• Academic Freedom in a Time of Terror

    July 12, 2008

    Something I’ve been involved in lately in a small way are efforts to defend academic freedom at the University of Nottingham where a student and an administrator were turned in to the police for downloading an electronic version of an al-Qaeda training manual which is freely available online and can be purchased in campus bookstores. […]

  • Ideal Growth?

    July 10, 2008

    Click on the title of this post to see my essay on the rise of India and China, reviewing two recent books for Culture Wars.

  • March of the Eco-Imperialists

    July 6, 2008

    My article on eco-imperialism is published by The First Post here. Initially it was the main ‘splash’ on their front page, with a quite nice graphic: This very short piece draws on some of the things I said when I spoke in a debate last Saturday, the ‘Battle for Progress‘. There is a (rather idiosyncratic!) […]

  • Resolving Conflict Around the World

    July 2, 2008

    In my first official duty as Rose Research Fellow in International Relations at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, I was asked to sit on a panel on 22 June on ‘Resolving Conflict Around the World’ at an LMH Gaudy (a fancy Oxonian term for reunion). Chairing the panel was Dame Pauline Neville-Jones, formerly Chair of the […]

  • Against Indigenism

    July 2, 2008

    Some time ago I published an article entitled ‘Is West Papua Being Eco-Colonised?‘ on spiked-online. It was an admittedly controversial piece which argued that a weak independence movement, by being forced to appeal to external supporters as a result of its politico-military defeat at home, became somewhat hostage to the interests of those supporters, who […]

 
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