Why Eurosatory should be closed for good – and for the good of the world (Part 2)

[Catch-up with Part 1 here] The interconnectedness of things: Why we need to have a holistic approach to security If there’s one lesson we’ve learned – or should have learned – from this pandemic, it is that no problem can

Why Eurosatory should be closed for good – and for the good of the world (Part 2)

[Catch-up with Part 1 here] The interconnectedness of things: Why we need to have a holistic approach to security If there’s one lesson we’ve learned – or should have learned – from this pandemic, it is that no problem can

Why Eurosatory should be closed for good – and for the good of the world (Part 1)

Real security – lessons from Covid-19 Every second year for several decades Eurosatory – the world’s biggest arms fair – has been held in Paris. But not in 2020. Despite the event’s impressive array of fabulously rich backers, this biennial

Why Eurosatory should be closed for good – and for the good of the world (Part 1)

Real security – lessons from Covid-19 Every second year for several decades Eurosatory – the world’s biggest arms fair – has been held in Paris. But not in 2020. Despite the event’s impressive array of fabulously rich backers, this biennial

A-levels and Asylum: How the news media subtly shapes attitudes about equality

In the first two weeks of August 2020 two stories dominated British media headlines: reports of an increased number of people crossing the Channel in small boats to seek asylum in the UK, and students receiving their A-level or Scottish

A-levels and Asylum: How the news media subtly shapes attitudes about equality

In the first two weeks of August 2020 two stories dominated British media headlines: reports of an increased number of people crossing the Channel in small boats to seek asylum in the UK, and students receiving their A-level or Scottish

Reflections on a Feminist Foreign Policy for the future

Among the (many) elements highlighted by the COVID-19 are the facts that our societies are deeply unequal and that our governments have not succeed in tackle these inequalities exacerbated by the crisis. At a time when we are trying to

Reflections on a Feminist Foreign Policy for the future

Among the (many) elements highlighted by the COVID-19 are the facts that our societies are deeply unequal and that our governments have not succeed in tackle these inequalities exacerbated by the crisis. At a time when we are trying to

Solidarity during COVID-19: Switzerland and France

The beginning of spring has brought blooming solidarity. Despite the isolation and the social distancing, many communities have found new ways to support and help each other. Numerous community groups, associations, solidarity groups and NGOs have increased their work to

Solidarity during COVID-19: Switzerland and France

The beginning of spring has brought blooming solidarity. Despite the isolation and the social distancing, many communities have found new ways to support and help each other. Numerous community groups, associations, solidarity groups and NGOs have increased their work to

Solidarity during COVID-19: Italy and Slovenia

In recent weeks the QCEA blog has reported on policies that have led to further marginalisation of some people in our societies, and violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms. However, the pandemic has also activated a sense of solidarity

Solidarity during COVID-19: Italy and Slovenia

In recent weeks the QCEA blog has reported on policies that have led to further marginalisation of some people in our societies, and violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms. However, the pandemic has also activated a sense of solidarity

Confined with violence

We have been told to wash our hands, to wear masks, to keep a social distance. Staying at home has been a necessary way of limiting the spread of the pandemic. Yet, another pandemic has been with us at home.

Confined with violence

We have been told to wash our hands, to wear masks, to keep a social distance. Staying at home has been a necessary way of limiting the spread of the pandemic. Yet, another pandemic has been with us at home.

Peacebuilding in Europe: No Social Justice, No Peace

I’ve spent a good portion of my professional career working with and for stakeholders within the peacebuilding sector. My interest in conflict prevention and peacebuilding work has always been rooted in its acknowledgement and starting assumptions of complexity and nuance.

Peacebuilding in Europe: No Social Justice, No Peace

I’ve spent a good portion of my professional career working with and for stakeholders within the peacebuilding sector. My interest in conflict prevention and peacebuilding work has always been rooted in its acknowledgement and starting assumptions of complexity and nuance.

The pandemic is no excuse for torture

In late May, the NGO No Name Kitchen reported that a group of boys seeking sanctuary in Europe had been found by the Slovenian police just after crossing the border from Croatia. A 16-year-old boy told the organisation that soon

The pandemic is no excuse for torture

In late May, the NGO No Name Kitchen reported that a group of boys seeking sanctuary in Europe had been found by the Slovenian police just after crossing the border from Croatia. A 16-year-old boy told the organisation that soon

There is no shortcut to a world without racism

“For every attempt made by marginalized people to express anguish and seek change for historical (and ongoing) harm, there’s always pushback from those who demand that we suffer only in the expected ways, express that suffering with an acceptable tone,

There is no shortcut to a world without racism

“For every attempt made by marginalized people to express anguish and seek change for historical (and ongoing) harm, there’s always pushback from those who demand that we suffer only in the expected ways, express that suffering with an acceptable tone,