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Centre on Religion & Geopolitics

Turkey, The EU, And Migration

In May, the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics and the British Institute of Turkish Affairs (BITAF) hosted a well-attended event in Parliament on “Turkey, the EU, and migration”. Parliamentarians joined a lively debate covering the Syrian migration crisis, Turkey’s application to the EU, and the current nature of political debates inside Turkey.

31 May 2016

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Tony Blair: Extremism Is A Global Struggle. We Must Take It On And Defeat It Wherever It Occurs.

Extremism is not just about the Middle East; it's a global struggle. Defeating it therefore requires new policies and sustained international effort. The only way that the world can work is through pluralism and an open-minded attitude towards others, and we must take harmful ideologies and defeat them whenever and wherever they occur. On 24 May, the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics (CRG) co-hosted with Prospect Magazine an "in conversation" event with Tony Blair.

24 May 2016

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Data from the Fragile States Index

The 2016 Fragile States Index, produced by the Fund for Peace, found that the continuing civil war in Syria, including attacks by ISIS, and the Boko Haram insurgency in countries like Chad, Nigeria, and Niger, has ensured that these countries have become less stable and more fragile.

06 Jul 2015

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Data from the Global Report on Internal Displacement

The 2016 Global Report on Internal Displacement, produced by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, found that globally during 2015 there were 8.6 million new displacements from violence and conflict, with 4.8 million of these displaced by conflict in the Middle East alone.

06 Jul 2015

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Data from the Global Peace Index

The 2016 Global Peace Index, produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace, found that the world is becoming less peaceful, primarily due to the intensification of conflict in the Middle East and North Africa. Three of the five biggest declines in peace, when measuring conflict, safety and security in society, and military assistance, occurred in Yemen, Libya, and Bahrain.

06 Jul 2015

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Data from the Global Terrorism Index

The 2015 Global Terrorism Index, produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace, found that the number of lives lost to terrorism increased by 80 per cent in 2014, showing that ISIS and Boko Haram are now jointly responsible for 51 per cent of all global fatalities from claimed terrorist attacks.

06 Jul 2015

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