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CGSC has been part of a successful bid led by our Co-Director Dr Jack Holland and the Centre for Democratic Engagement to bring the PSA’s British Journal of Politics and International Relations (BJPIR) to POLIS from 1 August 2021. Jack will be one of the five lead editors alongside Emma-Louise Anderson, Derek Edyvane, Victoria...

A blog by CGSC postgraduate member Marine Guéguin. Reproduced with permission from https://polemic.org.uk In anxiety-inducing times, when threats to our security are constantly delineated in political discourses, newspapers, social media and everyday conversations, there is a need to consider and evaluate the way our political decision-makers frame threats. Clearly French policy-makers have...

The Centre for Global Security Challenges in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Leeds brings together scholars, practitioners and activists for the conceptual, empirical, and critical analysis of global security and insecurity. With six research themes including political violence, health, gender, environment and peace and...

The Centre for Global Security Challenges (CGSC) and Centre for Global Development (CGD) in the School of Politics and International Studies submitted written evidence to UK parliament on COVIDー19 and global health security which has been now been published. The research centres’ joint submission to the UK Parliament’s Foreign Affairs...

Dr Louise Pears has been awarded a 2021 SPIN Fellowship for a project, “#Classified: The CIA on Twitter”, with Rhys Crilley at University of Glasgow. SPIN – the Secrecy, Power, and Ignorance research Network – is a collaborative initiative between researchers based at the University of Bath, University of Bristol,...

A new Open Access article by CGSC member Professor Olaf Corry, co-authored with Professor Duncan McLaren (Lancaster University), has been published in Global Policy. Professor Corry explains: “In it we explore underlying reasons why the first UN resolutions on governance of geoengineering in 2019 ended in failure. Differing interests in...

CGSC Co-Director Dr. Laura Considine has published a new paper with the European Union Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium. The paper examines the role of dominant narratives in shaping nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament policymaking with a focus on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). It highlights the importance of the generally uncontested...

“Displacing the Anthropocene: Colonialism, Extinction and the Unruliness of Nature in Palestine” A new Open Access article by CGSC member Professor Olaf Corry, co-authored with Dr Ruba Salih (SOAS), has been published in Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. Professor Corry summarises: “In the article, we foreground nature–human entanglements...

This post was first published here and is kindly reproduced with permission from the Foreign Policy Centre. Downgrading DFID – How will Britain’s Overseas Development Aid Agenda change now DFID is part of the FCO? Article by Dr Victoria Honeyman For the last 23 years, since the birth of the...

Gender and health security in the US presidential debates by Dr Ben Fermor So far, this year’s presidential and vice-presidential debates have been uniformly painful to watch. In the first debate, Joe Biden often seemed lost for words in the face of Donald Trump’s constant barrage of interruptions, with Trump...