Monthly Archives: March 2016

Keele Debate and Discussion Society’s EU Referendum Debate

Tom Snape 2nd year IR and Politics student    With the European Union referendum on the horizon and many students feeling unsure about what they thought the Keele Debate and Discussion Society thought it would be an ideal topic for … Continue reading

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Iraq and Syria Didn’t Create ISIS — We Did

Professor Bülent Gökay Professor of International Relations – SPIRE With the recent capture of Salah Abdeslam, thought to be the only remaining planner of the Paris massacre, the Western media has again focused on the threat of terrorist attack in Western … Continue reading

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Why Heathrow 13 verdict could lead to more radical climate activism, not less

Graeme Hayes, Aston University and Brian Doherty, Keele University The so-called “Heathrow 13” Plane Stupid climate activists have been given suspended prison sentences for trespassing on the airport’s runway. The case – and the decision of the judge to hand … Continue reading

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Ankara suicide bombing will intensify Turkey’s war on the Kurds

Professor Bülent Gökay Professor of International Relations – SPIRE On Sunday, 13 March, at least 37 people were killed and 125 wounded in a car bomb attack in a busy commuter hub, Kizilay Square near a major bus stop and shopping … Continue reading

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More Reflections on #IWD2016

Dr Rebecca Richards Lecturer in International Relations – SPIRE I never really considered myself a feminist. Yes, I recognise the global need for the advancement, promotion, protection, and equality of women. I work in the field of development, so I … Continue reading

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What Empowerment Means to Me

Third year International Relations student Sophie Janssen recently created a Vlog on what Empowerment means to her. This was done as part of her application to take part in the upcoming Girls20 Conference, which is taking place in Beijing in … Continue reading

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The EU referendum, EU knowledge and voting in the dark

Dr. Christopher Huggins  Teaching Fellow in European Politics – SPIRE David Cameron has returned from Brussels with his renegotiated deal for the UK’s relationship with the EU, and we, the Great British public, have now been told it is up … Continue reading

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