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Christoph Bluth

Christoph Bluth

Professor of International Relations and Security, University of Bradford

My research interests are international security studies, nuclear weapons policies and the prevention of the spread of weapons of mass destruction, Cold War History. Regional expertise in Russia and Eurasia, Pakistan, Iraq, Germany, and North East Asia (especially Korea). I am involved in a Leeds University initiative on terrorism and also the Korean Research Hub (University of Leeds and Sheffield)

Prior to coming to the University of Bradford, I was Professor of International and European Studies at the University of Reading and subsequently Professor of International Studies at the University of Leeds.

While at King's College London, I worked with Sir Lawrence Freedman and Robert O'Neill on the four-nation Nuclear History Programme, before taking up a lectureship in International Relations at the University of Essex.

Global Geopolitics Series

Crimea: Ukraine uses new tactics to attempt to take back strategic territory from Russia

Aug 21, 2022 17:21 pm UTC| Politics

Russian president Vladimir Putin has reportedly replaced the commander of his Black Sea fleet just three days after an attack on the Russian Saki airbase in Crimea, as Ukraines military strategy shifts towards regaining...

Global Geopolitics Series

Ukraine: US deploys more troops in eastern Europe -- here's how it compares with the cold war

Jul 04, 2022 16:39 pm UTC| Politics

US president Joe Biden is beefing up the US military presence in eastern Europe as a reaction to the Ukraine war. Biden plans to redeploy troops from Germany to Poland and Romania and send more destroyers to strengthen...

How Ukraine war could boost tensions between US and China over future of Taiwan

May 28, 2022 11:03 am UTC| Politics

China is becoming more repressive at home and more aggressive abroad, according to the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken. Blinken made a major statement on US foreign policy on May 26 at George Washington University....

South Korean election: the big challenges ahead for new president Yoon Suk-yeol

Mar 12, 2022 11:24 am UTC| Politics

South Korea has elected a new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, who now has the task of tackling a housing crisis, a cost of living crisis and a decision about whether to restart dialogue with neighbouring North Korea. The 2022...

South Korea's president is facing an uncertain future of protest and scrutiny

Nov 16, 2016 11:13 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Political upheaval, mass protest, and an unpopular president facing a criminal investigation. No, not the US after the election of Donald Trump but the very messy current situation in the public life of South...

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Economy

Samsung Electronics welcomes the appointment of the first female president in the company

Samsung Electronics announced the appointment of its very first female president, as its chairman Lee Jae Yong is, strongly intending to break the glass ceiling in the organization. The new female president was revealed...

Kimchi US exports hit a record high this year as the popularity of K-food spikes

Kimchi, the favorite side dish of Koreans, is getting more popular as the interest in it continues to grow around the world. The popularity was also attributed to the boom in K-food, leading to the spike in demand in the...

POSCO Chemical signs six-year battery supply deal with GM-LG Ultium Cells joint venture

POSCO Chemical inked a six-year deal with Ultium Cells LLC, the US-based company that was established via the joint venture between General Motors and LG Energy Solution. The contract is for the supply of synthetic...

Apple mulls transfer of iPhone production to Vietnam or India after violent protests, riots in China factory

Apple, the maker of iPhones, is reportedly considering moving to either Vietnam or India as the workers protest in China continues to escalate. Riots broke out due to the zero-COVID policies at the iPhone factory in the...

AT&T agrees to $6M penalty for SEC lawsuit settlement over information disclosure to analysts

ATT Inc. is set to pay a $6.25 million penalty to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as it agreed to settle its lawsuit case over alleged selective leakage of financial information to analysts at Wall...

Politics

UK: Labour pledges to abolish House of Lords

The British opposition Labour Party is believed to take power in the country by 2025 following the general elections. Labour leader Keir Starmer pledged this week that there would be a major transfer of power to the public...

Russia-Ukraine war: Ukrainian general says Russian mobilization increased Moscow's military threat

A Ukrainian general on the ground said that Russias partial mobilization has only increased Moscows military threat. This comes amidst advances by Ukrainian forces in key territories. In remarks on television Monday,...

G7·유럽연합·호주, 러시아산 원유에 가격 상한제 도입...배럴당 60달러

원본 기사: Russia-Ukraine war: G7 agrees to $60 per barrel oil price cap 주요 7개국(G7)와 호주가 해상 수송되는 러시아산 원유에 대한 가격 상한제를 실시하기로 합의했다. 지난 2일(현지시간) G7과 호주는 러시아산 원유에...

Russia-Ukraine war: G7 agrees to $60 per barrel oil price cap

The G7 countries and Australia agreed on a price cap for Russian oil at $60 last week. The agreement followed the approval of holdout Poland which would be up for formal approval. The G7 and Australia gave their...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

It was the first time scientists confirmed that nitrous oxide increases if nitrogenous fertilizers are used excessively for rice farming.

The excessive use of nitrogenous fertilizers for rice farming results in a sharp increase in the emission of nitrous oxide, the major greenhouse gas contributor, according to study by the Gyeonggi-do Agricultural Research ...

Technology

‘Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’ release date is leaked on Steam, hinting at an early 2023 launch

Video game fans looking forward to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor may not have to wait for EA and Respawn Entertainments announcement for a release date. Details about the games launch appeared to have been leaked by quite a...

Apple AR/VR headset release date: Analyst says mass shipments could be delayed to the second half of 2023

Apple is expected to enter the AR and VR space by next year with its first mixed-reality headset. While previous reports claimed it could be announced in early 2023, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo updated his predictions to suggest...

PS Plus downloadable games for December includes remastered ‘Mass Effect’ trilogy

December is going to be a good month for PlayStation Plus members now that Sony announced the lineup of new downloadable games at no additional cost going live next week. The list is headlined by the collection of...

Livspace launches 3 experience centers in Singapore

Livspace has launched three new experience centers in Singapore as part of its expansion in Southeast Asia. The three centers of the omnichannel home interior and renovation platform are located in Suntec City,...

Pixel 7a design will be identical to the Pixel 7 series as renders appear in a new leak

Although the Pixel 7a is not expected to launch until 2023, alleged renders revealing its design have already leaked before this year ends. And as many expected, it will likely look identical to Googles flagship phones...
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