Waiting for the UK elections, here you’ll find a detailed analysis of coalitions, candidates, and programmes. We are especially interested in the future of the UK defense, after years of cuts and deployment.
Going to Baltimore. The Nation provides an interesting perspectives on the recent riots, especially if you were a fan of “The Wire“.
“Why Islamist insurgents are so difficult to coerce” is the title of an excellent article by The Monkey Cage. The post (which refers to a recent paper published by APSR, here gated) suggests that selective counterinsurgency tactics are unlikely to succeed in hurting groups like the Islamic State or to deter their continued assaults. A very useful guide to rethink to counterinsurgency.
Can humanitarian uses of new digital technologies always be expected to have benevolent consequences? Here you’ll find the answer given by KL Jacobsen for Political Violence @ a Glance. A critical reflection on this issue is needed.
Finally, we suggest to come to the EUI (Florence) for The State of the Union 2015. A good occasion to discuss about the future of the EU. See you there (and also in Sevilla for the semifinal of the Europa League)