SOAS University of London

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

Insight Briefings

The SIS Insight Briefing series aims to make our academics critical interdisciplinary research on international relations, diplomacy, gender and sexuality, queer cultures, media and communication, digital cultures, journalism, security, sustainable development and climate change in Asia, Africa and the Middle East regions and their diasporas accesible to all.

Briefing Papers

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Two pandemics at once: Covid-19 and illegal forest activities

Dr Feja Lesniewska, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 12
07 August 2020

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A social science perspective for Covid-19 response

Pallavi Roy, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 11
31 July 2020

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Precarious food systems faltering under the weight of the pandemic

Zainab Lokhandwala, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 10
17 July 2020

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Diplomacy in the time of Covid-19 - three aspects

Hanns Kendel, Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 9
10 July 2020

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Covid-19, refugees and the shift to the right: the Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Michael W. Charney, Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy (CISD)
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 8
3 July 2020

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Factors behind Africa’s Covid-19 success

Mba Chidi Nmaju, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 7
26 June 2020

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Covid-19: The new US-China battlefield

Yanan Song, Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 6
19 June 2020

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“Fixing” the economy in the pandemic: How Covid-19 exposes the fragilities of global capitalism

Tobias Franz, Centre for International Studies & Diplomacy
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 5
12 June 2020

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Greening the post-Covid-19 recovery

Harald Heubaum, Centre for Sustainable Finance
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 4
3 June 2020

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The Solo-Social Spectrum of Sport: COVID-19

J. Simon Rofe, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)
James Allen, Counsel Ltd
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 3
28 May 2020

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Freeze Weapons: The need for a moratorium on the production, trade and supply of weapons to fund healthcare

Dr Olamide M. Samuel, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD)
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 2
27 May 2020

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Media, COVID 19 and the Arab World

Dina Matar, Centre for Global Media and Communications
SIS Insight Series | Briefing 1
15 May 2020

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