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Dan Plesch

Dan Plesch

Director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London

Dan Plesch is the author of Human Rights After Hitler which was reported on NPR's All Things Considered and in the Guardian, Independent, Chicago Tribune amongst others. His previous publications include: America Hitler and the UN, Wartime Origins and the future UN (with Prof.Weiss) and the Beauty Queen's Guide to World Peace. He leads research on the UN and on Disarmament. See www.scrapweapons.com www.unwcc.org .

Dr Plesch read history at Nottingham and his PhD from Keel. He worked for non-governmental organisations focused on the abolition of nuclear weapons. In 1986 he founded the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and directed it from Washington DC until 2001, when he became the Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London.

Academic posts since 1988 include Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University, Research Associate at Birkbeck College, University of London and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Keele University.

Outside academia, he has acted as consultant and advisor to the UK and US governments, the BBC, CNN, Sky News, Kroll Security International, Oxfam, the Foreign Policy Centre and Greenpeace. He was the independent advisor to the UK government's department of constitutional affairs on the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.

He gave the keynote address to the official conference on the London bombings of 7/7/05, and was invited to give a plenary address to the World Congress on Renewable Energy in 2006. Contributions to newspapers, include the New York Times, Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian and the New Statesman.

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Could the US win World War III without using nuclear weapons?

Apr 20, 2018 05:59 am UTC| Insights & Views

In the last few years, as the US, Russia and China test each others patience and strategic focus, speculation about the chances of another world war has hit a new high. But many of the people seriously engaged in this...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries climb ahead of Fed Chair Powell, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries climbed Friday ahead of the Federal Reserves Chair Jerome Powells speech, coupled with a host of FOMC speeches through the day, as well namely Evans, Bostic and Kaplan. The yield on the benchmark...

German bunds gain even as Ifo business climate tops market expectations in April

The German bunds gained during European session Friday as investors have shrugged off the higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index for the month of April, released today. The German 10-year bond yields, which...

German bunds gain even as Ifo business climate tops market expectations in April

The German bunds gained during European session Friday as investors have shrugged off the higher-than-expected Ifo business climate index for the month of April, released today. The German 10-year bond yields, which...

USD/KRW likely to trade between 1,060-1,085 with upward bias given rising geopolitical uncertainties, says Scotiabank

The USD/KRW currency pair is expected to range trade between 1,060 and 1,085 with an upward bias given rising geopolitical uncertainty. Also, the South Korean exporters dollar selloff will provide some support to the KRW...

New Zealand bonds close higher on safe-haven demand as rising global uncertainties threaten risk sentiments

New Zealand bonds closed higher Friday as investors tilted towards safe-haven assets, following a rise in ongoing global uncertainties after United States President Donald Trump cancelled an upcoming summit with North...

Politics

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

Would America vote for Oprah for president?

America has had a black president. Is the country ready for a black president who is also a woman? Speculation about the candidacy of Oprah Winfrey makes clear that some voters think so. Granted, Winfrey says she...

Lawyers keep secrets locked up – so they get asked to do the dirty work

Lawyers seem to at the center of lot of scandals lately. President Donald Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office and hotel were raided by the FBI, is only the latest example. Harvey Weinsteins law firm...

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

Debate: On secularism in the 21st century

In January 2018 the French commemorated the Charlie Hebdo attacks that occurred three years earlier. The expression of American solidarity then toward the victims in France was quick and unwavering just as it was in the...

Science

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Scientists Want To Make Dogs Live Longer

Dogs are some of the most endearing creatures on the planet and one of the most tragic things about them is their short lives, at least when compared to humans. Depending on the breed, they can live from 7 to 15 years, on...

700,000-Year-Old Find Proves Early Humans Settled The Philippines Longer Than Previously Thought

Archeologists recently made a monumental discovery in the Philippines that pushes back the earliest period of human settlement in the region that was previously thought by over 600,000 years. Rhino bones and tools that...

States Sue EPA Over Rollbacks Of Environmental Protection Regulations

The Trump administration might not believe in climate change and could not care less about the environment, but the rest of the US does. This is why 18 states so far are now suing the Environmental Protection Agency for...

Technology

Andy Rubin's Essential Is Reportedly Looking For Buyers As 'Essential Phone 2' Development Hits Dead End

Just several months after the first Essential Phone was delivered, the company Essential Products Inc. is reportedly now in the market while the development of their next-generation smartphone has been...

Mac Users Hit By Cryptomining Malware

Malware mining isnt considered as a major risk by a lot of consumers and businesses. Even with their methods being relatively simple, exploiting basic vulnerabilities in a given system, people and organizations still arent...

ShipChain Responds After South Carolina Issues Cease-and-Decease Order

A few days ago, a supply chain startup called ShipChain was hit with a cease-and-decease order by the state of South Carolina. The legal action was due to the fledgling business allegedly offering investment opportunities...

Valve Reveals Apple 'Revoked' Release of Steam Link on App Store

PC gamers can no longer stream games to their iOS-powered devices after Valve revealed that Apple has revoked the release of Steam Link on the App Store. Valve chronicled how the launch of Steam Link app on iOS crumbled...

California SC Rules Social Media Providers Should Grant Criminal Defendants Access to Requested Data

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that criminal defendants should be granted access to certain social media posts and communications in order to build their case. In the age of prevalent social media use among...
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