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    After the departure of ISAF, what would an Afghan peace process look like?

    Military force is increasingly being used to end civil conflicts, but this cannot bring stability to Afghanistan. The international community must find ways to nurture an inclusive peace process.

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    Caroline Hartzell is Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College and director of its Center for the Study of Global Issues

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    Voices from the 1989 Malta summit

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    Catching the USSR’s last days on camera

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    Nick Turner is a freelance cameraman working for US networks

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    The money has gone East

    But the rise of China need not mean the demise of the West

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    Dr Ruan Zongze is Vice-President and Senior Fellow at the China Institute of International Studies as well as Editor-in-Chief of the CIIS journal, China International Studies.

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    Speaking only English could prove a handicap in a globalized world

    That the English language is now dominant in the world should make life easier for its native speakers, one might think. Alas no. It means everyone else is at least bilingual and in a globalized market, more employable

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    Michael Worton, CBE, is Emeritus Professor of Arts and lately Vice-Provost at University College London

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    Afghanistan: Rula Ghani

    The role of a 'first lady' in Afghanistan is fraught with historical baggage

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    Climate change: Global warming down on the farm

    The meat and dairy industries have as much an effect on global warming as transport yet public awareness is still low

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    ‘Livestock – Climate Change’s Forgotten Sector’, a Chatham House Research Paper

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    Jargonbuster: Jargon of 2014

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    Date with history: Ten years of Freedom of Information requests

    Open government has its costs, but they are worth paying

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    Jon Baines is an expert on information rights law and data protection

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