Security and Defence

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    Syria: Regime Change the Long Way Around?

    The commencement of air strikes against the assets of ISIS in Syria last month marked the opening of the US-led coalition’s second front against the extremist group. Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates also contributed aircraft to the operation. In addition to ISIS, a group of apparent Al Qaeda operatives that were providing support to the Islamist Jabhat al-Nusra rebel group was also targeted.

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Human Rights and Conflict Resolution

Global Governance

The Policy Unit

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    Natural Resources: the Overlooked Link in Peacemaking

    The latter half of the 20th century, despite being mired in the depths of the Cold War, was a period in which human technological advancements dramatically increased the standard of living for countless individuals around the globe. The drastic acceleration of global industrialisation during this period has been fuelled by natural resource development, often occurring in some of the world’s poorest states. The pursuit of wealth generated from resource development essential for our modern conveniences has significantly contributed to conflict in many regions, several of which are ecologically sensitive areas.

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Religion and Politics

HSC in the Press and Media