RCIR Event Round-Up: Dr Nora Stel on Hybrid Political Order and the Politics of Uncertainty

Author: Kiran Phull On the 23rd of Feb, the RCIR had the honour of hosting Dr. Nora Stel from Radboud University, Netherlands for a rich and timely discussion of her 2020 book Hybrid Political Order and the Politics of Uncertainty: Refugee Governance in Lebanon. The event was chaired by Dr. Stephan Engelkamp and the book… Continue reading RCIR Event Round-Up: Dr Nora Stel on Hybrid Political Order and the Politics of Uncertainty

From Reimagining Communities to Communities Reimagining

Author: Laura Zuber It is the 13th of April 2021 and the the call for writing a blog article on ‘Reimagining Communities’ for this year’s Security Studies conference reaches me in a vulnerable moment in my research process: six months into the PhD, I made the decision to change topic. Roughly, my original plan consisted of… Continue reading From Reimagining Communities to Communities Reimagining

From Debates to Processes: Trajectories of Intelligence Oversight in the UK

Author: Joseph Jarnecki On 17 October 2019, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) handed their report on Russian interference into the British democracy to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The ISC is a bipartisan committee mandated by the British Parliament to oversee the British intelligence services – replacing discussions with formal parliamentary procedures. Following significant delays… Continue reading From Debates to Processes: Trajectories of Intelligence Oversight in the UK

Solidarity in Military Courts: Crimean Tatars in Global History, Politics and Practices

Author: Alvina Hoffmann What kinds of transnational or global strategies can local activists mobilise for themselves to generate international attention and solidarity? This is a central question for many Crimean activists as they face criminalisation and incarceration of Crimean Tatar men in Crimea since its annexation by Russia on 18 March 2014. Based on the… Continue reading Solidarity in Military Courts: Crimean Tatars in Global History, Politics and Practices