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Principle Not Expediency Must Drive UK Conflict Strategy

Lord McConnell

In one ill-judged briefing last week, the Prime Minister may have set back years of progress towards a joined-up, long term, approach to conflict, development and peacebuilding. And he or his aides may have jeopardised international progress towards agreement on reflecting conflict and security challenges in the new Millennium Development Goals after 2015. While the…

EU Aid Must Not Be A Casualty of Budget War

Lord McConnell

  This week saw an interesting and lively debate in the House of Lords on recent developments in the European Union. While Members’ contributions were varied and focused on a range EU issues, I chose to highlight the impact of the Union as a driving force for poverty reduction and peace in some of the…