PS21 Update – Week Ending Friday 1st May


On Wednesday, 29 April, we simultaneously held two great events in London and Washington DC:

In London we had a broad and engaging discussion about the unfolding events in the Middle East, the declining role of the West and how various players should engage going forward. The panel of speakers included Metsa Rahimi, Regional head of Intelligence at Deutsche Bank, Joseph Walker-Cousins, former head of the British Embassy Office in Benghazi now with KBR, as well as Alia Brahimi, Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.  Go to our website for the  DC and London UK Election Discussions: Key Takeaways and Media 

With an outstanding panel in DC, we discussed the significance (or lack thereof) of the UK Election. Former EU Official Sir Michael Leigh chaired the discussion with Scheherazade Rehman from George Washington University, Peter Foster from The Daily Telegraph and Dan Roberts from The Guardian on the panel. Go to our website for the DC and London UK Election Discussions: Key Takeaways and Media.

Here are our upcoming events for May:

May 13: London event on the UK Election – What We’ve Learned  with Frank Spring, US political strategist, independent consultant for innovation, politics and security issues and PS21 Global Fellow, Michael Peacock: Europe Middle East and Africa Politics and Economics Editor, Thomson Reuters and Georgina Stubbs: Journalist, The Sun

May 18: London discussion on Social Media and Politics, with Tim Hardy from Beyond Clicktivism, Sandy Schumann at Oxford University, and Jonn Elledge from New Statesman/Citimetric 


Below are the latest pieces posted on the PS21 website this week (or those of our partners):

Vassily Kashin, a PS21 global fellow and senior researcher at the Moscow-based Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies gave us a perspective of  What Russia really thinks on Ukraine

PS21 executive director Peter Apps published two pieces on the UK Election. You can find articles answering the questions What does this election tell us about modern Britain?on and What do other countries think about the general election? on the New

Jonn Elledge, Journalist for the New Statesman, Editor of City Metric and PS21 Global Fellow, wrote a unique and refreshing wish list of the 14 things I want to hear a candidate say before this campaign ends

Eric Mwiine-Magaju, SOAS University of London graduate, is interested in Islamic and African Constitutional laws and wrote a piece on Nigeria’s next challenge: its constitution

British-Nigerian writer Emmanuel Akintwu wrote about A Migrant’s Short Story

Omar Hamid, former Karachi police officer, IHS analyst and PS21 global fellow  on crime and corruption in Karachi wrote about how In 2013 two factions of the Pakistani Taliban fought for control of Karachi’s water infrastructure

A comprehensive list of previous postings is listed below:

April 2015

28/04/2015          Dangerous Crossing – Peter Apps

24/04/2015          PS21 Update: Week Ending 24 April

24/04/2014          Crime and Counterterrorism in Karachi: DC Event Key Takeaways

23/04/2015          High Spending Russia Closes Naval Gap with West – Philip Thicknesse

21/04/2015          A hashtag’s unintended consequences in Nigeria- Emmanuel Akinwotu

20/04/2015         Cyber Insurance – An Emerging Market – Tom Allen 

15/04/2015         DC event – A Conversation with Joseph Nye: Key Takeaways

13/04/2015         The rise of “National Innovation Foundations”- Frank Spring  

10/04/2015         University attack stark lessons for Kenya- Edward Wanyonyi  

09/04/2015         Organising in the 21st Century: Linda Tirado 

05/04/2015         The Islamic State in Libya – Alia Brahimi 

04/04/2015         DC Event: Crime and Counterterrorism in Karachi

04/04/2015         London Event: The UK Election – an outsider’s perspective

02/04/2015         The 21st Century Clash of Cultures- David Murrin 

01/04/2015         Deepnet: is the “bad web” good or evil? Michael Gillespie 

March 2015

30/03/2015         Turkey in the New Middle East – Enea Gjoza   

28/03/2015         Burying England’s last post-apocalyptic warlord – Peter Apps 

28/03/2015         Yemen heads down Syria’s path – Hayat Alvi 

27/03/2015         How Boko Haram changed Nigeria – Emmanuel Akinwotu

26/03/2015         Assessing the New US National Security Strategy- Ali Wyne

25/03/2015         PS21 at Two (Months) – Peter Apps 

23/03/2015         Breaking a decades-long trend, the world gets more violent

22/03/2015         The Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the Arab Spring – Lara Fatah

21/03/2015         Spike in Media Coverage of PS21 Study on Spike in Death Tolls

19/03/2015         Where the West went wrong in Libya – Joseph Walker-Cousins 

17/03/2015         PS21 Announces 10 New Global Fellows

17/03/2015         Death Toll in 2014’s Bloodiest Wars Sharply Up on Previous Year

17/03/2015         Conversation with Hussain Haqqani, Pakistani Ambassador to US

16/03/2015         To Defeat ISIS, look to the Bolsheviks – Jack Goldstone 

13/03/2015         Anonymous vs. ISIS:  Ryan Hagemann 

11/03/2015         The New ‘Long War’ with Russia – Philip Thicknesse 

11/03/2015         Introducing PS21 World – Peter Apps 

08/03/2015        The cultural outpouring fuelled by Syrian war- Miriam Cooke

07/03/2015         DC Event Arab Spring@4: What Next? Key Takeaways/ Media

06/03/2015         For young Syrians, war brings unexpected freedom – Rasha Elass 

04/03/2015         London Discussion on Mideast Social Media: Key takeaways

03/03/2015         After Arab Spring, Challenges for Islamic NGOs – Amjad Saleem 

01/03/2015         London Discussion: South Asia Geopolitics Afpak to Sri Lanka

01/03/2015         PS21 a Month In: Update from Executive Director Peter Apps

February 2015

27/02/2015         Iraq: The Unexpected Victim of the Arab Spring – John Drake 

26/02/2015         The Fight for Sexual Rights in Egypt – Dalia Abd El Hameed 

25/05/2015         Social Media in the Era of ISIS – Sultan al-Qassemi 

24/02/2015         The Arab Spring and the Limits of American Power – Ari Ratner 

24/02/2015         The Arab Spring@4: Introducing PS21 MIDEAST 

22/02/2015         London Discussion on Greece, Eurozone: Key Takeaways

12/02/2015         DC Revolutions Event: Key Takeaways/ Video

12/02/2015         PS21 Global Fellow Battles Ebola in Sierra Leone

01/02/2015         DC Superpower Discussion: Key Takeaways/ Video

January 2015

30/01/2015         London Cyber Discussion: Key Takeaways

27/01/2015         PS21 Announces First 50 Global Fellows, International Advisors

26/01/2015         Peter Apps Joins PS21 as Executive Director

22/01/2015         Introducing PS21

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