Opinion Articles

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The President’s speech

Nigel Fletcher shows that this is not the first time a US President's proposed visit to the UK has become deeply controversial

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Donald Trump and Shinzo Abe’s strategic vision

Erika Tominaga suggests that the advent of Donald Trump could be very good news for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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Failed Black Sea Treaties - then and now

Russian expansion and a disregarded treaty - Hugh Small shows how the situation in Ukraine and Crimea today compares closely to that of 150 years ago.

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The Dutch 2016 Referendum: Voice, No Exit

Looking at the recent history of the Dutch EU-Ukraine referendum, Prof. Joop van Holsteyn & Tom Louwerse suggest how British voters are likely to interpret the forthcoming EU referendum. 

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“United in Diversity”? - A view from Greenland

Prof. Jens Wendel-Hansen looks back at Greenland's decision to leave the EEC and asks what lessons can be drawn for Britain's future in the European Union. 

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“Afghanistan’s armies past and present”: An update

Stephanie Cronin revisits her earlier policy paper and asks what progress has been made with Afghanistan's armed forces? 

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Slow progress towards the vote for Saudi women

The gradual spread of representative democracy for men and women in Arabian and Gulf countries is not unusual or characteristic only of Muslim societies, according to Jad Adams who compares and contrasts Saudi Arabia and the UK's enfranchisement of men and women. 

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Could imperial history help US foreign policy makers?

As the UK considers joining America in bombing the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Dr Marc-William Palen considers the light early-twentieth century theorists can throw on today’s state-sponsored militarism, democratic and despotic alike. 

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The Commonwealth Heads of Government: a question of leadership

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Britain and the formation of modern Yemen

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