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H&P encourages historians to use their expertise to shed light on issues of the day. If you are interested in submitting an opinion piece for publication, please see our editorial guidelines. We currently have 307 Opinion Articles listed by date and they are all freely searchable by theme, author or keyword.


The General and the Leader of the Opposition: Corbyn and constitutional convention

Critics claim  General Sir Nicholas Houghton's recent comments on Corbyn's nuclear policy breached a constitutional convention. Ann Lyon explores whether or not such an accusation has any basis in constitutional law. 

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Military working dogs, past, present and future

They were messengers in the First World War, jumped over Normandy on D Day and detected mines in Afghanistan and Iraq. Military working dogs have played a key role in conflicts and been decorated for their service in the British Armed Forces. As Kim Brice of King's College London explains, they are likely to remain a mainstay. 

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Historical method and international crises: weapons of mass destruction in Syria

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Reagan vs. Thatcher:  unpicking the special relationship

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Tripoli, the American national anthem and an old drinking song

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The Government must remember Britain’s naval traditions

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Dr Liam Fox: More Palmerston than Blair?

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Nuclear elections

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Don’t mention the war? History suggests foreign policy can swing voters

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1989: Divided memories, East and West

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