Category: World Politics

3 February, 2014

Peter Hill

By What Alchemy? Testimonies from the Arab Risings

Personal testimonies of the Arab Spring are an antidote to cynicism and resignation in the Western view of the risings, writes Peter Hill.


Emily Williams

The Coming Global Order

Charles Kupchan offers an alternative future vision that avoids scaremongering about the Chinese or lamenting the West’s lost greatness.


24 June, 2013

Ré Phillips

Reweaving the Eternal Circle

The artist Ré Phillips explains the processes and the politics which have shaped the work in her first solo exhibition.


18 June, 2013

Nico Hobhouse

Writing Revolution



27 May, 2013

Harriet Fitch Little

Mores and Moralities

Shereen El Feki offers a bold, wide-ranging, and even-handed analysis of sex, politics and religion in the Arab world.


Faris Alikhan

Wars of the Weak

A tension emerges between the hawk and the historian in Max Boot's epic account of insurgent warfare.


13 May, 2013

Tom Cutterham

An Atlas of Thought

David Armitage offers a suitably postmodern model for the exploration of international intellectual history.


17 February, 2013

Nakul Krishna

The Fat Sheep’s Tails

William Dalrymple's history of the British invasion of Afghanistan in 1839 draws on new archival material to paint a rich picture of its subject, Nakul Krishna writes.


Rebecca Loxton

Any Other Name

Rebecca Loxton looks for Salman Rushdie in the cracks between fact and fiction that appear in his memoir.


4 February, 2013

Dominic Davies

Gripping the Prison Bars

Dominic Davies looks into the extraordinary work and the intolerable circumstances of the nobel prize-winning poet Liu Xiaobo.