PS21 Update: Week Ending 8th May

Palace of Westminster from the dome on Methodist Central Hall v2

We are at the end of a much anticipated week in Britain, and with a catastrophic loss for Labour, a landslide victory for the SNP and David Cameron sitting confidently at the helm of the Conservative Party (for now), you won’t want to miss our discussion on Wednesday. See below for details to our London event on the election.

Here are our upcoming events for the rest of this month:

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 British Politics, with Tim Hardy from Beyond Clicktivism, Sandy Schumann at Oxford University, and Jonn Elledge from New Statesman/Citimetric 


For links to the latest pieces posted on our PS21 website this week and those of our partners, see below:

Patrick Bury is the Libya Analyst for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, has been a private security specialist since 2011 and is also currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Exeter’s Strategy and Security Institute and PS21 Global Fellow. He looks at Libya’s future in his piece What now for Libya?

PS21 executive director Peter Apps provides us with some interesting insights about the UK, and where it may be headed, with his piece What does this election tell us about modern Britain?

Sandy Schumann is a visiting post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, Centre for the Study of Intergroup Conflict, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Research Center for Social and Cultural Psychology. She is a PS21 global fellow and tweets @Sandy_Research. She wrote a deeply insightful piece I Don’t Know You, I Don’t Like You – The Rise of Anti-immigrant Movements in Europe, looking at the density of immigrants vs. anti-immigrant sentiment, and the role governments play in this dynamic.

For a comprehensive list of our previous postings, with links, refer below:

April 2015

30/04/2015     DC and London UK Election Discussions: Key Takeaways and Media 

29/04/2015     What Russia really thinks on Ukraine –  Vassily Kashin

28/04/2015     A Migrant’s Short Story –  Emmanuel Akintwu

28/04/2015     Dangerous Crossing: Only seven EU patrol, two planes, one helicopter on watch for migrants in Mediterranean –  Peter Apps 

27/04/2015     Nigeria’s next challenge: its constitution –  Eric Mwiine-Magaju 

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

24/04/2015     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 

17/04/2015     PS21 Update – Week Ending 17 April

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 Alv

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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