Chatham House Primer: Democratic Socialism (Chatham House)

Nathan Robinson, editor of Current Affairs, argues that democratic socialism is an innovative and moral political ideology that champions an emotional reaction to injustices in the world.

https://www.chathamhouse.org/file/chatham-house-primer-democratic-socialism

Nathan Robinson, Editor, Current Affairs

Ten Conflicts to Watch in 2020 (Chatham House)

Following a year of protests, extreme politics and the emergence of new and sophisticated security challenges, Robert Malley and Leslie Vinjamuri examine the International Crisis Group’s Ten Conflicts to Watch in 2020.

https://www.chathamhouse.org/file/ten-conflicts-watch-2020

Robert Malley, President & CEO, International Crisis Group
Chair: Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Dean, Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs; Director, US and the Americas Programme

After Latest Turn, is Muqtada al-Sadr Losing Influence in Iraq? (Chatham House)

The populist cleric has repositioned himself in Iraqi politics multiple times, but his recent shift against youth-led protestors may signal his decline as an autonomous political force.

https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/after-latest-turn-muqtada-al-sadr-losing-influence-iraq

Dr Renad Mansour, Ben Robin-D’Cruz

Undercurrents: Episode 45 – Politics in Kazakhstan, and Youth Engagement in Politics (Chatham House)

This week Ben explores the political outlook in Kazakshtan with colleagues from the Russia and Eurasia Programme, and discusses youth engagement as part of a new Chatham House project.

https://www.chathamhouse.org/file/undercurrents-episode-45-politics-kazakhstan-and-youth-engagement-politics

James Nixey, Director, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Kate Mallinson, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Jemma Finnegan, Junior Press Officer, Communications and Publishing, Chatham House
Ben Horton, Communications Manager, Communications and Publishing, Chatham House

Crimea’s Occupation Exemplifies the Threat of Attacks on Cultural Heritage (Chatham House)

Societies, courts and policymakers should have a clearer awareness that assaults against cultural heritage constitute a creeping encroachment on a people’s identity, endangering its very survival.

https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/crimea-s-occupation-exemplifies-threat-attacks-cultural-heritage

Kateryna Busol

Britain Walks Post-Brexit Tightrope With Huawei Decision (Chatham House)

The UK government seems to have balanced competing interests of the economy, national security and relations with America. But the full US response remains to be seen.

https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/britain-walks-post-brexit-tightrope-huawei-decision

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri

The Killing of Qassem Soleimani: Implications for the Middle East (Chatham House)

Chatham House experts consider the current crisis between Iran and the US and the relations between the two countries going forward.

https://www.chathamhouse.org/file/killing-qassem-soleimani-implications-middle-east

Speakers

Professor Toby Dodge, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House; Professor of International Relations, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
Renad Mansour, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme; Project Director, Iraq Initiative, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Lindsay Newman, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House
Sanam Vakil, Deputy Director and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Lina Khatib, Director, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

Net Zero and Beyond: What Role for Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage? (Chatham House)

Policymakers are in danger of sleepwalking into ineffective carbon dioxide removal solutions in the quest to tackle climate change. This paper warns against overreliance on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS).

https://www.chathamhouse.org/publication/net-zero-and-beyond-what-role-bioenergy-carbon-capture-and-storage

Duncan Brack, Richard King