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Other Groups in Pakistan Have Adopted the al Qaeda Ideology

The Democracy Forum hosted a seminar at the Commonwealth Club in London on March 25th. The subject was ‘Home Grown Terrorism; Threats from Within and Abroad’ and several leading experts attended and spoke on this aspect of the war on international terrorism. Dr Paul Gill of University College London, discussed the result of a study conducted at Pennsylvania State University which revealed that in 64% of cases, members of the perpetrator’s family knew about the planned violent attacks in advance.

Italy’s Bersani struggles to overcome election stalemate

Italian centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani was left with only a slim hope of forming a government after last month’s deadlocked election as talks with rival party leaders ended with a further rejection from Beppe Grillo’s 5-Star Movement.

The impasse inItalyhas been closely watched by investors mindful of the turmoil which brought down Silvio Berlusconi’s government in 2011 and was reflected in rising borrowing costs at a closely watched bond auction on March 27.

Labour’s one-time ‘PM in waiting’ exits politics


Former British foreign secretary David Miliband, once tipped as a potential prime minister, has said he is leaving politics to boost his brother’s chances of leading the opposition Labour party to victory in an election in 2015.

His departure ends speculation he might replace brother Ed Miliband as Labour leader between now and 2015 if his sibling falters. But the move was also seen as a sign he did not think it likely that Ed would win.

Report on October 7 Seminar, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge

On October 7 2010, The Democracy Forum, in collaboration with the Centre for South Asian Studies, held a seminar atCorpus ChristiCollege,Cambridgeon the topic of ‘Political violence and terror inSouth Asia’. The chief organiser was Professor Sir Christopher Bayly, Vere Harmsworth Professor of Imperial and Naval History atCorpus ChristiCollege,Cambridge, who has published widely on south Asian history, culture and politics.

Is the Tide Turning for Human Rights in Pakistan with the Resumption of Democracy?

Seminar hosted by The Democracy Forum at the London School of Economics May 17th

On 17 May 2010, Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne chaired a seminar at the London School of Economics on the emotive question: Is the Tide Turning for Human Rights inPakistanwith the Resumption of Democracy?