. 6th May, 16.30 - 18.00, Clement House (CLM) Room 7.02. This is an event organised by the LSESU European Society.

 

A New Development Bank, An Old Dream Coming True
By Kamila Pieczara, Doctoral Student at The University of Warwick.   At the recent summit of major emerging economies called the BRICS (B for Brazil, R for Russia, I for India, C for China, and S for South Africa), they … Continue reading

In Singapore, the Shangri-La Dialogue reflected tensions in Asian security
By Kamila Pieczara, PhD student in Politics and International Studies (PaIS), Warwick University   2002 was a year of crisis between Pakistan and India, which almost resulted in war.[1] This was also the year of the first Asia Security Summit, convened … Continue reading

BJP Victory: Leadership Cult or Institutional Change?
By Dr Manali Desai, Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Cambridge.   The BJP’s resounding victory in the 2014 elections is undoubtedly the start of a new era in Indian politics. It will reverberate regionally within South Asia, as … Continue reading

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2014_10_07_NEW! ChinaParadox

The Paradox of China's Peaceful Rise|

Tuesday 7 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Professor Barry Buzan; Discussant: Professor Arne Westad; Chair: Professor Michael Cox

 
2014_10_21_NEW! Connelly_Transparency

The Radical Transparency of the American Republic|

Tuesday 21 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Arne Westad

 
2014_10_22_NEW2! ChinaWorld

A Changing World and China|

Wednesday 22 October 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Mr Wu Jian Min; Chair: Professor Arne Westad

 
2014_11_05_NEW! Karamouzi_GreeceEEC

God Save the Community: Greece’s Entry into the EEC|

Wednesday 5 November 2014, 6.30 -8.00pm, Tower 2, room 9.04
Speaker: Dr Eirini Karamouzi; Discussant: Dr Piers Ludlow; Chair: Professor Michael Cox

 
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Stalin's Team|

Tuesday 11 November 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Wolfson Theatre, NAB
Speaker: Professor Sheila Fitzpatrick; Chair: Professor Vladislav Zubok

 
2014_12_02_NEW! Connelly_Open

Open Government in the Age of Total War|

Tuesday 2 December 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Arne Westad

 
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The Cold War and the Culture of Secrecy|

Tuesday 13 January 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, venue TBC
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Michael Cox

 
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Crowd-Sourcing, Surveillance, and the Era of the Synopticon|

Tuesday 17 March 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, venue TBC
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Michael Cox

 
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