International Public Policy Journal Weekly Briefing

By Reza Majd, on 19 March 2018

Compiled by Nicole Watson and Tommaso Bernabo’

Calls for Papers

Interested in writing an article for the IPPR Journal published in September? We are currently accepting articles on the topic “Truth and Principles”. Articles are anywhere from 1000-5000 words in the form of opinion pieces, policy reviews, or longform, and we do accept papers previously submitted for classes (provided you confirm with your professor). More information can be found on our website.

 

If you are interested in writing about social media, AI, the internet or any other forms of technology for our “Internet and Tech month”, Nicole and Yasi would love to hear from you (nicole.watson.17@ucl.ac.uk ; y.qureshi.17@ucl.ac.uk). If you would like to get involved with our Internet and Tech podcast, please contact Taylor Matthews (trcmatthews14@googlemail.com ).

 

If you are interested in writing something, but unsure whether it would work or how to go about it, please contact our Journal Editor, Alejandro Briones Sosa (Alejandro.sosa.17@ucl.ac.uk).

 

Week in review

Leopoldo López Speaks Out, and Venezuela’s Government Cracks Down

The opposition leader’s interview with The New York Times Magazine coincides with a renewed offensive against dissent (NY Times)

 

Duterte to withdraw Philippines from ICC after ‘outrageous attacks’

The Philippines said on Wednesday it is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) due to what President Rodrigo Duterte called “outrageous” attacks by U.N. officials and violations of due process by the ICC (Reuters).

 

Egypt’s 2018 presidential ‘election’: What you need to know

Egyptians abroad prepare to vote beginning on March 16 in Egypt’s fourth contested presidential polls (AlJazeera).

 

Former South African president Jacob Zuma faces corruption charges

Indictment is tied to a $2.5 billion arms deal from the 1990s (Washington Post).

 

Mass protests in Slovakia after PM Fico quits

About 65,000 people attended anti-government protests in Bratislava, organisers say (BBC).

 

Aung San Suu Kyi asks Australia and Asean for help with Rohingya crisis

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says Myanmar leader seeks humanitarian and ‘capacity building’ assistance (The Guardian).

 

Turkey claims to have encircled Afrin, besieging up to 200,000

Inhabitants of majority Kurdish Syrian city fear a blockade and bombardment are imminent (The Guardian).

 

Russia stockpiling nerve agent – Johnson

The UK foreign secretary also dismisses claims the substance may have come from a UK laboratory (BBC).

 

Putin basks in election he could not lose

Vladimir Putin won a landslide victory by sidelining opponent and stoking nationalist sentiment, Sarah Rainsford in Moscow says (BBC).

 

 

 

Events this week:

‘Producing Global Governance in the Global Factory – Prof. Virginia Haufler’ (link)

When: 20th March, 6.15pm

Where: E28 Harrie Massey LT, 25 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AY