At 8.05am on 12 May 1994 – exactly 20 years ago – John Smith died during an early morning bath in his Barbican flat. He had suffered a second, massive … Read the rest
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Proxy wars represent a perennial strand in the history of conflict. The appeal of ‘warfare on the cheap’ has proved an irresistible strategic allure for nations through the centuries. However, … Read the rest
Major-General Tim Cross CBE was the most senior British officer in the building of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and now in retirement has become a military logistics expert. … Read the rest
Ailsa McKay was in the first cohort of students I taught as a novice lecturer at the University of Stirling in the mid-1980s. Later, she became my first PhD … Read the rest
The first book to go on the new Ballots and Bullets section – The Bookshelf -, is Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain … Read the rest
Within South Asia in 2014, the states of Nepal and Burma/Myanmar are currently undergoing constitutional redesign and experiencing demands for recognition of territorially concentrated ethnic groups. Similar demands are … Read the rest
The protests and regime change in Ukraine have clearly captured the global imagination. Although the protests themselves had continued for quite some time, the brutal failed crackdown and sudden … Read the rest
This is the thirty-third in a series of posts that report on the state of the parties as measured by opinion polls. By pooling together all the available polling evidence … Read the rest