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Unipolarity and the 1995 NPT Extension

Posted on 28 May 2020 by Claire Thurlow

This week for the ISRU Work in Progress online session we welcomed Professor Campbell Craig (Cardiff University) and Professor Jan Ruzicka (Aberystwyth University) in discussion of their paper on the 1995 extension to the treaty on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Wishing to move the debate on from whether unipolarity exists or whether it represents a
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The Practical Fit of Concepts: Ecosystem services and the value of nature

Posted on 13 May 2020 by Claire Thurlow

We had a bumper turnout for the third of our ISRU online Work In Progress sessions. Dr Jen Allan (Cardiff University) joined us in discussion of her paper exploring the career and demise of the concept of ‘ecosystem services’ – a widely heralded initiative designed to protect nature through translating its worth into an economic
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“We Can’t Wait for the Bugs to Spread”: Rhetorics of Time, Space and Biosecurity in Global Health Law

Posted on 27 April 2020 by Claire Thurlow

Our second ISRU online Work-In-Progress Session holds particular resonance at this time. We welcomed John Harrington, Professor of Global Health Law at Cardiff University, in discussion of his chapter ‘“We Can’t Wait for the Bugs to Spread”: Rhetorics of Time, Space and Biosecurity in Global Health Law’ form his upcoming book ‘State Formation and Global Health: Sovereignty,
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Stalin and the Origins of the Cold War

Posted on 14 April 2020 by Claire Thurlow

Welcome to the first in the series of ISRU online Work-in-Progress sessions! We welcomed Professor Sergey Radchenko (Cardiff University) in discussion of a proposed chapter from his upcoming book. Prof. Radchenko discussed Stalin’s postwar outlook, the degree of his culpability for the Cold War, and his craving for legitimacy and recognition. The paper was followed
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