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January 2016 – Who is cashing in on keeping migrants out?
Ruben Andersson’s latest post for the New Internationalist magazine on the border control industry, it’s winners and the global effects it generates.
05 December 2015 -The movement of refugees to Europe will continue, regardless of how dangerous EU states make it
Ali Ali visited Istanbul in October to attend a workshop organised by Syrian civil society and relief groups to assess and coordinate a response to mass displacement. In his article for openDemocracy he tells us what he has learned.
25 November 2015 – Ukraine and Crimea: a report from the front
In October Professor Mary Kaldor visited Kiev to meet with activists, government officials and representatives from local and international non-governmental organisations. Then she travelled south to Odessa, Kherson and the Crimean border where a civic blockade is taking place. What does she conclude from the trip about the complex situation in Ukraine?
17 November 2015 - "Why Another 'War on Terror' won't Work"
Professor Kaldor writes for The Nation about the latest attacks in Paris and the ‘anachronistic’ response to them. "Have we learned nothing from the last fourteen years? It was President Bush who declared a “war on terror” after 9/11, a statement that led us to the Patriot Act, the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and Guantánamo. The war response does not work; it makes things worse." she says.
26 October 2015 - Border Criminologies
Ruben Andersson’s guest post ‘The Illegality Industry: Notes on Europe’s Dangerous Border Experiment’ launches a new blog series on European border security for Oxford Criminologies.
23 August 2015 -Europe's migrant crisis
In his article for The Guardian, Dr Andersson writes about Europe's disastrous security response to the crisis. 'The emergency is not inevitable: we could treat asylum and labour mobility as questions of justice or opportunity, as some European states did in the postwar era' he says. Read the article here.
31 July 2015 - BBC Radio Scotland
Dr Ruben Andersson discusses the recent crisis in Calais on BBC Radio Scotland. Andersson features 14 minutes and 30 seconds into the show which is available until the end of August.
07 July 2015 – Interview about the life and mind of Mary Kaldor
Mary Kaldor was interviewed for Strife blog, King’s College London. Read here about what has influenced her intellectual trajectory.
15 June 2015 - Are nuclear weapons ever justified?
Professor Mary Kaldor joins a panel discussion on nuclear weapons at the BBC Big Questions. She argues that using nuclear weapons as weapons of war is morally unjustifiable and completely against all the laws of war. But do the other panellists agree?
28 May 2015 - Ruben Andersson talks about illegal migration, NPR radio
Listen to Dr Ruben Andersson's NPR radio interview about Europe's clandestine migration and how it has become an industry.
19 May 2015 - Using information systems to document human-rights violations in Syria
Dr Ali Ali writes for OpenSecurity about how Syrian human rights defenders have used ICT tools to challenge the Syrian state before 2011 and how things have changed after the uprising.
19 March 2015 - The future of UK defence, The World Tonight
Professor Mary Mary Kaldor joined a panel at a special edition of the World Tonight recorded in front of a live audience at Chatham House. The discussion was about the future of defence in the UK. ‘The risk is that we are spending money on very expensive weapon systems instead of doing the kind of thing that actually needs to be done’ she said.
28 February 2015 - Europe and the 'industry' of migration
Ruben Andersson took part in the leading in-depth foreign affairs programme on Swedish radio, P1 Konflikt. The programme was dedicated to exploring how an 'industry' of migration controls has emerged at the European Union's external borders, as explored in Ruben's book Illegality, Inc.
August 2014 - The fight against irregular migration at Europe’s borders
Dr Ruben Andersson writes in El País and the Financial Times about the industry of illegal migration and its expansion despite repeated failures. He makes suggestions for how the problem could be solved.
04 July 2014 - BBC Newsnight
Professor Mary Kaldor appeared on Newsnight to discuss Britain's new aircraft carriers with the former First Sealord Admiral Lord West. She argues that this enormous and costly ship, supposed to fly the American F 35 Lightning strike fighter, which is not yet available and has run into huge problems bot technical and financial, is a typical example of what she calls a 'baroque' military technology.
13 June 2014 - No Wars? New Wars? Peacemaking in new contexts
Professor Mary Kaldor gives the first talk for this year's OxPeace conference 'The Future of Peacebuilding'.
04 June 2014 - 'Fit For Purpose', BBC Radio 4
Professor Mary Kaldor joins a panel at the Radio Four series 'Fit For Purpose' to discuss NATO and its future.
26 February 2013 - Iraq: 10 Years on, Newsnight
Professor Kaldor joins an audience of experts on a special programme about the war in Iraq and how it has changed geopolitics. She answers: when can intervention work?
05 December 2012 - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Interview
Professor Mary Kaldor talked about Europe’s subterranean politics at ABC’s ‘Late Night Live’ programme. You can listen to the interview here.
01 October 2012 - BBC Newsnight
Eric Hobsbawm, the eminent historian and public intellectual died on
01 October 2012. Mary Kaldor joined Alain de Botton in a discussion about the role of intellectuals in politics.
29 September 2012 - The Eurozone and Democracy
Dr Sabine Selchow joined a panel to discuss ‘The Eurozone and Democracy’ in BBC World Service’s programme ‘In the Balance’. Dr Selchow drew on a report that came out of a recent collaborative research project based at LSE, entitled ‘The Bubbling Up of Subterranean Politics in Europe’. You can read the report here: http://www.gcsknowledgebase.org/europe/
06 May 2012 - Go Global (and Beware of War)
Mary Kaldor writes in The Occupied Times: 'We need a new green economic paradigm not only because of the risk of climate change and resource depletion, but also to solve current economic problems. To achieve this, I believe we will need a greater role for local (municipal or sub-regional), regional (European) and global governance because of the institutional blockage at national levels.