From the monthly archives: February 2024

In a paper published today, I frame the crisis in Red Sea Arena as the point of impact of contending war economies. The newly-expanded club of the BRICS, now including Red Sea Arena Middle Powers (RAMPs), are challenging the Pax Americana and its allies, but are also in contest with one another. Intersecting fractures are […]

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It is now fifteen months since the Federal Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front signed the ‘Agreement for Lasting Peace through a Permanent Cessation of Hostilities’ in Pretoria, South Africa. It is fourteen months since they signed the Nairobi Declaration on the modalities for its implementation.

In a

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Essay originally drafted for the WPF seminar, ‘What Animates and Challenges the Possibilities for Collective Action today?‘ held in September 2023.

Can war be environmentally sustainable? Since coming across the idea of environmentally friendly weapons for the first time in 2020, this question has grown and morphed and played with me in so many ways. […]

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Last week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) adopted a new treaty Relating to the Specific Aspects to the Right to a Nationality and the Eradication of Statelessness in Africa. The explanatory memorandum explains that this treaty “seeks to facilitate the inclusion of […]

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A throwback to the 1956 ‘Suez crisis’, when Britain, France and Israel attacked Egypt, which happened at the same time as the USSR invaded Hungary to suppress the democratic movement there.

Lady Violet Bonham Carter, an influential member of Britain’s Liberal Party, wrote in a letter to The Times:

I am one of the millions […]

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The basic charitable impulse is food for the hungry, a bed for the night for the homeless, protection from violence for the vulnerable and scared. For half a century, as the humanitarian international has become bigger, more professional, and more effective, aid givers have also been imbued with a general sense that the world is […]

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