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About David Keen

David Keen is a Professor of Conflict Studies at LSE and author of Useful Enemies (Yale University Press), Complex Emergencies (Polity) and The Benefits of Famine (Princeton University Press and James Currey).

Articles by David Keen

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

After Raqqa: what will it take to get to peace in Syria?

While the ruins of Raqqa have changed hands, the drivers and impacts of the war remain open wounds.

Trump: the shamer shamed

Trump has been getting away with the hypocritical shaming of 'others' with uncomfortable frequency. His latest hypocrisy – the groping protector of American women – is surely a step too far. 

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