Alina Toporas

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Alina Toporas is a recent Master of Science graduate in Global Crime, Justice and Security at the University of Edinburgh Law School. She has previously worked for the European Commission Representation in Scotland, the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), the Romanian Embassy in Croatia and Hagar International (the Vietnamese branch). She is currently serving as a Communications Assistant of the British Embassy in Romania. Her research interests are mainly targeted at the EU-UK cooperation in Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) post-Brexit. Alina is also the author of various pieces on transnational crimes (namely, human trafficking and illicit trade) with a geographical focus on South-East Asia.

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Higher Education for Sustainable Development

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Election Monitoring in 2018: What Not to Expect

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Diplomacy by Sport: the Tale of the Two Koreas

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European Elections to Watch Out for in 2018

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What Role Should Criminology Play in Government Policymaking?

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Scotland – 45 years in the European Union

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Violence against Healthcare: Social and Humanitarian Implications

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Russia-UK Relations Post-Brexit

With the news that Twitter and Facebook are facing major sanctions because of their reluctance to offer information on alleged Russian interference in the...

Drawing the EU-NATO Partnership

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Banning Killer Robots the Non-Conventional Way: The Case for Preventive Arms Control

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