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Localising al Qaeda: The Fluctuating Face of Jihad

In the aftermath of 9/11, Salafi-Jihadism and al Qaeda have invariably elicited Pavlovian reactions in the popular imagination. Conditioned by simplified media narratives and security-orientated government talking points, Western publics usually understand these labels in monolithic or one-dimensional terms. 2,696 more words


Whatever happened to multiple streams analysis?

John Kingdon published his Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies in 1984. What has happened since then? Put simply, it is now a classic text, and it took off in a way that Kingdon did not expect. 1,232 more words

Public Policy

The Harrogate History Festival - Indulging the History Geek

Last year I went to my first ever History Festival; the Harrogate History Festival, hosted by the Historical Writer’s Association. It was amazing – a chance to indulge my inner history geek with fellow history geeks. 603 more words

Derek Birks

Support grows for family living in box after 2-year-old son found wandering the streets at night

A 2-year-old boy was found wondering a park alone after he slipped away from his family’s makeshift cardboard home.

Angelique Roland, 27, and Michael Jones, 24, had been sleeping behind cardboard boxes with their children in Fairmount Park Welcome Center in Love Park. 164 more words


BOOK REVIEW: 24 Hours at Agincourt by Michael Jones

This month marks the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt and a flurry of books are being published to celebrate the occasion.

Henry V inherited the throne of England, which at that time included Wales, Calais and a substantial chunk of South West France, from his father (Henry IV) in 1413.  1,052 more words

Book Review

FF2015: ‘Lazer Team’ - movie review

Destined to become a cult classic since it’s inception is the sci fi comedy from Rooster Teeth LAZER TEAM. Hilarious and a lot of fun are a few words to describe this over the top feature. 288 more words

Horror Movie Reviews

Summer 2015 Anime Marathon Part 13: RWBY

RWBY Started in 2013 and was created by Monty Oum and has just entered it’s third season of production, sadly, without the series creator. Although, technically not “anime,” it technically is anime, as, in Japan, “anime” simply refers to “animation,” any animation. 204 more words