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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?
07 February 2013 - PA Industrial Zones: Cementing Statehood or Occupation
|Alaa Tartir argues that Palestinian Authority industrial zones are yet another example of avoiding the roots of the problem facing the Palestinian people. They were not built to challenge the occupation and colonization and decades-long denial of rights, but rather to impose an economic peace between the colonizer and the colonized. This reality cannot be masked by talking of profits, economic efficiency, and other technical jargon.
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|.
08 November 2012 - Al-Qaeda resurgent?
'Al-Qaeda is resurgent in fragile and failing states, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, the Egyptian Sinai and Mali, which are also afflicted by grave governance problems, resource scarcity, humanitarian crises, absolute poverty and conflict.' Read Alia Brahimi's latest article for Al Jazeera|.
05 November 2012 - A new approach to Palestinian aid
Alaa Tartir and his co-author argue in Foreign Policy| for an alternative aid agenda for Palestinians. They write that 'an alternative aid agenda would need political protection by donor agencies and their governments because it would pose a direct challenge to Israel's colonial enterprise. Otherwise donors are simply soothing the pain while Israel continues to colonize and dispossess the Palestinian people.'
26 October 2012 - World Bank policies persistently fail Palestinians
Alaa Tartir and his co-author argue that the inability of the World Bank to provide policy recommendations that properly account for the effects of occupation renders its advice irrelevant. And therefore, it is time to look for alternative models of aid, ones that do not simply seek new ways for the Palestinians to cope with life under occupation, but rather challenge the status quo. Read his op ed for Ma'an News Agency here|.
19 October 2012 - The Electronic Intifada Podcast: Alaa Tartir on building a sustainable Palestinian 'resistance economy'
| 'What Palestinians need under occupation is a resistance economy. They need an economy that can support them in order to face the occupation, and eventually to end the occupation.'
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/|
22 May 2012 - Pakistan and Centre Stage at the NATO summit
Tom Kirk| writes in Global Policy| that 'Contemporary foreign assistance arguably encourages Pakistan’s elites to view party politics as a game of probability and state institutions as tools with which to reward clients and punish rivals...Elites are left with few incentives to engage in meaningful social reforms.'
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.