Category Archives: Case Studies

The difficulties of shaping a stable world

As the world wrings its hands at the slaughter in Syria and ponders what, if anything, it can do, the precedent of intervention in Libya constantly raises its head. Why was it right and proper for us to intervene in … 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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Inside Story – A message to Pakistan

YouTube Video: Dr Julian Richards appears on Al Jazeera’s ‘Inside Story’. Washington’s patience is wearing thin with Pakistan’s ongoing reluctance to take a more aggressive stance against militant groups operating from Pakistan over the Afghan border. Is the US pushing … Continue reading

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A New ‘C’ and the Iraq Inquiry

The announcement today that Sir John Scarlett is retiring as ‘C’, the head of the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6), is extremely interesting — not least because the man who will replace him, Sir John Sawers (52) will be … Continue reading

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War Criminals and the British Legal System

Students of security policy will have been following the discussion on the BUCSIS Blog as to how the law can, and cannot, be used to bring to justice those guilty of war crimes. This issue matters to all students of … Continue reading

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