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Anatol Lieven on crisis in Ukraine
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March 14, 2014 12:03 PM PDT
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Anatol Lieven, Professor of International Relations in the department, gives his views on the crisis in Ukraine and its international implications.

More about Professor Lieven here

You can also watch a shorter version of this interview on our YouTube channel.

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Russia's understanding of war
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March 07, 2014 03:00 PM PST
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Against the background of the crisis in the Ukraine, Oscar Jonsson, doctoral student in the department, discusses Russia's way of warfare. Also on the situation in Ukraine: Professor Anatol Lieven in the Huffington Post: Why Obama shouldn’t fall for Putin’s Ukrainian folly.

In our series 'Where are they now?' we hear from our alumnus Adrian Johnson who is now the Director of Publications and Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

More about our MA in Conflict, Security & Development -- and our other MA programmes here.

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website. You can also watch (or listen to) some of our previous events on our YouTube channel

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

King's of War Relaunched
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February 28, 2014 09:42 AM PST
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Dr Thomas Rid, Reader in the Department, talks about the relaunch of the King's of War blog. 

If you'd like to check out the blog, click here.

Our MA student Sudhir Selvaraj talks to Professor Hilton Root, currently vising professor in the Department of Political Economy, about his new book 'Dynamic About Nations'.

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website. You can also watch (or listen to) some of our previous events on our YouTube channel

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Cumberland Lodge: Post-colonial subject / PTSD / Re-integration of soldiers
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February 21, 2014 10:40 AM PST
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The Department of War Studies held its annual postgraduate research student conference at Cumberland Lodge this week. We talked to three of our students after they presented her early findings and ideas.

Laurie Benson: Creative expression, conflict and identity between post-colonial France and Algeria

Stefan Schilling: Beyond the Trauma Count(s) - A Comparative Analysis of Post Traumatic Stress in Soldiers from Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom

Alison Brettle: Social Networks, Informal Mechanisms and the Reintegration of Ex-Combatants

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website. You can also watch (or listen to) some of our previous events on our YouTube channel

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

India and the US
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February 14, 2014 11:07 AM PST
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Why will the US and India never form an alliance? Dr Rudra Chaudhuri, Lecturer in South East Asian Security and Strategic Affairs in the department, explains when he talks about his new book 'Forged in Crisis: India and the United States since 1947'.

More about Dr Chaudhuri here; and if you'd like to purchase the book, here's a link.

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website. You can also watch (or listen to) some of our previous events on our YouTube channel

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Refugees in Eastern Sudan / India's nuclear policy
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February 07, 2014 11:23 AM PST
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Dr Helen Thiollet, Sciences Po Paris, talks about Eritrean refugee camps in Eastern Sudan. Her research challenges the view that refugees in camps are just victims who are trapped in their situation and have not agency. 

More about Dr Thiollet here

Dr Gaurav Kampani, researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, investigates the question if India’s nuclear posture and use philosophy is undergoing radical transformation.

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website. You can also watch (or listen to) some of our previous event on our YouTube channel

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Hobbs on Nuclear security education / Urban on War & UK media
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January 31, 2014 09:46 AM PST
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Dr Christopher Hobbs, Deputy Director for Knowledge Transfer at the department's Centre for Science and Security Studies talks about his work on nuclear security education.

More about Dr Hobbs here.

BBC Newsnight's diplomatic and defence editor Mark Urban gave this year's War Studies lecture. We have a clip here in which he discusses his experience of covering the Iraq war. His lecture on War and the British media is available in full on our YouTube Channel

MA students Luciana Tellez and Hillary Briffa talk about the 2014 Conflict, Security and Development Conference on 'Organised Crime in Conflict Zones'. Tickets are 15 pounds for students and University of London staff and 30 pounds for professionals. More about the conference here.

We also have details of next week's events. Events website.

Presented by Jayne Peake 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Leenders on Syria Talks / Omand on electronic surveillance
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January 24, 2014 07:24 AM PST
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Dr Reinoud Leenders, Reader in International Politics and Middle East Studies in the department,  discusses the prospects of the negotiations on Syria that started in Switzerland this week.

You can also watch this interview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=biMhes4XfME

More on Dr Leenders here

Sir David Omand, visiting professor in the department, talks about electronic surveillance. Sir David took part in a panel discussion on the topic organised by the RCIR, which should be available on our YouTube channel soon. The other panelist were Professor Didier Bigo, Ben Emmerson QC and it was chaired by Professor Vivienne Jabri.

More about Sir David Omand here

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website.

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Preparing for CBRN Terrorism
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January 17, 2014 06:30 AM PST
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Dr Kristian Krieger, Research Associate in the Department, is one of a team of researchers that is headed by Dr Brooke Rogers. They work on EU funded project PRACTICE (more here) Kristian talks about the early results of an exercise they did in Birmingham a few week's ago.  

You can also watch this interview (plus photos of the exercise) on the War Studies YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/G-2ObG739h0 

More on Dr Krieger here

Jayne Peake provides details of next week's events.

Events website.

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

Peacebuilding / Threats to Infrastructure
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December 13, 2013 03:48 AM PST
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Dr Sarah von Billerbeck, new Lecturer in International Relations in the department, talks about her research on UN peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa.

More on Dr von Billerbeck here. You can also follow her on twitter: @SVBillerbeck

Dr Alexander Feteke, Professor of Risk and Crisis Management at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, who took part in a panel on the dangers of terror attacks organised by EUCERS, talks about threats to infrastructure and social media and crisis management.

The Department has a new YouTube channel. As a 'taster' this podcast includes the audio of our latest video in our series 'INSIGHTS'. Dr Alessio Patalano, Lecturer in War Studies, comments on China's new Defence Indentification Zone. 

Presented by Dr Peter Busch 

DISCLAIMER: Any information, statements or opinions contained in this podcast are those of the individual speakers. They do not represent the opinions of the Department of War Studies or King's College London.

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