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Building a bridge between powerlessness and hope

There are now more than 65 million refugees and displaced persons worldwide, according to the latest figures from the United Nations. These people have fled terror, poverty, violence, persecution and discrimination in regions torn apart by conflict and crisis – not least the Syrian civil war, currently the world’s greatest humanitarian disaster, which human rights… 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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Reconciling EU interests and values: A new vision for global development

The European Union should form ambitious plans to help solve global problems, leading development policy expert Simon Maxwell told a Friends of Europe debate on 10 September, adding: There is no ‘them and us’ anymore. There is only us in the modern world.” Introducing the European Think Tanks Group (ETTG) 2014 report, “Our Collective Interest: Why Europe’s… Read article ›

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Mobilising development and climate finance requires stronger green policies

Smarter and more catalytic development assistance can help mobilise the trillions of dollars required for poverty reduction and sustainable development, according to the OECD’s new Development Co-operation Report 2014. So can slashing subsidies and raising taxes on fossil fuels, with visionary and determined national leadership, as we see in some countries. Development and climate finance… Read article ›