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Taliban Advances in Afghanistan

Taliban Advances in Afghanistan and the Associated Risks Internationally Taliban advances across all of Afghanistan in the last two weeks has brought the risk of devastating consequences to everyone’s attention. In just eight days, the Taliban has taken control of nearly all of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.  On this week’s International Risk Podcast, our Host Dominic […]

The Risk of Intellectual Property rights: ethical dilemmas and risk

Intellectual property rights have been a topic of discussion since Ancient Greece. More recently our rooted ideas of intellectual property have been challenged once more in the face of morality. The coronavirus pandemic has raised questions as to whether our idea of property prevents ethical decision-making surrounding public access to medicines and covid-19 vaccinations, as well as whether some IP protections should be provisionally overridden to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. It is ultimately a question of risk.

International Law and its applications to current risks

During The International Risk Podcast discussion with Will Clapton, the topic of anticipatory self-defence was discussed.  International self-defence is complex, but the prohibition of the use of force, has remained clear and undeniable since 1945. Customary International Law (CIL) right to anticipatory self-defence no longer exists in the UN era and cannot be justified as a permissible use of force under […]