Category Archives: Globalisation

BOKO HARAM

The founder of BK is Mohammed Yussuf .Yussuf was a trained Salafist. He followed the fundamentalist teachings of a 14 C cleric called Ibn Taymiyya, who is one of the forefathers of the Wahabi tradition. Other noted individuals who have … Continue reading

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Dealing with transnational hybrid terrorist threats

1) Consider stepping outside the Realist perspective of the problem. This is difficult because we are dealing with ‘an enemy’ whose language is realist-guns, bombs, be-headings. Any further hegemonic realist responses will intensify and escalate the conflict. Appeasement also escalates. … Continue reading

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ISIL: THE ULTIMATE HYBRID ENEMY

  ISIL has grabbed the world’s attention with new levels of barbarism revealed in the scripted murder of the man known throughout the world as “the pilot”. Jordanian Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh has become a symbol for moderate Muslims, westerners and … Continue reading

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Throwing Stones at Drones: The International System and Terrorism.

We stand on a hill with a pocket full of stones. We watch the drone flying in from a distance crossing the borders of adjoining states. We watch as it drops a bomb which changes our lives and our humanity, … Continue reading

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London Based MA Diplomacy by Research

This new MA is modelled on Buckingham’s other successful London based MA programmes. Its starting point is that globalisation and other forces have made diplomacy today an immeasurably more complex activity than in the days when aristocratic gentlemen from Europe’s … Continue reading

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Buckingham’s New Diplomacy MA

The Department of Economics and International Studies is launching a new MA in Diplomacy in January. This programme will be taught by both academic staff and former diplomats and, we believe, offers the most comprehensive range of diplomacy-related courses in … Continue reading

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