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“Bombies”: Legacies of the Secret War in Laos

Laos experienced some of the worst bombings of the Cold War era, and yet this legacy of violence often goes unrecognised in the international realm. In this article, Juliette O’Connor, explores this period of Laotian history and examines the trauma of unexploded ordnances that are still terrorising the nation today.

 

10 years of US air surveillance missions and bombings between […]

February 11th, 2020|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 Interview: Sven Beckert’s ‘Empire of Cotton’

Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 Interview: Sven Beckert’s ‘Empire of Cotton’

During the 2019 ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, Tom Wilkinson (LSE) caught up with Laird Bell Professor Sven Beckert (Harvard University) to discuss his award-winning book Empire of Cotton: A Global History and the historic place of South Asia in the global cotton economy.
 

TW: Your book looks at 5,000 years of history. Could you give me a brief overview of the cotton economy in South Asia?

SB: The […]

December 10th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments|
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    The Second-Last Sunday Every September: Remembering South Africa’s Fallen Soldiers

The Second-Last Sunday Every September: Remembering South Africa’s Fallen Soldiers

In this article, LSE PhD student Rishika Yadav elaborates on her experience at a memorial service for the Cape Corps, which she attended while on a trip to South Africa, and contemplates on the space of non-White soldiers in First and Second World War remembrance ceremonies.

 

As Remembrance Sunday has drawn to a close, I reflect on my own experience […]

November 25th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Donald Trump is Weak on Foreign Policy – And the Democrats Are Blowing It: A Historical Perspective

Donald Trump is Weak on Foreign Policy – And the Democrats Are Blowing It: A Historical Perspective

At the Democratic Party presidential debate held this month in Ohio, the candidates sparred over topics that have so far defined the campaign: impeachment, the economy, gun safety, immigration, education, income inequality, corruption, the opioid epidemic, and of course, “Medicare for All.”

However, during a debate that lasted nearly three hours, less than 15 minutes was spent tackling foreign policy […]

October 31st, 2019|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Ireland and Anglo-American Relations: From the Treaty of Versailles to Brexit

Ireland and Anglo-American Relations: From the Treaty of Versailles to Brexit

With the clock ticking fast on the UK’s exit from the European Union, LSE’s Pádraig Manning explores the history of American-Irish relations, the impact of the Irish community in the United States on the Good Friday Agreement, and how a possible resurgence of the Irish bloc in America can influence the stalemate over the Irish backstop.

 

In August, US President […]

October 10th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments|