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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.

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

NBA to launch AR mobile in partnership with Pokémon Go developer Niantic

The NBA and its players association (NBPA) will launch an officially-licensed augmented reality (AR) mobile game dubbed the NBA All-World in partnership with Pokémon Go developer Niantic. With the help of user...

Air New Zealand offers sleeping pods for economy class passengers

Air New Zealand will offer six full-length sleeping pods per flight under its Skynest concept, among the features included on its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, due to enter into service in 2024. The feature will allow...

PGA Tour, DP World Tour fortify alliance to combat LIV Golf

The PGA Tour and DP World Tour have strengthened their strategic alliance with a new 13-year operational joint venture in competing against the Saudi-backed LIV Golf. The alliance would help create new player pathways...

NBA invests in kids' TikTok-like social network Zigazoo

The National Basketball Association is investing in Zigazoo Inc., a TikTok-like app, as the kids social network gets more involved. Among Zigazoos investors are Serena Williams, Jimmy Kimmel, and the DAmelio...

Samsung acquires German OLED display firm Cynora for $300 million

Samsung Display Co. has purchased display company Cynora GmbH for about $300 million, gaining technology for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens. As part of the deal, Samsung acquired Cynoras intellectual...

Politics

Joe Biden announces US military reinforcements in Europe

World leaders under the NATO alliance gathered this week for a summit in Madrid, where the ongoing war in Ukraine was on the main agenda. US President Joe Biden announced that there would be reinforcements of the US...

NATO announces invitation for FInland, Sweden to join alliance

In a major shift in security in Europe this week, the NATO alliance has officially extended an invitation for Finland and Sweden to join the military grouping. The invitation came as both countries broke their neutrality...

North Korea state media says joint drills between US, South Korea, Japan another step to establishing 'Asian NATO'

North Korea has criticized the joint military drills that the US, South Korea, and Japan are holding amidst the tensions in the peninsula that resulted from Pyongyangs repeated weapons tests. North Korean state media...

Afghanistan: No women at the national unity gathering, says Taliban acting deputy PM

The international community has raised concerns about the Talibans policies on women and girls since retaking control of Afghanistan in August last year. The insurgent groups acting deputy prime minister said no female...

Science

Sea lettuce used as cow feed may lower marine ecosystem threat

A joint study conducted by a local feed manufacturer and Konkuk University showed that cows fed with a newly developed feed containing sea lettuce emitted 28 percent less methane gas than those who werent. Cows fed sea...

S. Korean scientists develop robot skin that senses tactile stimuli, self heals

A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a robot skin that can sense external tactile stimuli and recover from injury when damaged. The newly developed robot skin...

Absolut enlists startup's help in developing fiber-based bottle cap

The Absolut Company is enlisting the help of Swedish start-up Blue Ocean Closures in developing a fiber-based closure cap for its Absolut Vodka bottle. The caps design uses a combination of sustainably sourced FSC fiber...

S. Korea to produce biodegradable plastic with seaweed

South Koreas Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and a research team at Pohang University of Science and Technology will begin developing technology that uses marine plants to produce biodegradable plastic material. Among...

How nanotechnology can revive Nigeria's textile industry

Nigerias cotton production has fallen steeply in recent years. It once supported the largest textile industry in Africa. The fall is due to weak demand for cotton and to poor yields resulting from planting low-quality...

Technology

Report: Samsung is developing a lower-priced foldable phone

Samsung is reportedly developing an entry-level foldable phone that will be sold at a much lower price than the latest Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. But the device is not expected to enter the market until...

Snapchat subscription service launches in nine countries

Snapchat started the rollout of its subscription service, officially named Snapchat+. It appears, however, that exclusive features are quite limited at the moment and it will be initially available in nine...

Brazil’s Anatel proposes mandatory USB-C phone chargers

Brazils national telecommunications agency, also known as Anatel, is exploring the possibility of requiring phone manufacturers to support USB-C charging. The agency has opened a public consultation on the matter that...

Regular Pixel 7 model could gain 4K selfie video capability

The Pixel 7 series is still a few months away, but some details about its camera features might have leaked by way of the recent Google Camera update. And it appears that Google might be working on making the 4K selfie...
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