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  • Politics and Strategy
    29 November 2017

    North Korea punctures a pause

    North Korea’s latest ballistic-missile test shows that diplomacy wasn't given a chance, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • Politics and Strategy
    08 November 2017

    The increasing likelihood of war with North Korea

    War involving North Korea is a 50/50 proposition over the next year, says Mark Fitzpatrick.

  • Politics and Strategy
    31 October 2017

    How will the Islamic State endure?

    The credibility of the Islamic State may be undermined, but the security threat it poses should not be underestimated.

  • Politics and Strategy
    26 October 2017

    Deja Vu in Kenya?

    A decade after deadly election violence swept Kenya, another presidential vote has brought fresh unrest. Jonathan Stevenson says an improved voting process would ease the country's underlying ethnic and political tensions.

  • Politics and Strategy
    25 October 2017

    Pitiful North Korean diplomacy

    Military conflict over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes is a serious possibility, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.