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Europe on a World map
by Ivan Kalmar  |  20th April 2022

Ivan Kalmar, author of 'White But Not Quite', argues that dismissive attitudes towards Eastern Europeans are a form of racism and explores the close relation between racism towards Central Europeans and racism by Central Europeans: a people white but not quite.…Read more

Refugee camp .
by Sarah Adjekum  |  11th April 2022

Sarah Adjekum considers the recent media coverage of Ukrainian refugees which betrays an underlying difference in attitude towards refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Discourse on Ukrainian refugees frames ‘Other’ (non-White) refugees as threats in waiting, and in turn influences how Western nations frame their response to refugees and increase restriction on their rights.…Read more

Cranes flying in the sunset

Colin Yeo, author of 'Refugee Law', considers the UK government’s ‘bespoke’ scheme for those fleeing Ukraine in the context of previous responses to refugee crises going back to WW1. …Read more

Ukraine flag with sunlight shining through it

What is an extra slice of Ukrainian territory to Russia? Sven Biscop discusses Russia attacking Ukraine. …Read more

by Rianne Dekker Caroline Oliver and Karin Geuijen  |  8th December 2021

Rianne Dekker, Caroline Oliver and Karin Geuijen explore the issues in their Policy & Politics article 'Can community involvement policies mitigate NIMBYism and local opposition to asylum seeker centres?'…Read more

Field full of white crosses in the ground. A war memorial.

Rafe McGregor, author of 'Critical Criminology and Literary Criticism', considers the genre of war memoir and explains why it is a useful resource for understanding the ongoing War on Terror.…Read more

Afghan Woman leaving Kabul airport

Jo Wilding outlines the plight of Afghan asylum applications in the UK and the severe inadequacy of the asylum system as a whole.…Read more

by Lily Hamourtziadou  |  11th August 2021

Lily Hamourtziadou looks at how the pursuit of liberal capitalist democracy has failed Iraq and produced only violence, terrorism, poverty, crime, instability and economic failure. …Read more

Chess game.
by Sven Biscop  |  14th June 2021

Sven Biscop, author of 'Grand Strategy in 10 Words: A Guide to Great Power Politics in the 21st Century' discusses the difference between competition and rivalry in international politics, and where the EU and US should set the red line in China and Russia’s pursuit for power.…Read more

A row of police with riot shields
by Ross Deuchar Vaughn Crichlow and Seth Fallik  |  30th April 2021

Based on 'Police–Community Relations in Times of Crisis: Decay and Reform in the Post-Ferguson Era', by Ross Deuchar, Vaughn Crichlow and Seth Fallik, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around how to create a shared understanding of the nuances to police-community relations.…Read more