News from 2022
Politics student and FIFA World Cup Ambassador Ghanim ready for tournament kick-off in Qatar
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be kicking off in Qatar in just five days. Politics student Ghanim al-Muftah was proudly selected as one of the Ambassadors for the tournament and is determined to use this responsibility to promote solidarity and peace.
Ukraine war: What does Turkey aim to achieve by blocking the Swedish and Finnish membership to NATO
The longstanding neutrality of Sweden and Finland was abandoned when both states submitted formal applications to Nato. But they are facing an unexpected obstacle on the way to membership: Turkey. Ali Bilgic, Reader in International Relations and Security argues that Ankara’s veto reflects its aims to change the status quo and make gains in three areas: the eastern Mediterranean, Syria – and in its own domestic politics.
International Relations, Politics and History achieves success in Research Excellence Framework 2021
International Relations, Politics and History have achieved excellent results in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 with 100% of our Politics and International Studies research impact assessed ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
Vladimir Putin: risk-taker who is gambling his country’s future
In the early 1990s, when he was deputy mayor of St Petersburg, Vladimir Putin was known to a member of the city’s legislature, Viktor Talanov. A psychologist by profession, Talanov prepared a study of Putin in which he concluded that one of his subject’s fundamental psychological characteristics was a very high tolerance of risk.
Dr Paul Maddrell discusses Russian siege of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol
Only Monday 21 March Dr Paul Maddrell, Lecturer in International History and International Relations at Loughborough University, appeared on TRT World's "The Newsmakers" programme to discuss the Russian siege of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
The Ukraine crisis: Expert comment from the University’s Professor of War Studies
As the world reels from Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, the University’s Professor of War Studies and renowned expert on Russia, the Cold War and its legacies, explains the root causes of the conflict.
UKRI announce the appointment of Dr Melodee Beals as one of its first UKRI Policy and Engagement Fellowship in Digital Research and Innovation Infrastructure
UKRI has recently announced the appointment of Dr. Melodee Beals as one of its first UKRI Policy and Engagement Fellowship in Digital Research and Innovation Infrastructure.
Dr Paul Maddrell delivers lecture on 23 August 1939: The Nazi-Soviet Pact and Mass Killing in Eastern Europe
On 23 August 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union concluded a non-aggression pact, enabling Adolf Hitler to wage war on Poland without fear of a war with the Soviet Union. Both armies invaded Poland in September 1939 and by doing so, made the Holocaust possible.
Alex Christoyannopoulos publishes paper on the pacifist critique of the red poppy
Alex Christoyannopoulos, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations has recently published his paper titled “A pacifist critique of the red poppy: reflections on British war commemorations’ increasingly hegemonic militarism” with Critical Military Studies.
Loughborough’s Security MA students complete an internship with All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones.
Lewis Mobbs and Elliott Simm are both Postgraduate students currently enrolled on our Security MA course and were offered an internship opportunity over the summer with All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Drones.