U.S. Politics and Global Responsibility

U.S. Politics and Global Responsibility

Although the U.S. election season seems never ending, there is no substantive discussion of the world beyond the borders. This claim might seem a bit strange. After all, debate organizers are always careful to balance “domestic” and “foreign” policy. But the “foreign policy” discussion fails to appreciate the deep links between the United States and the rest of the world.

Fierce and Fragile Life: Report from the Calais 'Jungle'

Fierce and Fragile Life: Report from the Calais 'Jungle'

The ground was frozen solid. Frosted sleeping bags lay discarded along the rough edges of the dirt track leading into the camp.

It was breakfast time as we wandered into the main "street," lined with small shacks set up as cafes and selling small amounts of food and other provisions.

The Role of Religion in Conflict and Peacebuilding

The Role of Religion in Conflict and Peacebuilding

From discussing ISIS to Development Goals, to Papal visits, to migration flows, various aspects of the broad phenomenon that we call ‘religion’ have become a regular feature of current affairs. However, the extent to and the logic through which religion is or can be associated with conflict and with peace remains a highly disputed issue. 

Why the UK needs a lifebelt to keep us all afloat

Why the UK needs a lifebelt to keep us all afloat

It's tough out there in the choppy waters of the UK economy, with its rising swell of inequality. Oxfam has been asking: 'How can the UK ensure that the basic rights of its 64.8 million citizens are met, while living within the planet's environmental limits?'

Charlie Hebdo attacks: a horrific escalation of violence in an already tense society

Charlie Hebdo attacks: a horrific escalation of violence in an already tense society

France has been the target of several attacks perpetrated by so-called Muslim fundamentalists over the past few years, but the shooting of editors and cartoonists at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo marks a new low.