COP26: What happened, what does this mean, and what happens next?

COP26: What happened, what does this mean, and what happens next? Other resource NCapeling 15 November 2021 Analysing a crucial opportunity for enhancing ambitions on climate finance, adaptation, and ‘loss and damage’, and the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Key findings Raising the ambition of national emission reduction targets (nationally determined contributions – NDCs) was a critical task for COP26. On this front, governments fell short: although over 120 parties have submitted new or updated NDCs, the new targets only narrow the gap to 1.5°C by 15–17 per cent, and are, if fully implemented (and this is far from certain), projected to result in warming of 2.4°C by the e..

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Impact report 2020–21

Impact report 2020–21 Other resource dora.popova 14 July 2021 Explore our policy impact in the past year, including through our research, convening and next generation initiatives, in a revised format annual review. Chair’s statement It has been an extraordinary year of change for us all. The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge to the world for generations. Millions have lost their lives or suffered devastating impacts on their health, both from COVID-19 itself and because health systems have been unable to deliver treatments for other conditions. The pandemic has also caused the greatest shock to the global economy since the 1930s, setting back the progress of recent years in el..

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Impact report 2020–21

Impact report 2020–21 Other resource dora.popova 14 July 2021 Explore our policy impact in the past year, including through our research, convening and next generation initiatives, in a revised format annual review. Chair’s statement It has been an extraordinary year of change for us all. The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge to the world for generations. Millions have lost their lives or suffered devastating impacts on their health, both from COVID-19 itself and because health systems have been unable to deliver treatments for other conditions. The pandemic has also caused the greatest shock to the global economy since the 1930s, setting back the progress of recent years in el..

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The Gulf, Turkey, conflict, and global governance

The Gulf, Turkey, conflict, and global governance Other resource bhorton.drupal 12 July 2021 The latest issue of International Affairs has 16 articles on a range of subjects from transnational politics in the Gulf to psychological warfare in China. Shifting dynamics in the gulf The Gulf region remains an area undergoing significant change. At its heart there is a competition over narratives of identity, nationhood and sovereignty. In her article Jocelyn Mitchell highlights how Qatar’s political leadership is seeking to change how Qatar and its people are perceived both domestically and internationally. As states shift to more nationalist orientations, they still need interlocutors capable..

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Belarusians’ views on the political crisis

Belarusians’ views on the political crisis Other resource NCapeling 11 June 2021 Results of a public opinion poll conducted between 20 and 30 April 2021. Chatham House surveyed a total of 937 respondents between 20 and 30 April 2021. Our survey sample corresponds to the general structure of Belarus’s urban population and is corrected and weighted by gender, age, size of respondents’ town of residence and education level. Summary After Lukashenka, the most known political figures in Belarus are pro-protest politicians: Tsikhanouskaya, Babaryka, Tsikhanouski, Kalesnikava, Tsapkala and Latushka. Viktar Babaryka is the most popular presidential candidate among Belarusian urban citizens, an..

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Belarusians’ views on the political crisis

Belarusians’ views on the political crisis Other resource NCapeling 11 June 2021 Results of a public opinion poll conducted between 20 and 30 April 2021. Chatham House surveyed a total of 937 respondents between 20 and 30 April 2021. Our survey sample corresponds to the general structure of Belarus’s urban population and is corrected and weighted by gender, age, size of respondents’ town of residence and education level. Summary After Lukashenka, the most known political figures in Belarus are pro-protest politicians: Tsikhanouskaya, Babaryka, Tsikhanouski, Kalesnikava, Tsapkala and Latushka. Viktar Babaryka is the most popular presidential candidate among Belarusian urban citizens, an..

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Journal of Cyber Policy call for papers 2021-22

Journal of Cyber Policy call for papers 2021-22 Journal of Cyber Policy jon.wallace 15 April 2021 The Journal is seeking submissions on the theme of digital technology in emerging economies. The Journal of Cyber Policy will explore cyber and digital technology in emerging economies during 2021-22 and is soliciting manuscripts under the theme of ‘Digital technology in emerging economies: from innovation to governance’. Submissions should explore one or more of the following: Digitization and the UN Sustainable Development Goals; Navigating cyber diplomacy; Emerging tech, 5G for development, and the economy; Data traffic and international data flows; Creating localized innovation ecosyste..

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War Time: Temporality and the Decline of Western Military Power

War Time: Temporality and the Decline of Western Military Power Book dora.popova 22 February 2021 A series of prolonged and unsuccessful wars waged in recent decades by the United States and its allies have contributed to intense debate on a ‘decline of the West.’ In War Time, war studies experts examine this trajectory of Western military power. In War Time, war studies experts examine the trajectory of Western military power. They discuss conflicting perceptions of time anchored within Western political and military institutions, and the Western attachment to fast-paced warfare at the expense of longer-term political solutions. Divided into three sections, the book covers ‘civic mil..

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War Time: Temporality and the Decline of Western Military Power

War Time: Temporality and the Decline of Western Military Power Book dora.popova 22 February 2021 In War Time the Western way of war, its pace and timing, are discussed and analysed by experts who question the West’s ability to maintain its military superiority given the political and strategic failures of interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan. In War Time, war studies experts examine the trajectory of Western military power. They discuss conflicting perceptions of time anchored within Western political and military institutions, and the Western attachment to fast-paced warfare at the expense of longer-term political solutions. Divided into three sections, the book covers ‘civic militar..

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Gender, Think-Tanks and International Affairs: A Toolkit

Gender, Think-Tanks and International Affairs: A Toolkit Other Resource NCapeling 9 February 2021 Encouraging a more gender-sensitive approach for think-tank activities such as convening and debate, research and analysis, and communications and publishing. Compiled by staff at Chatham House, the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and the British American Security Information Council, the toolkit provides think-tanks with guidance on ways of adapting organizational structures, activities and practices in order to embed greater awareness of gender issues and adopt gender-sensitive approaches throughout their work. The toolkit is designed for all people working in international affairs think-ta..

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Gender, think-tanks and international affairs: A toolkit

Gender, think-tanks and international affairs: A toolkit Other resource NCapeling 9 February 2021 Encouraging a more gender-sensitive approach for think-tank activities such as convening and debate, research and analysis, and communications and publishing. Compiled by staff at Chatham House, the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and the British American Security Information Council, the toolkit provides think-tanks with guidance on ways of adapting organizational structures, activities and practices in order to embed greater awareness of gender issues and adopt gender-sensitive approaches throughout their work. The toolkit is designed for all people working in international affairs think-ta..

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International Affairs Webinar: The Future of Feminist Theorizing in International Relations

International Affairs Webinar: The Future of Feminist Theorizing in International Relations International Affairs Journal Video bhorton.drupal 2 November 2020 Leading academics consider the contribution feminist theory is making to the study of International Relations.

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South Pacific: Not so pacific

1 July 2000 , Number 8 The South Pacific enjoys an international image of tranquillity and sunshine, but that’s only part of the story. There is also a sub-culture of racism, impatience for change and subdued violence – problems with deep roots. Keith Suter Director of Studies, International Law Association (Australian Branch)

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The circular economy inLatin America and theCaribbean: Opportunities for buildingresilience

17 September 2020 The circular economy model has gained high-level political attention and support in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in recent years. This paper provides analysis of the current state of circular economy policies in LAC and identifies priority issues for governments, businesses, civil society and the research community. Read online Download PDF Patrick Schröder Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme @patricks_CH Google Scholar Melissa MacEwen Programme Manager, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme Manuel Albaladejo Representative and Director of the Regional Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Org..

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The Circular Economy inLatin America and theCaribbean: Opportunities for BuildingResilience

17 September 2020 The circular economy model has gained high-level political attention and support in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in recent years. This paper provides analysis of the current state of circular economy policies in LAC and identifies priority issues for governments, businesses, civil society and the research community. Read online Download PDF Patrick Schröder Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme @patricks_CH Google Scholar Melissa MacEwen Programme Manager, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme Manuel Albaladejo Representative and Director of the Regional Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Org..

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The COVID-19 Gender Gap: How Women’s Experience and Expertise Will Drive Economic Recovery

15 September 2020 Participants from a virtual event series of roundtables have collectively developed a gender-inclusive action plan to enable states, the private sector and civil society to implement a faster, fairer and more sustainable economic recovery from the downturn associated with COVID-19. Read online Download PDF Elizabeth Isele Associate Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme @experieneurship LinkedIn Stéphane Dubois Manager, Gender and Growth Initiative, Director's Office @dubidubois LinkedIn 2020-09-14-Mural-Health-Mexico A woman walks past a mural showing a health worker and US superheroes, in Mexico City, on 21 July 2020. Photo by Pedro Pardo/Getty Image..

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: The choice is theirs

1 April 2000 , Number 9 There are to be municipal elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina on 8 April. They are, in theory, the last under provisional rules drawn up by the international community after the 1992-1995 war. A general election, scheduled for the autumn, is supposed to be regulated by a new, locally agreed election law – although, intriguingly enough, the fact that the state parliament has so far failed to adopt this law has thrown the autumn election into doubt. Wolfgang Petritsch High Representative for Civilian Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords

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Centenary Series: Exploring the International Affairs Archive

Centenary Series: Exploring the International Affairs Archive International Affairs Journal dora.popova 14 September 2020 International Affairs has been a central part of the institute’s history, both as a record of speeches made by dignitaries such as Mahatma Gandhi and Henry Kissinger, and as a forum for policy-relevant academic research.

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Centenary Series: Exploring the International Affairs Archive

Centenary Series: Exploring the International Affairs Archive International Affairs journal dora.popova 14 September 2020 International Affairs has been a central part of the institute’s history, both as a record of speeches made by dignitaries such as Mahatma Gandhi and Henry Kissinger, and as a forum for policy-relevant academic research. Delving into the International Affairs archive brings out stories behind some of the most significant players of the last century.

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Reforming the World Trade Organization: Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation and the Global Trade System

11 September 2020 With trade tensions increasingly politicized, a key appeals process suspended and COVID-19 creating huge economic challenges, a modernized and fully functioning WTO is more essential than ever. This paper makes the case for transatlantic cooperation as a necessary, though insufficient alone, condition for WTO reform. Read online Download PDF Marianne Schneider-Petsinger Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme @mpetsinger 2020-09-10-WTO-Reform World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva. Photo credit: Fabrice Coffrini/Contributor/Getty Images. SummaryThe World Trade Organization (WTO), which has been the cornerstone of the multilateral rules-..

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Books – Burma Under Military Rule: Breaking the Silence

1 August 2001 , Number 6 Living Silence. Burma under Military Rule by Christina Fink. Published by Zed Books, 2001. Burma. Political Economy under Military Rule edited by Robert H Taylor. Published by Hurst & Company, 2001.The Making of Modern Burma by Thant Myint-U. Published by Cambridge University Press, 2001.  John Bray Policy Director, Control Risks Group, London

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Editorial: International Affairs gender balance report 2020

8 September 2020 , Volume 96, Number 5 Read online Leah De Haan Project Coordinator & Junior Editor @ZeitgeistPol LinkedIn At the end of 2019, International Affairs launched the 50:50 in 2020 initiative: a public statement that we would work towards fifty per cent of our contributors in 2020 identifying as women, as part of a wider push to improve the long-term diversity and representation of the journal. In order to do this, we have examined our track record over the past three years (2017–2019) with the aim of identifying what successes we have had, and which areas need more work. Accountability and transparency must be at the core of our work on improving the gender representation i..

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Who stole disarmament? History and nostalgia in nuclear abolition discourse

8 September 2020 , Volume 96, Number 5 Read online Kjølv Egeland Influential members of the disarmament community have in recent years maintained that further progress towards the international community's nominally shared goal of a world without nuclear weapons depends on recapturing the spirit and practices of cooperation that prevailed in the late 1980s and 1990s. Proponents of abolition, in this view, should focus their efforts on revitalizing the tried and tested arms control formula that was implemented following the end of the Cold War. In this article, I argue that this call to make disarmament great again reflects unwarranted nostalgia for a past that never was, fostering overconfi..

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Global–local dynamics in anti-feminist discourses: an analysis of Indian, Russian and US online communities

8 September 2020 , Volume 96, Number 5 Read online Ann-Kathrin Rothermel Women's rights are a core part of a global consensus on human rights. However, we are currently experiencing an increasing popularity of anti-feminist and misogynist politics threatening to override feminist gains. In order to help explain this current revival and appeal, in this article I analyse how anti-feminist communities construct their collective identities at the intersection of local and global trends and affiliations. Through an in-depth analysis of representations in the collective identities of six popular online anti-feminist communities based in India, Russia and the United States, I shed light on how anti..

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Water weaponization in the Syrian conflict: strategies of domination and cooperation

8 September 2020 , Volume 96, Number 5 Read online Marwa Daoudy How do actors weaponize water in intrastate conflicts? Existing typologies of water weaponization make deterministic differentiations between state and non-state actors and invoke opaque labels like ‘terrorism’. Furthermore, these typologies ignore how various actors engaged in violent conflict also cooperate over water, and whether water weaponization occurs beyond war. I propose a new typology for water weaponization in an analysis of the case of Syria, drawing on the leaked ‘ISIS papers’ as well as primary sources and interviews. The study begins by charting how the Ba'athist regime used water as a weapon of dominatio..

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The future war studies community and the revolution in Chinese military affairs

8 September 2020 , Volume 96, Number 5 Read online Kai Liao This article traces the origins and evolution of the ideas and concepts associated with the Chinese revolution in military affairs (RMA). It identifies the PLA Daily's ‘Study Military’ column and ‘Military Salon’ as core elements of a future war studies community that has been a major force advocating a forward-looking approach to military studies and defence planning since the early 1980s. It examines their studies and activities, and argues that this community was at the forefront of studying foreign military theories and ideas and introduced RMA-related concepts to China and adapted them to the Chinese context. More speci..

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Bytes not waves: information communication technologies, global jihadism and counterterrorism

8 September 2020 , Volume 96, Number 5 Read online Michael Chertoff Patrick Bury Daniela Richterova Rapoport's conceptualization of the last, religious wave of four global waves remains highly influential. But it, and other typologies, have placed too little emphasis on the influence of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the evolution of global jihadist activities. This article makes two new contributions by developing both a new ICT-based typology for understanding jihadist evolutions, and by focusing on successful attacks. Our central argument is that ICTs’ impact on global jihadism has facilitated dramatic transformations of its strategy, organization and tactics since..

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