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Natasha Lindstaedt

Natasha Lindstaedt

Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex
Natasha Lindstaedt is Deputy Dean (Education) (Social Sciences) and Professor in the
Department of Government at the University of Essex. Her teaching interests include International Relations and Comparative Politics, with specific interest in Development, Middle East Politics, African Politics and Latin American Politics.

She has taught MA and undergraduate courses at the University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit (VU), California State University (Long Beach), Ventura College and the College of the Canyons.

She has also served as a visiting scholar at Texas A&M and has served as the Coordinator UNISCA for the University of Amsterdam, the largest Model UN conference in the Netherlands.

Her research interests are Authoritarian Regimes, International Development, Third World Politics.

Global Geopolitics Series

Putin’s designs on a Baltic island are leading Sweden to prepare for war

May 27, 2024 06:53 am UTC| Insights & Views

Gotland has been a popular holiday destination for decades, but recently Swedish commander-in-chief, Mikael Bydén, claimed that Russian president Vladmir Putin has his eyes on the island. Concern was further ramped...

US under Trump Series

Trump-proofing Nato: why Europe’s current nuclear deterrents may not be enough to face biggest threats since WWII

May 02, 2024 06:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Though a second Trump presidency is not a foregone conclusion, Nato members are gearing up to Trump-proof the organisation and reviewing their defence strategies. Natos concerns about Trumps re-election were heightened...

Georgia is sliding towards autocracy after government moves to force through bill on ‘foreign agents’

Apr 23, 2024 08:06 am UTC| Insights & Views Law Politics

Georgias ruling party attempted to pass a controversial bill on foreign agents in March 2023. The law would have required civil society groups and the media to register as being under foreign influence if they receive...

US calls for UN vote on immediate ceasefire in Gaza – what this shift says about America’s relationship with Israel

Mar 25, 2024 05:07 am UTC| Insights & Views

The United States has significantly shifted its position on Gaza by submitting a UN security council resolution calling for an immediate and sustained ceasefire, tied to the release of the hostages kidnapped by...

US under Trump Series

Donald Trump and the ‘madman theory’ of foreign policy

Jan 26, 2024 11:02 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

With Donald Trump now looking more and more likely to be the Republican nominee for Novembers presidential election, the former president is now making the case that among other things, he would be much more effective than...

Global Geopolitics Series

The Houthis: four things you will want to know about the Yemeni militia targeted by UK and US military strikes

Jan 15, 2024 04:14 am UTC| Insights & Views

The Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah (or supporters of God), are a violent militia group that currently exercise de facto control over much of northern Yemen. Formed in the 1990s, the group was named after its founder,...

G7 is more united but not effective enough to tackle the world’s biggest problems

Jun 08, 2021 12:19 pm UTC| Insights & Views

When the UK hosts the G7 summit in Cornwall between June 10 and 12, it will be the first intergovernmental meeting of the worlds seven wealthiest democracies since before COVID. Playing host for the seventh time, the UK is...

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Economy

Rotting sargassum is choking the Caribbean’s white sand beaches, fueling an economic and public health crisis

The Caribbeans sandy beaches, clear turquoise water and vibrant coral reefs filled with an amazing variety of sea creatures have long been the pride of the islands. The big three sun, sea and sand have made this...

Sierra Leone’s bushmeat markets pose serious health hazards – we studied two for six months to find solutions

You are walking through the bustling centre of Bo, Sierra Leones third largest city. Following the crowd, you turn off the main road onto a narrower thoroughfare and find yourself in an open-air market. Shelters...

Africa doesn’t have a choice between economic growth and protecting the environment: how they can go hand in hand

Heathrow Airport in the UK currently uses more energy than the entire west African country of Sierra Leone. Despite Africa accounting for less than 4% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, many of its countries face...

Spare us the talk about a wages explosion. There’s nothing wrong with lifting Australia’s lowest wages in line with inflation

What is it with the Coalition and wages? When, in the final days of the 2022 election campaign, the then opposition leader Anthony Albanese backed an increase in award wages to keep pace with inflation, his opposite...

Net zero is not just good science – it’s also a good deal for ordinary people

As the UK moves into a general election, a misinformed debate over the countrys climate transition and legally binding net zero targets risks further dividing people. Much of this debate in the UK focuses on the cost of...

Politics

Unmarred by Russian spying scandal, Austria’s far-right expected to cruise to victory in European elections

For the Freedom Party of Austria (FP), the weeks are going by like clockwork. The far-right party continues to top the polls. It is expected to clinch a comfortable victory in the European elections on 9 June with almost...

Indian election: Narendra Modi hasn’t delivered the expected landslide – where the BJP may have gone wrong

Narendra Modi may have led his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to a historic third term, but the landslide victory that many had expected failed to materialise. With half of the 640...

Iran: president’s death has set hardliners jostling for position to replace ageing supreme leader

The death of Irans president, Ebrahim Raisi, in a helicopter crash in May plunged Iran into political uncertainly. Raisis death has set off an intense power struggle within the Islamic Republic. Irans consitution...

Modi’s narrow win suggests Indian voters saw through religious rhetoric, opting instead to curtail his political power

Indias ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, had hoped for a landslide victory in the countrys six-week general election the largest display of democracy, by far, in a year of voting around the world. But with results...

Science

Eye exercises to improve sight – is there any science behind them? An ophthalmologist explains why you shouldn’t buy the hype

You may have seen advertisements claiming to eliminate the need for eyeglasses through vision therapy or vision training basically, eye exercises. These exercises include putting pressure on or palming the eye; eye...

The universe’s biggest explosions made some of the elements we are composed of. But there’s another mystery source out there

After its birth in the Big Bang, the universe consisted mainly of hydrogen and a few helium atoms. These are the lightest elements in the periodic table. More-or-less all elements heavier than helium were produced in the...

Engineering cells to broadcast their behavior can help scientists study their inner workings

Waves are ubiquitous in nature and technology. Whether its the rise and fall of ocean tides or the swinging of a clocks pendulum, the predictable rhythms of waves create a signal that is easy to track and distinguish from...

If an asteroid hit Earth and all the humans died, would the dinosaurs come back?

Many, many years ago dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Six-year-old Aga knows that a meteorite wiped them out… but could another meteorite bring them back? You can read a print version of this story...

Ancient DNA from an extinct native duck reveals how far birds flew to make New Zealand home

Ask a bird lover if they have heard of the extinct giant moa or its ancient predator, Haasts eagle, and the answer will likely be yes. The same cant be said of New Zealands extinct, but equally unique, mergansers a group...

Technology

Tesla Cybertruck Deliveries Halted Amid Windshield Wiper Issue; Watch Elon’s Victory Lap

Tesla has paused Cybertruck deliveries due to a problem with its massive windshield wiper. The issue, which affects the largest wiper ever installed on a consumer vehicle, has caused a temporary halt in deliveries, with...

Shein and Temu Face Tax Crackdown in South Africa, Higher Duties Imposed

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) will impose higher import duties on low-value clothing orders from Shein and Temu, addressing local retailers concerns about unfair competition. Starting July 1, 2024, all clothing...

Elon Musk Claims the New Tesla Roadster Will Be Able to Fly

Elon Musk has revealed that the new Tesla Roadster will be able to fly, hinting at a possible collaboration with SpaceX. This exciting announcement has left many eagerly anticipating further details about the electric...

Tesla Extends FSD Transfers for Another Quarter, Confirms Elon Musk

During Teslas 2024 Annual Stockholder Meeting, Elon Musk announced that the company will extend Full Self-Driving (FSD) transfers for one more quarter, starting in Q3, following a spontaneous suggestion from an audience...
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