Category Archives: Jude Howell

Sep 26 2012

GWOT blog comes to an end but not the War on Terror

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The Global War on Terror (GWOT) has raised a host of dilemmas and challenges for development agencies and civil society actors. Funded by the ESRC under the Non-Governmental Public Action Programme (NGPA) Professor Howell and Dr Lind carried out research … Continue reading

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Sep 14 2011

Moving on from the ‘War on Terror’

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Ten years have passed since the tragic events of September 11th 2001. Over 3,000 people died in the brazen assault on New York’s Twin Towers. Lives were shattered, families torn asunder and a nation lay shocked in the debris of … Continue reading

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May 18 2011

Now Osama bin Laden is no more, is it time to reflect on the delinking of aid?

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So Osama bin Laden is now dead. After months of observing his hide-out in Abbottabad, 40 miles north of Islamabad, Pakistan, American Special Forces launched a clandestine operation to capture or kill Bin Laden. Within forty minutes it was all … Continue reading

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Sep 22 2010

National security concerns continue to dictate government aid and development agendas

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August 2010, an internal Department for International Development (DFID) paper was leaked that pointed to a significant shift in Britain’s aid policy. In particular it was muted that development projects would be expected to make the ‘maximum possible contribution’ to … Continue reading

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Aug 23 2010

Obama changes rhetoric but the ‘war on terror’ continues to impact civil society

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Despite a change in rhetoric, the legislation, practices, policies and structures introduced since 9/11 still inhibit society’s ability to practise democracy The recent leaks of more than 90,000 sensitive documents revealing the extent of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has yet … Continue reading

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