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How to embrace technology without dooming humanity to destruction

How to embrace technology without dooming humanity to destruction

Thu 6, Aug 2015

The world today is facing some serious global challenges: creating sustainable development in the face of climate change, safeguarding rights and justice, and growing ethical markets, for a start.

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Talking about security, religion and radicalisation

Talking about security, religion and radicalisation

Wed 5, Aug 2015

Recently, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Uncertainties met to discuss the rise of radicalism in religion, in particular radical Islamism, following an increase in the radicalisation of people in the United Kingdom through social media and other influences.

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A Lesson from History: The Dangerous Power of Idealism

A Lesson from History: The Dangerous Power of Idealism

Wed 29, Jul 2015

When young people fall prey to adult handlers, or turn away from parents and teachers who ‘just don’t understand’, it is not always because they do not have strong relationships at home.

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Extremism plan pushes UK down dangerously illiberal road

Extremism plan pushes UK down dangerously illiberal road

Tue 21, Jul 2015

David Cameron has attacked British universities for failing to tackle extremism on their campuses. In a speech setting out a five-year plan to counter extreme views, the UK prime minister accused university leaders of “looking the other way” when Islamist extremists speak on campus. This, he said was “through a mixture of misguided liberalism and cultural sensitivity”.

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The Changing Character of War Programme

The Changing Character of War Programme

Mon 20, Jul 2015

The Changing Character of War Programme (CCW) is devoted to the interdisciplinary study of war and armed conflict. It is a policy-relevant research programme based in Pembroke College at the University of Oxford, and enjoying global influence and international partnerships. It is unique in its delivery of high-quality, high-impact research, combined with practice, policy and advisory engagement.

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Cameron looks to drones in the fight against Islamic State

Cameron looks to drones in the fight against Islamic State

Wed 15, Jul 2015

David Cameron has said that he is looking at potentially increasing the use of drones, spy planes and special forces in its fight against Islamic State. The prime minister says this equipment has become vital to “keeping us safe” and is now top of his defence shopping list.

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Cyber security innovation in the United Kingdom

Cyber security innovation in the United Kingdom

Mon 13, Jul 2015

Innovation is key if the digital economy is to thrive. Technology-driven and value-driven propositions make a compelling case for it. Innovation in the cyber security sector plays an important role to enable trust in our systems, secure our cyberspace, and enforce privacy.

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What we’ve learned about radicalisation since 7/7 bombings a decade ago

What we’ve learned about radicalisation since 7/7 bombings a decade ago

Wed 8, Jul 2015

As the UK marks the tenth anniversary of the July 7 London bombings, there is a sense that what was a terrible new phenomenon in 2005 has become increasingly prevalent

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Research expertise sought to support Cooperation Ireland’s LEGaSI Programme

Research expertise sought to support Cooperation Ireland’s LEGaSI Programme

Tue 7, Jul 2015

Over the last six months, we have been working closely with the Partnership to explore the potential for collaborative research to inform our work on alternative approaches to reducing marginalisation.

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Teachers on the frontline against terror: what should schools do about radicalisation?

Teachers on the frontline against terror: what should schools do about radicalisation?

Tue 30, Jun 2015

Schools will have a legal duty to prevent their pupils being drawn into terrorism from July 1, when new counter-terrorism guidelines come into force.

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