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January 13, 2020

“Parties that do not change, die … If the world changes and we don’t then we become of no use to the world” – Tony Blair, 1994.

James Callaghan’s general election loss in 1979 and Michael Foot’s subsequent electoral failure in 1983 catalysed a period of internal divisio...

December 16, 2019

The United States needs the support of strong allies in global affairs to achieve legitimacy in its national interests and policy objectives that have become defined by multilateral cooperation since the end of World War II.

Allies are fundamentally important in securi...

November 27, 2019

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244, adopted on the 10th of June 1999, aimed to promote ‘the establishment of substantial autonomy and self-government in Kosovo’. On the basis of this, international negotiations on Kosovo’s status began in February 2007. A...

November 8, 2019

Understanding the characteristics of those who govern us has been of interest for millennia.

Some of the most well-known political philosophers have written on the importance of individuals, their temperament and their capacities to govern.

Plato mused of the ideal rul...

October 21, 2019

In the UK, it’s been hard to escape the feeling that our current political stalemate is totally unique to us. Yes, we might not be immune to President Trump’s Twitter sideshow or the horrors of Syrian civil war, but we’re somehow different. A mature Western democracy w...

September 23, 2019

With the increased showmanship of politics, accompanying it has been an increase in the focus on politicians’ character, persona and personality. This focus begets the reciprocal question regarding the personality of voters and how one’s psychological disposition can i...

September 11, 2019

The Middle East and Central Eurasia has become one of the most important regions in the world due to its exponential economic growth over past decades. As as result of this geopolitical and economic importance, more focus has been put on rentier states in the region an...

September 5, 2019

Over the past few decades, there has been an evolution in how we view international organisations (IOs). Gradually, as IOs such as NATO, the EU and the UN have gained more power and as the the world has become more globalised, we have moved away from viewing them in th...

August 27, 2019

Foreign policy often defines the way we perceive the world. For most of the 19th century, it was the main focus of the British government and into the 20th and 21st centuries it has shaped how nations interact with one another.

Yet the role of foreign policy has drastic...

August 14, 2019

Political Islam has served as one of the most contentious topics in modern political discourse, and with the regional order in the Middle East still in its early phases of transition, the tenets of political Islam and their evolution have never been so relevant.

But wh...

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