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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Professor of International Politics, University of Birmingham
Scott Lucas became Professor of International Politics in 2014, having been on the staff of the University of Birmingham since 1989 and a Professor of American Studies since 1997.

He began his career as a specialist in US and British foreign policy, but his research interests now also cover current international affairs – especially North Africa, the Middle East, and Iran – New Media, and Intelligence Services.

A professional journalist since 1979, Professor Lucas is the founder and editor of EA WorldView, a leading website in daily news and analysis of Iran, Turkey, Syria, and the wider Middle East, as well as US foreign policy.

Ukraine war: EU parliament names Russia a 'state sponsor of terrorism' – but it won't stop the missiles

Nov 25, 2022 14:39 pm UTC| Politics

The EU parliament has declared Russia to be a state sponsor of terrorism. The largely symbolic resolution, which passed by a 494-58 vote on November 23, has no particular real-world consequences, but reflects MEPs...

Global Geopolitics Series

Russia and Iran's growing friendship shows their weakness not their strength

Jul 23, 2022 16:14 pm UTC| Politics

Facing economic and military difficulties in his invasion of Ukraine, the Russian president Vladimir Putin popped up this week in Irans capital Tehran. His plan was to show the world that, despite sanctions on Moscow and...

Saudi Arabia's crown prince, backed by the king, moves for absolute power

Mar 16, 2020 06:00 am UTC| Politics

The news seeped out of Saudi Arabia into international outlets late on March 6. King Salmans brother, Prince Ahmad bin Abdul Aziz, had been detained along with the kings nephew Prince Mohammad bin Nayef, former crown...

Is a war coming between the US and Iran?

May 16, 2019 03:34 am UTC| Insights & Views

You cant say the world wasnt warned. In February, US National Security Adviser John Bolton a leading proponent of the disastrous 2003 Iraq War sent a video message to Irans supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 40...

Pakistan forges closer ties with Saudi Arabia – and Iran isn't happy

Mar 09, 2019 06:02 am UTC| Insights & Views

New relationships are being forged within Pakistan and between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. These relationships and their importance were captured in a single, compelling moment during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin...

US mid-term results: seven key issues and what they mean for the country's uncertain future

Nov 08, 2018 17:21 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

America has voted, the results are in, but the countrys future remains uncertain for now. Tuesdays Congressional mid-term elections were billed rightly as among the most important in US history. Decades of widening...

How Russia's UN vetoes have enabled mass murder in Syria

Oct 04, 2018 16:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Since the start of Syrias uprising in March 2011, Russia has vetoed 12 UN Security Council resolutions concerning the conflict. Among other things, these resolutions covered human rights violations, indiscriminate aerial...

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Economy

Woowa Brothers commence robot food delivery service in Gangnam mall

Woowa Brothers Corp. launched its food delivery robot and began door-to-door delivery service at a shopping mall in Gangnam. The machine is capable of making deliveries in a 55-story Trade Tower and COEX mall shopping...

Burger King, Popeyes to expand in Europe via RBI and McWin’s partnership deal

Burger King and Popeyes restaurant brands are set for expansion in Eastern Europe after their owner, Restaurant Brands International, and McWin private investment fund signed a deal for it. McWin and RBIs agreement is...

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,...

HSBC sells Canadian business to the Royal Bank of Canada for $10B

HSBC Holdings Plc confirmed on Tuesday, Nov. 29, that it has sold its business in Canada to the Royal Bank of Canada for $10 billion or $13.5 billion in Canadian dollars. It will be paid in cash thus a dividend or bumper...

CJ CheilJedang exporting its plant-based PlanTable brand to 30 countries after selling 3 million products shortly after launch

CJ CheilJedang sold three million units of its plant-based PlanTable in just 10 months after it was first introduced. Now the company is bringing this brand to 30 markets worldwide through export. CJ CheilJedang...

Politics

UN women's rights body to decide on Iran's potential removal on December 14

A push led by the United States to remove Iran from the United Nations womens rights body is set to be decided on in a matter of weeks. The potential decision follows Washingtons push to have Iran removed from the body as...

UK PM Sunak says China a 'systemic challenge' to interests

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that China posed a challenge to the United Kingdoms interests in his first remarks on his governments foreign policy. Sunak also condemned the beating of a BBC journalist who was in...

South Korea: Yoon warns of unprecedented joint response to North Korea nuclear test

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol warned that there would be an unprecedented response should North Korea move ahead with its nuclear test. Yoon also called on China to dissuade North Korea from making such a...

UK foreign affairs committee visits Taiwan

A British parliamentary committee is set to visit Taiwan this week in an effort to look into a shift in the countrys foreign policy surrounding the Indo-Pacific region. The panel will be meeting with Taiwanese President...

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

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard merger gets unconditional approval in Serbia, concessions ‘likely’ to be offered to EU regulators

Microsoft is still facing immense scrutiny from regulators in most countries where it needs to gain approval for its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard for nearly $69 billion. But the company has reportedly gained...

NEC to build ¥33 billion global innovation hub near Tokyo

NEC Corporation will be constructing a 12-story global base for innovation with a floor area of roughly 50,000 square meters near Tokyo in March 2023 at around 33 billion. The provisionally named NEC Innovation...

Twitter is rolling out Blue, Gold, and Grey verification plans after suspending Twitter Blue

Twitter announced it may debut its new verification plans soon. Based on the account type, Elon Musk said they would roll out the blue, gold, and gray badges for platform users. The Twitter chief executive officer said...

CD Projekt considers more TV series adaptations following ‘Cyberpunk: Edgerunners’ success

Many video game fans might agree that Cyberpunk 2077 has already had its redemption, especially after its latest major update that coincided with the release of the Netflix anime adaptation Cyberpunk: Edgerunners. Now,...
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