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13.07.18 | Martin Plaut
Eritrea and Ethiopia have made peace

How it happened and what next

20.06.18 | Hurst Staff
Books for World Refugee Day

In recognition of World Refugee Day, we at Hurst have put together a selection of titles on refugees and immigration around the world.

At least three of the five Middle Eastern teams competing in this year’s World Cup in Russia promise to bring the region’s convoluted and messy politics with them.

13.06.18 | Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda
The 1950 World Cup, Brazil and the Maracanã Stadium

Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda discusses the 1950 World Cup stadium debate.

12.06.18 | Nicholas Walton
Singapore’s Tightrope Act

The circus is most certainly coming to Singapore. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meet on Sentosa Island.

What is happening to the United Kingdom, and, within that, what is happening to England? In this extract from his new book, Jeremy Black looks to the past in order to try to understand the present; namely, what forces have shaped the historical identity of England and how that has affected English nationalism today.

13.04.18 | Dominic Rubin
The Skripal Affair: The New Cold War?

Over the last few weeks, the ‘Skripal poisoning affair’ has unfolded. The main issue—whodunnit and why?—is something the public won’t know the truth about for some time to come, if ever, making it the perfect vehicle for the pre-existing phobias of various analysts.

In a post-Brexit era of swelling imperial nostalgia and revisionism, the story of Alum Bheg’s skull – a war-trophy from the Indian ‘Mutiny’ of 1857 discovered in a pub in Kent – offers a telling example of how a genuinely nuanced history of the British Empire might be written.

The man Guinean president Alpha Condé likes to compare himself with is none other then Nelson Mandela. And yes, there are similarities.

Gordon Brown was not the enthusiast for Afghanistan that his predecessor was, and had none of the passion that Tony Blair had for counternarcotics. With the Foreign Affairs Committee describing the partner nation role in counternarcotics as a “poisoned chalice” in 2009 the UK actively began looking for an amicable separation.

11.09.17 | Azeem Ibrahim
Why the U.S. Cannot Ignore the Rohingya

The Rohingya situation presents an opportunity for the US and China to work together to resolve one of the world’s most dire humanitarian crises.

Maduro is not a lone despot. Nor will he be the last. He is simply another turn in Venezuela’s Bolivarian cycle of perpetual liberation.