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Documentary ‘Journey into Europe’ stimulates interfaith discourse

Documentary ‘Journey into Europe’ stimulates interfaith discourse

Wed 2, Dec 2015

A documentary that raises awareness of how those who have learned the peaceful message and history of Islam are well placed to promote interfaith harmony

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Why the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) announced more traditional military platforms for nuclear, air, land and sea

Why the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) announced more traditional military platforms for nuclear, air, land and sea

Tue 1, Dec 2015

The 2015 SDSR makes it clear that a broad approach must be taken that means spending be increased on more traditional military platforms

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How technology can create conflict

How technology can create conflict

Thu 26, Nov 2015

An exploration of the current technologies that are driving and changing conflict.

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Britain boosts military spending – here’s what it will be buying

Britain boosts military spending – here’s what it will be buying

The Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 boosts the UK's defence budget and highlights areas of specific military interest.

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SDSR: The Strategic Defence and Security Review (2015)

SDSR: The Strategic Defence and Security Review (2015)

Wed 25, Nov 2015

Following the publication of the UK's Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), PaCCS highlights key opportunities for research to deliver impact.

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From Turkey to the Baltics, NATO faces up to Russia

From Turkey to the Baltics, NATO faces up to Russia

Tue 13, Oct 2015

Jens Stoltenberg, secretary general of NATO, has said the organisation is “ready and able to defend all allies, including Turkey against any threats”. This followed incursions into Turkish airspace by Russian planes. On the same day, UK defence secretary, Michael Fallon announced that around 100 British troops would be deployed to the Baltic region.

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Colombia’s deal with the FARC could bring peace – or create a power vacuum

Colombia’s deal with the FARC could bring peace – or create a power vacuum

Wed 7, Oct 2015

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londoño – alias Timochenko, the leader of Latin America’s longest-running insurgency, the FARC – have signed a historic deal which sets out a process of transitional justice for Colombia. They have committed to signing the final peace agreement within six months.

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Defecting jihadists help reveal why they signed up to Islamic State

Defecting jihadists help reveal why they signed up to Islamic State

They say disillusionment is the gap between expectation and reality. If the conclusions of a report just published by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence are anything to go by, it’s a gap that’s causing an increasing number of Islamic State fighters to defect.

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Just how dangerous are the skies over Syria?

Just how dangerous are the skies over Syria?

Tue 6, Oct 2015

Washington greeted reports of the Russian air force’s first wave of airstrikes on September 30 with fierce rhetoric. Moscow, said defence secretary Ash Carter, was “pouring gasoline on the fire” in Syria.

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Telling ‘Noble and Good Men from the Rest’: UAVs and the Prisoner taken at Sphacteria

Telling ‘Noble and Good Men from the Rest’: UAVs and the Prisoner taken at Sphacteria

Tue 22, Sep 2015

The situation of soldiers coming under fire and attack from other soldiers incurring risk of injury or death has, to some degree, been considered to be something of a fair fight. As we look to the ongoing centenary of the Great War, we also look back to a period where that element of fairness characterised, for the most part, the war that was fought.

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