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.
Apartheid finally died its natural death in 1994 and South Africa rejoiced, albeit briefly. The symbol of that joy could not have been anyone else but Mandela himself, who, at 76, oversaw the brief transition to something resembling political normalityaaa
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”aaa
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.
Following recent terrorist attacks in Britain, Raffaello Pantucci examines the relationship between the radical Islamist sect al-Muhajiroun and the rise of violent extremism both within the UK and abroad. How has this long legacy of affiliation shaped the increasingly heated and divisive tensions within British society?
David Roberts traces the fraught relationship between Qatar and its neighbours over recent decades, and the long-standing disputes between Doha and Riyadh that precipitated the current conflict.
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Manchester, the term ‘ungoverned spaces’ has returned to the forefront of public debate. Is this a valuable, or even an accurate, notion?
Donald Trump’s recent disclosure of classified information to Moscow is nothing new – Henry Kissinger did the same thing.
As the aftershocks of last week’s big “WannaCry” cyber attack reverberate, it’s worth taking a moment to think about what it all means.