Upcoming Events and Review – Week Ending June 5

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We’re wrapping up yet another incredible week at PS21 with two more great events under our belt, and some insightful pieces from a few of our fellows. We also have a jam packed week lined up. Keep an eye on our website, projects21.com, so you don’t miss out.

June 10Beyond #bringbackourgirls: Terror and Politics in Nigeria. With former Foreign Office head of terrorism and national security analysis Chris Mackmurdo, journalist Emmanuel AkinwotuDavid Otto, Intelligence and counter terrorism solutions consultant and Sola Tayo, journalist and Chatham House associate fellow.

June 17, The Global Peace Index: drivers of peace and building resilience. Steve KilleleaFounder and Executive Chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace and Member of the PS21 International Advisory Panel, will be launching the 2015 Global Peace index on Wednesday 17th June. Following this presentation, PS21 Executive Director Peter Apps will be chairing a discussion with Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, and Lieutenant-General Jonathon Peter Riley, CB, DSO. The panel will explore the practical applications of identifying the structural drivers of peace, emphasising the importance of strong institutions in building resilience. Click here to RSVP.

June 24, London Summer cocktail drinks. Enjoy a glass of wine and a breathtaking view of London as PS21 together with YPFP, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, host a summer drinks evening.


Washington DC
June 11, DC event:  The Future of Drones. Of the many new developments in warfare this century, few have been more contentious than drones. PS21 is bringing together a uniquely qualified panel to discuss the shifting use of drones in warfare and civilian industries. Are they a force for good or bad? What’s next? The discussion will be moderated by Ryan Hagemann and the panelists will include Erik Lin-Greenberg, former US Air Force Officer and PhD candidate at Columbia University and Lisa Ellman, Counsel for McKenna Long & Alridge LLP and former senior roles at the White House and Department of Justice. Other panelists to be confirmed. RSVP here.

What’s new with PS21 this week:
Check out our website for the Key takeaways and Media for our event in DC last week on The ISIS War: Where Are We?
David Hartwell, a Middle East political, military and security expert and Director and Managing Editor at the Middle East Insider, writes an insightful piece on how Sisi’s reformed foreign policy could restore Egypt as a major regional power. Also see what he has to say as he tweets on @DaveHartwell1

Dr. Chris Mackmurdo, founding Director of Contest Global, and Dr. Alia Brahimi, PS21 Global Fellow and Visiting Fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme at the University of Oxford, take a deeper look into ‘New’ Terrorism and the National Security Strategy.  

Erik Lin-Greenberg raises some concerns about A South China Air Defense Identification Zone, and looks at ways to get around it.

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

May 2015

31/05/2015     The ISIS War: Where Are We? Key takeaways and Media

29/05/2015     PS21 Update: Week Ending May 29  

27/05/2015     What next for Britain? – David Murrin

23/05/2015     Upcoming Events and PS21 Update Week ending 22 May

22/05/2015     London Summer Cocktail Drinks 24th June

22/05/2015     DC June 4 Event: What a Hillary Clinton foreign policy look like?

22/05/2015   London June 1 Event: Defense of the Realm with Lt. Graeme Lamb

21/05/2015   London event takeaways: The UK election – what we’ve learned

19/05/2015   Italicum: Achieving governability and democracy? – Giulia Pastorella

18/05/2015   PS21 Update: Week ending 15 May

14/05/2015   African strategies key in addressing terrorism – Edward Wanyonyi

14/05/2015   DC May 27 Event: The ISIS war – where are we?

14/05/2015    New York May 29 Event: Countering Violent Extremism

14/05/2015     Karachi:low-intensity attacks increase risk to minorities — Omar Hamid

11/05/2015     PS21 Update: Week Ending 8th May

11/05/2015     SNP victories real seismic change in UK election – Peter Apps

08/05/2015     PS21: The First 100 Days

06/05/2015     Event Takeaways: The Middle East in Flux

06/05/2015     What now for Libya? – Patrick Bury

04/05/2015     The Rise of Anti-Immigrant Movements in Europe – Sandy Schumann

03/05/2015     What does this election tell us about modern Britain? – Peter Apps

02/05/2015     PS21 Update – Week Ending Friday 1st May

April 2015

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

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: 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 – Philip Thicknesse

21/04/2015     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 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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