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    Controlling the Gulf: US Policy and the Military Incompetence of Imperial Iran and Saudi Arabia

Controlling the Gulf: US Policy and the Military Incompetence of Imperial Iran and Saudi Arabia

US efforts to secure the vast oil resources of the Persian Gulf exacerbated the military incompetence of Imperial Iran and Saudi Arabia. In this article, by examining the military incompetence of Saudi Arabia in Yemen and Imperial Iran in Dhofar (Oman), Jack Sargent outlines the failure of the US to encourage meaningful reforms.

 

US engagement with the Persian Gulf in […]

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Sehnsucht von Geschlechtern fand ihre Erfüllung: Österreich kam wieder heim zum Reich. Am Dienstag, dem 15. März 1938, sprach Adolf Hitler zum ersten male vonder Rampe der Winer Hofburg zu seinem Volk und zur Welt. Dankbar konnte er die Erfüllung dieser grossen, ihm vom Schicksal auferlegten Aufgabe als vollzogen vor der Geschichte melden.


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Einmarsch der faschistischen deutschen Wehrmacht in Österreich und Annexion des Landes im März 1938.
Ansprache Adolf Hitlers am 15. März 1938 auf dem Helden-Platz in Wien.
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    From Anschluss to VE-Day 2020: Britain’s Changing Attitudes Towards Austria

From Anschluss to VE-Day 2020: Britain’s Changing Attitudes Towards Austria

In the 1930s, a period fraught with diplomatic tension and uncertainty, the Chamberlain government was unwilling to go to bat to protect Austria from Nazi encroachment. However, from within the British Legation in Vienna, dissenting voices emerged who argued that Britain should take a stronger stance to safeguard Austrian interests. Reflecting upon Dominic Raab’s VE Day address to Austria, […]

Imagined Communities in an Age of Global Pandemic

In Benedict Anderson’s ‘Imagined Communities’, he argued that the novel and the newspaper were the key mediums of the imagined community. However, in our increasingly connected and globalised world, the internet provides us with a shared digital culture that allows us to communicate with one another across the globe. In the latest LSE International History blog, Trinity College Dublin PhD […]

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    A ‘Successful’ Diplomacy: The US Occupation of Japan, 1945-52

A ‘Successful’ Diplomacy: The US Occupation of Japan, 1945-52

In 1945, USA occupied Japan following the East Asian Empire’s unconditional surrender. This occupation was accompanied with political and social reforms. In this article, Tenny Kristiana examines the diplomatic negotiations between the two nations, and how domestic politics and the evolving international order impacted the creation of a democratic government in Japan.

 

Diplomacy on a global stage has an extended […]

April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Olympic Legacies: Why Postponing Tokyo 2020 is the Right Decision

Olympic Legacies: Why Postponing Tokyo 2020 is the Right Decision

This week, an International Olympic Committee organiser and Shinzo Abe have hinted that the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo could be postponed until 2021 due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). We have yet to receive a definitive answer. LSE-PKU MSc student Claire H. Evans writes that Japan’s delay in postponing the Games could loom large in its legacy […]

March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Donald Trump Didn’t Break American Foreign Policymaking– It’s Been Broken for Decades

Donald Trump Didn’t Break American Foreign Policymaking– It’s Been Broken for Decades

Throughout the twentieth century, US Presidents have utilized the National Security Council (NSC) in assisting with foreign and defense policy. However, after President Kennedy brought in outside advisors and informal groups in the 1960s, the system began to deteriorate, leading to an expansive growth of executive power and a major diminishment of the interagency foreign policymaking process. In this […]

March 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

“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|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|1 Comment|
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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|Uncategorized|0 Comments|