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So the Oceans are Worth $24 Trillion U.S…

It is good to know that we humans have done our audit and determined what the oceans are worth. The chief architect putting a price tag to 70% of the planet is Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, an Australian marine scientist and director of the University of Queensland’s Global Change Institute. Totaling up the …

Nazarbaev Heads For A New Term In Kazakh…

Voters in Kazakhstan are voting in a ballot that is expected to result in the reelection of President Nursultan Nazarbaev. With authorities clamping down on opposition and keeping tight control over the media in the energy-producing Central Asian nation, the 74-year-old Nazarbaev is expected to win…

At War against Itself: Religious Identit…

JCTS (Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security) | Vol. 4 | No. 1-2 | April-October 2014 Abstract This paper critically examines the uneasy nexus between religious identity and spiralling violence in contemporary northern Nigeria. This nexus is illustrated with the ongoing militancy …

Leadership and Economic Integration: the…

JCTS | Vol. 4 | No. 1-2 | April-October 2014 Abstract Sub-regional economic integration offers benefits to members, including new trade opportunities, larger markets, an increase in bargaining power and increased competition. However these benefits are yet to become a reality in Central …

Islamic State, Afghanistan and Pakistan!…

The Baqiya wa Tatamaddad (remaining and expanding) strategic motivations of the Islamic State have created a commotion that needs to be examined objectively, particularly reports related to the terror organization’s recruitment and expansion in South Asia. The open source intercepts of the militants…

Gendered (In)Securities: Refugee Camps i…

By Dr. Selin Akyüz* and Dr. Bezen Balamir Coşkun** Abstract Academic literature on security and securitization has been criticized for neglecting the significance of gender as a dimension of security. Literature on security within international relations discipline, whether in the West or in…

China Inherits Obama’s Nightmare

As NATO withdraws from Afghanistan, the continuing terrorism emanating from there and Pakistan  has become a security threat to China Two weeks before Barack Obama took his first oath of office as president of the United States in January 2009, he said that the country giving him the most sleepless n…

Ukraine Analysis: A Deal Which Is “Neith…

After all night talks in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the outcomes of the four party talks in the so-called Normandy format (Ukraine, Russia, France, and Germany) have neither brought a major breakthrough or a complete disaster. As a deal, it is not a solution, but perhaps a step towards one. It a…

Syriza’s Spinning, but Nobody’s Buying

The Greek crisis is accelerating more rapidly than many anticipated. As CNN reports: Greek markets are tumbling after the European Central Bank raised the pressure on the country’s new anti-austerity government to stick to the terms of its massive international bailout program, a message German…

Has China Made Its First Big Military Sa…

China has reportedly provided both Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan with sophisticated air defense systems, which would represent the largest Chinese military equipment deal thus far in Central Asia. Reportedly, China has provided one battalion each to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan of the HQ-9 air defense…

Climate Change in the News – Geo-enginee…

I write a considerable amount about climate change. Why? Because I consider it and runaway human population growth to be the two most significant negative impactors in the 21st century. This week some of us here on Earth once more brought up the topic of geo-engineering our way out of climate change…

New Georgian Interior Minister Faces Mul…

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has promoted First Deputy Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri to succeed his former boss, Aleksandr Chikaidze, as minister. Chikaidze had submitted his resignation on January 23, citing as his reason for doing so allegations that he had protected from pro…

Book Reviews

Book Review: Routledge Handboo…

Roger Mac Ginty (Ed) Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2013, ISBN 978…

Book Review: Human Security in…

Sorpong Peou (ed.) Human Security in East Asia: Challenges for Collaborative Action 2009, Abingdo…

Book Review: Formal Peace and …

Zoe Marriage Formal Peace and Informal War: Security and Development in Congo Routledge, 2013, ISB…

Book Review: The Identity Poli…

Camila Orjuela The Identity Politics of Peacebuilding – Civil Society In War-Torn Sri Lanka  Londo…

Book Review: Identity, Reconci…

Nevin T. Aiken, Identity, Reconciliation and Transitional Justice: Overcoming Intractability in Div…

Book Review: Building a People…

Alan Collins Building a People-oriented Security Community the ASEAN Way Abingdon: Routledge, 2013…

Book Review: Armed Conflict an…

In 2010, Alexander Betts argued that it no longer makes sense to speak of the “refugee regime”. Inst…

Book Review: Cultural Encounte…

Tarik Sabry’s Cultural Encounters in the Arab World: On Media, the Modern and the Everyday is, first…

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Film Reviews

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Turning to a never-ending story because of the uncertainity about the director whether to be Guillermo Del Toro or or the director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy Peter Jackson and delays due to legal actions, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jou…

REVOLUTION: A Power Cut and the End of S…

Watching a TVseries is a great time investment compared to enjoying a movie. That is why, I feel quite picky before taking the risk of being a follower of several seasons. After watching NBC's new TV drama Revolution's trailer and reading a…

Movie Review: Khuda Kay Liye - In the Na…

The Pakistani Urdu Language Drama Film “Khuda Kay Liye (In the Name of God)”, literal translation “For God’s Sake”, is the story of misinterpretation of Islam and its backlash on the lives of people. The basic theme of this emotional 170 mi…

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