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How ‘Minority Report’ technology can help keep Europe safe

It was back in 1956 when Philip K. Dick wrote the science fiction short story ‘Minority Report’, later adapted for the cinema. The story is about a future society where three mutants attached to a machine can foresee crimes before they occur, allowing the ‘Precrime Division’ to arrest suspects before any offence is actually committed. As… Read article ›

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Safe zones give Europe a chance to rebuild Syria

The manifest dreadfulness of the Syrian crisis requires the international community, and particularly Europe, to look at options to invest in Syria. This does not include the drain of Syria’s brightest and best to advanced countries around the world, something that would condemn Syria to terminal and irreversible decline. The ‘humanitarian safe zone’ concept recognises… Read article ›

New York– Waving signs and holding banners bearing the slogan “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights”, thousands snaked through midtown Manhattan on 8 March in a collective show of solidarity for the global women’s movement. Thousands sang, chanted and rallied for gender equality during a march to mark International Women’s Day.

Photo: UN Women/J Carrier

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Radical or rational? Why Europe needs strong feminist policies to sustain peace and security

We are living through a time of rupture and paradox. Ground-breaking global commitments on science, sustainable development, climate protection and human rights collide with rising global inequalities, recurrent famine and historically high human displacement. Tolerance and equality are increasingly being met with racism and misogyny. Frighteningly, we have seen a marked increase in militarisation and… Read article ›

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Security is about more than just military spending

Security is not just about strong armies, aircraft carriers and boots-on-the-ground. Peace and stability in the 21st century demand that we tackle so-called ‘soft’ or non-traditional security challenges including development, governance, and environmental degradation. The new President of the United States, Donald Trump, is clearly a hard security man. He talks and tweets tough. The… Read article ›

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