Nuclear Weapons: Learning from the Past

In politics, human life ironically seems to be of little interest; the response of the USA and Japan to the UN resolution outlawing nuclear weapons last week served as a painful confirmation of what years of raging against Western history textbooks, with their shockingly brief allusions to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, had made me suspect. The […]

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Profile: Michael Møller

It was last week, during his visit to Oxford to deliver a lecture at the Department of Politics and International Relations, that I had the chance to meet Michael Møller, current Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. An experienced civil servant with over 35 years experience at the United Nations,   Mr Møller […]

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It’s war, but not as we know it

Despite the violence we all see on TV, we live in a remarkably peaceful age. The global economy is more integrated than ever before, and major wars between states are rare. Though it is dangerous to guarantee anything in international relations, the prospect of a global conflict seems more distant than at any point in […]

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