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Blogs & articles

  • UK Fracking Task Force calls for improved safety standards +

    A report by the UK Task Force on Shale Gas has called for greater safety and transparency measures to be implemented before widespread fracking occurs across the country. The Task Force, which is led by Lord Smith, the former Chairman of the British regulator, the Read More
  • How Israel attempts to mislead the United Nations +

    Our latest report examines Israel's efforts to get the United Nations Economic and Social Council to reverse its decision last month to grant special consultative status to the Palestinian Return Centre, a London-based NGO. Read More
  • Taking racism seriously: Islamophobia, civil liberties and the state +

    We recently held an international conference at the University of Bath bringing together over 100 delegates to think about how we can research and respond to contemporary conflict and 'terrorism'. Here we address some of the responses, in particular on Islamophobia. Read More
  • Henry Who? Scoop Jackson and the Cold War on British Muslims +

    At the recent Global Security Conference in Bratislava, UK prime minister David Cameron identified non-violent extremism, 'quietly condoned' in local communities, as a key factor in causing Islamist terrorism. This drew a strong rebuke from Sayeeda Warsi, former co-chair of the Conservative Party. Read More
  • 'Serious doubts' over UK fracking industry after 'seismic' vote +

    The British fracking industry was left in total disarray yesterday after Lancashire County Council voted overwhelmingly to oppose fracking in the North West of the country writes Andy Rowell. Read More
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