Nuclear deterrence – the decision making process (WP1401)

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We talk about the discussions and debates that take place and ask how the decision process works. We also discuss what discussions take place about the circumstances under which nuclear weapons might be used. Contributors: Heather Williams, MacArthur Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Science and Security Studies, Department of War Studies, King’s College London Desmond Bowen, […]

The Caribbean (WP1404)

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We discuss the challenges the Caribbean faces and ask how the territories work together. We also ask if there is sufficient political will to make changes happen and how sustainable jobs for the young are created. Contributors: Akierra Missick, Deputy Premier; Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Library Services, Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and […]

Russia – their changing relationship with the world (WP1401)

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President Obama’s special adviser on Russia discusses the rise of the new and troubled relationship in Europe’s east. Contributor: Celeste Wallander, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia and Central Asia, National Security Council, Washington DC Related podcast Nuclear deterrence – the decision making process – with Heather Williams, Desmond Bowen & Camille Grand

Torture (WP1382)

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We discuss the legal instruments that have been set up to stop torture taking place and ask why the UN convention hasn’t been ratified by everyone. We ask how you deal with torture by non-state actors and how people are brought to justice. Contributors: Mark Thomson, Secretary General, Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), […]

Africa – opportunities and obstacles (WP1329)

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We ask why Africa doesn’t have enough water and if what they have is being used in the most effective way. We discuss why extractive industries are important in terms of water and how you build trust between the large companies and locals. Contributors: Paul Chineegadoo, Chief Executive Officer, HEART-PPP, London Howard Roberts, Development Director, […]

The rise of antimicrobial resistance (WP1399)

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We discuss the threat that AMR poses and what is being done about it, how the international community comes together and what the practical challenges are for implementation. We ask what will happen after the global action plan in May. Contributors: Keiji Fukuda, Assistant Director General, Health Security, World Health Organisation, Geneva Abdul Ghafur, Consultant […]

Peacebuilding in Africa (WP1358)

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Asking what creates sustainable peace, what it is about Africa that allows it to be such a powerful narrator of peace and what it can do to help others. We discuss if violence in conflict is down to the failure of leadership. Contributors: Funmi Olonisakin, Director, Security Leadership and Society, King’s College London Abubakar Zein, […]

Conflict – how it is changing (WP1374)

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Discussing if conflict has changed or if we are dealing with more sophisticated weapons. Asking how you deal with the enemy when they don’t share the same rules and discussing if the UN is aware of what they are asking their peacekeepers to do. Contributors: Sam Daws, Director, Project on UN Governance and Reform, Centre […]

Freedom of religion and belief (WP1383)

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We ask what the role is of parliamentarians, legislators, Ambassadors and diplomats and if it has become a bigger item on the agenda of diplomacy. We also discuss how diplomats deal with people who are advocates of FoRB. Contributors: Elizabeth Berridge, Chair, All Party Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Houses of Lords, London […]

Uncontrolled availability of small arms

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We ask what small arms are, how they get into an illicit cycle and how big the problem is. We also ask if there are particular areas of concern in the world and what tools we have at our disposal to try and stop this. Contributors: Moncef Kartas, Researcher and Project Coordinator, Security Assessment in […]