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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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Britain in Palestine: time to apologise?

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Margaret Thatcher and the Cold War

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Reagan vs. Thatcher:  unpicking the special relationship

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‘Angry white guys’ and the future of the Republican Party

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Cameron’s veto: a calamitous break with the past?

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Tripoli, the American national anthem and an old drinking song

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Whose truth?  Competing narratives in Syria and Libya

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