Interview with Jules Boykoff, author of four books on the Olympic Games, most recently NOlympians: Inside the Fight Against Capitalist Mega-Sports in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Beyond (Fernwood 2020) and Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics (Verso 2016). His work has appeared in academic journals like the International Review for the Sociology of...
During a UEFA Champions League match in 2013, Greenpeace activists unfurled a large banner from a stadium roof to reveal to the statement ‘Don’t Foul the Arctic’. This was in response to Russian oil and gas corporation Gazprom engaging in high risk oil exploration in one of the world’s most...
Climate Security and the Strategic Energy Pathway in South Asia
Climate Security and the Strategic Energy Pathway in Southeast Asia
Sport, “a powerful change agent”: an interview with Richard Lapchick
Sport amidst US elections Sport is often imagined as a means to unify and foster a common sense of belonging. Whereas modern presidents of the United States had traditionally used sports to appeal to a wide, bipartisan public in an attempt to unify Americans, Donald Trump deliberately politicised sport to...
The GCC, Qatar/Saudi Relations and the Future Outlook for Sport
World Cup the Winner in GCC Denouement Though Questions for Sport Remain
A play-by-play of sports and climate change
The reality is that the state should have the same distance from all religious beliefs. This is what secularism [laiklik in Turkish] is all about. (Statement by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his visit to Zagreb, Croatia, on 26 April 2016.) France, and what it represents, appears in many respects to...
The pandemic is accelerating the development of monetary solutions driven by economic digitization. Beyond the roller coaster of the main cryptocurrencies, the development of an efficient and stable monetary system is at stake for the digital age, involving public and private currencies, with varying degrees of centralization. An interview with...
In the fall of 2020, a campaign to boycott French products was launched in protest against the “Islamophobia” that would prevail in France. President Emmanuel Macron spoke out against such interpretation. How did things end up like this? We have often heard of a French policy tailored for the Arab...
This may have been the year of Covid-19 and its brutal consequences, but the virus does not appear to have disrupted one area of activity: football club takeover deals. Indeed, although many clubs and governing bodies across the world have grappled with an absence of fans and ticket revenues, some...
From the digital euro to reindustrialisation, a new compromise in the face of widening divergence in the EU
The pandemic is exacerbating divergence within the EU, as member states are grappling with the consequences of deindustrialisation and the legacy of previous crises in different ways. From the challenge of a significant stimulus to the risk of a sacrificed generation, to the promise of a digital euro, a new...
The first in a series of F1 Grand Prix races takes place in the Gulf region this week, starting with a double-header of races being staged in Bahrain. Afterwards, the championship heads to Abu Dhabi for the season finale, which will conclude what has surely been the sport’s strangest season...
[EPOSM] More than 5000 completed questionnaires
Malabar naval drills commence as calls for boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics emerge
During November, the annual Malabar naval drills are taking place in the Bay of Bengal. The usual participants – India, the United States and Japan – are being joined this year by Australia, thirteen years after it last took part in the exercise. Intended to serve as a counter to...
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Global Health Think tank
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Geostrategic Observatory on Sport
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EPOSM – Evidence-based Prevention Of Sporting-related Match-fixing
EPOSM project is a Erasmus+ collaborative partnership between academic and on-the-field organisations which studies sporting-related match-fixing in different sport disciplines on a European level and organizes tailor-made training sessions.More
Observatory on Turkey and its Geopolitical Environment
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