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Natasha Lindstaedt

Natasha Lindstaedt

Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex
Natasha Lindstaedt is Deputy Dean (Education) (Social Sciences) and Professor in the
Department of Government at the University of Essex. Her teaching interests include International Relations and Comparative Politics, with specific interest in Development, Middle East Politics, African Politics and Latin American Politics.

She has taught MA and undergraduate courses at the University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit (VU), California State University (Long Beach), Ventura College and the College of the Canyons.

She has also served as a visiting scholar at Texas A&M and has served as the Coordinator UNISCA for the University of Amsterdam, the largest Model UN conference in the Netherlands.

Her research interests are Authoritarian Regimes, International Development, Third World Politics.

Global Geopolitics Series

Putin’s designs on a Baltic island are leading Sweden to prepare for war

May 27, 2024 06:53 am UTC| Insights & Views

Gotland has been a popular holiday destination for decades, but recently Swedish commander-in-chief, Mikael Bydén, claimed that Russian president Vladmir Putin has his eyes on the island. Concern was further ramped...

US under Trump Series

Trump-proofing Nato: why Europe’s current nuclear deterrents may not be enough to face biggest threats since WWII

May 02, 2024 06:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Though a second Trump presidency is not a foregone conclusion, Nato members are gearing up to Trump-proof the organisation and reviewing their defence strategies. Natos concerns about Trumps re-election were heightened...

Georgia is sliding towards autocracy after government moves to force through bill on ‘foreign agents’

Apr 23, 2024 08:06 am UTC| Insights & Views Law Politics

Georgias ruling party attempted to pass a controversial bill on foreign agents in March 2023. The law would have required civil society groups and the media to register as being under foreign influence if they receive...

US calls for UN vote on immediate ceasefire in Gaza – what this shift says about America’s relationship with Israel

Mar 25, 2024 05:07 am UTC| Insights & Views

The United States has significantly shifted its position on Gaza by submitting a UN security council resolution calling for an immediate and sustained ceasefire, tied to the release of the hostages kidnapped by...

US under Trump Series

Donald Trump and the ‘madman theory’ of foreign policy

Jan 26, 2024 11:02 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

With Donald Trump now looking more and more likely to be the Republican nominee for Novembers presidential election, the former president is now making the case that among other things, he would be much more effective than...

Global Geopolitics Series

The Houthis: four things you will want to know about the Yemeni militia targeted by UK and US military strikes

Jan 15, 2024 04:14 am UTC| Insights & Views

The Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah (or supporters of God), are a violent militia group that currently exercise de facto control over much of northern Yemen. Formed in the 1990s, the group was named after its founder,...

G7 is more united but not effective enough to tackle the world’s biggest problems

Jun 08, 2021 12:19 pm UTC| Insights & Views

When the UK hosts the G7 summit in Cornwall between June 10 and 12, it will be the first intergovernmental meeting of the worlds seven wealthiest democracies since before COVID. Playing host for the seventh time, the UK is...

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Economy

Saudi Arabia to Invest $180B in Green Economy; Saudia Group to Purchase 100 eVTOL Jets

Saudi Arabia is investing over $180 billion to develop a green economy, reinforcing its leadership in renewable energy. In a groundbreaking move, Saudia Group has also signed a deal with Lilium to purchase 100 eVTOL jets,...

Philippine Central Bank Implements New FX Guidelines to Enhance Market Surveillance

The Philippine Central Bank announced new foreign exchange guidelines on July 17 to bolster market surveillance. These changes aim to ensure financial stability by collecting accurate FX transaction data, following the...

IMF Boosts UK Growth Forecast, Signaling Economic Confidence in New Labour Government

The International Monetary Fund has raised its 2024 growth forecast for the United Kingdom from 0.5% to 0.7%, providing a positive outlook for the new Labour government led by Prime Minister Keir Starmer. The IMFs July...

President Joe Biden to Propose 5% Cap on Annual Rent Hikes Amid Housing Crisis

President Joe Biden is set to propose a 5% annual cap on rent increases for large landlords to address soaring housing costs. The announcement will be made during his visit to Nevada on July 16, aiming to curb inflation...

Politics

Joe Biden Shock: Leaked Messages Reveal Democratic Delegates Doubting POTUS' 2024 Candidacy After Debate Performance

Democratic delegates voiced concern regarding President Joe Bidens debate performance in private online discussions, which cast doubt on the feasibility of his candidacy. Politico acquired a collection of messages...

Elon Musk Called Donald Trump a 'Stone-Cold Loser' in 2020, Now Backs Him in Shocking Reversal

A New York Times story indicated that Elon Musk, a wealthy donor to Donald Trump, referred to the former President as a stone-cold loser in 2020 and expressed disapproval of his character. According to an anonymous...

Donald Trump Slams Biden’s Electric Vehicle Mandate, Pledges to Save Auto Industry at RNC

During the Republic National Convention in Milwaukee, former President Donald Trump strongly criticized Joe Bidens advocacy for the electrification of road transport. I will end the electric vehicle mandate on day one,...

Donald Trump Accepts GOP Nomination, Criticizes Democrats for 'Destroying' Nation in RNC Speech

At the Republican National Convention on Thursday, Donald Trump ascended the stage to accept the nomination of the Republican Party and deliver his first statement since the attempted assassination at the rally. In his...

Science

SpaceX Reveals Cause of Falcon 9 Anomaly After Engine Failure and RUD Incident

SpaceX announced a liquid oxygen leak caused the Falcon 9s second-stage engine failure, resulting in a RUD. Despite the anomaly, the second stage was passivated successfully. SpaceX Identifies Liquid Oxygen Leak as...

SpaceX Moves Starship Booster to Launch Pad for Historic Flight 5 Test Attempt

SpaceX has moved its rocket booster to the launch pad for the fifth Starship test flight, following a series of prelaunch tests. This test, set for next month, includes the unprecedented attempt to catch the first stage...

Study: Alcohol and Energy Drink Mix Impairs Memory and Learning in Rodents

Researchers at an Italian university found that mixing alcohol and energy drinks leads to long-term memory and learning issues in rodents. The study, published in Neuropharmacology, highlights the potential risks to...

SpaceX to Help NASA Deorbit ISS; Starlink Lands Major Comcast Business Partnership

SpaceX will develop the U.S. Deorbit Vehicle so that NASA can safely deorbit the ISS by 2030. Meanwhile, SpaceX Starlink secures a significant partnership with Comcast Business to enhance rural connectivity. NASA Taps...

Technology

Bullish Pennant on Solana's Chart Signals Potential Rally After 17% Price Increase

After Solanas remarkable 17% weekly gain, traders have identified a bullish pennant pattern on the price chart, raising expectations for a potential rally. Analyzing the Pennant Pattern Following Solanas 17% weekly...

Shiba Inu Team Members React to WazirX Hack, SHIB Holders Face Massive Losses

Hackers exploited a vulnerability in WazirX, stealing $102 million worth of Shiba Inu, causing significant concern among SHIB holders. Magnitude of the WazirX Hack WaxirX, an Indian cryptocurrency exchange, is the...

SHIB and XRP Outperform Bitcoin in South Korea: Key Metric Reveals Surprising Trend

In South Korea, SHIB and XRP have outpaced Bitcoin, with a key metric revealing surprising trading trends on Upbit. XRP and SHIBs Market Performance This information was supplied by CoinMarketCap, which indicates...

WazirX Hacker Converts SHIB, MATIC, and PEPE to 43,799 ETH; Holds Altcoins Amid ETF Bullish Sentiment

A WazirX hacker converted SHIB, MATIC, and PEPE into 43,799 ETH, holding $12-$15 million in altcoins, eyeing Ethereums ETF rally. WazirX Hackers Conversion Strategy Boosts ETH Holdings According to a report by...
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