Anne Speckhard

Anne Speckhard

December 20, 2016 2:53 pm

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  • Protecting Children in Armed Conflict
    Feature Blog

    Protecting Children in Armed Conflict

    The UN has launched a new advocacy campaign ACT to Protect Children Affected by Conflict.  The purpose of this campaign is to further raise awareness of the issues involved with children affected by conflict.  At present there exists a range of legal and political initiatives that seek to protect...


  • Changing approaches to reception and accommodation of displaced populations
    Geography

    Changing approaches to reception and accommodation of displaced populations

    The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (“Convention”) is the foundation for global responses to reception and accommodation of displaced individuals and populations (refugees).  In the aftermath of World War II, the UN Refugee Agency was focused on displaced populations in Europe and is now engaged with...


  • Deal or No Deal – Brexit Security Risks and Cooperation
    Europe

    Deal or No Deal – Brexit Security Risks and Cooperation

    The deadline for the British government to secure an agreed withdrawal from the European Union (EU) by 29 March is fast approaching. Despite negotiating a deal for more than two years, the Houses of Parliament have voted down the Prime Minister’s exit plan agreed with the EU.  Defeated by...


  • The Geopolitics of Energy Transformation: On Practicalities of the Big Shift
    Energy Diplomacy

    The Geopolitics of Energy Transformation: On Practicalities of the Big Shift

    According to a ground-breaking report, A New World: The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation, issued recently by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the global energy system is undergoing fundamental changes which will have a lasting geopolitical impact. Specifically, the Report argues that “energy transformation will alter the global...