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    Review Essay | The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism by Thomas Frank

Review Essay | The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism by Thomas Frank

Given the alarming recent support for reactionary Right-wing populist politicians around the world, discussions of populism as a cultural-political phenomenon have become increasingly important. In this detailed review, Andrew Urie reviews Thomas Frank’s book The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism (2020), which provides an engaging history of American populism and its Left-wing potential.

 

Thomas Frank has long been one […]

March 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    An Old Frontier: What Cold War Women Can Tell Us About Global Health and Vaccine Diplomacy

An Old Frontier: What Cold War Women Can Tell Us About Global Health and Vaccine Diplomacy

In this post, Alex Penler explores the role of American diplomatic wives in historical U.S. global health and vaccine efforts. She argues that these initiatives are important manifestations of U.S. public diplomacy that can create strong ties between the United States and peoples around the world. 

 

Over the past few weeks, as pharmaceutical companies produce increasing numbers of COVID-19 vaccines, […]

It’s Time to Stop Looking for the Mahatma

In this post Anwesha Roy explores the historical significance of M. K. Gandhi’s philosophy for the nation. She argues that the current desire for another ‘Mahatma’ to lead India out of its current difficult times is contrary to Gandhi’s belief that self-reliance was the key to progress.

 

Every year, on 30th January, the Indian nation is collectively reminded of a […]

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    “Ulster Will Fight and Ulster Will be Right”: The DUP and the Zero-Sum Game of Constitutional Politics

“Ulster Will Fight and Ulster Will be Right”: The DUP and the Zero-Sum Game of Constitutional Politics

Tárlach Russell examines the various ways in which Northern Irish Unionists have navigated constitutional changes and argues that Brexit has become the latest battleground in a zero-sum game paradigm by the DUP where any concessions to greater secure the institutions of Northern Ireland are perceived as attempts to undermine the Union.

 

In 1921, Edward Carson warned his successor as the leader […]

February 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    The Disuniting Kingdom? Looking at the Meaning of the Nation in a Climactic Year

The Disuniting Kingdom? Looking at the Meaning of the Nation in a Climactic Year

In this post, Dan Taylor explores the historical trajectory of the concept of a British ‘nation’. He argues that, amidst resurgent nationalisms within the United Kingdom, we must stop ignoring the topic and work collectively to establish a collective identity fit for the British Islands in the 21st century.

 

We are witnessing the ‘slow death of Britain’, warns former […]

January 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Bomber Command, and Coming to Terms with Uncomfortable History

Bomber Command, and Coming to Terms with Uncomfortable History

In this post, Malcolm Cavanagh looks at the legacy of RAF Bomber Command from the Second World War. He argues that Bomber Command’s role in the war is one of the most controversial aspects of Allied strategy, but that reckoning with it is important for public discourses on how modern wars should be waged. 

 

Across the street from LSE’s Clement House, […]

January 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Indonesia’s Mujahidin Timur, Past and Present: Peripheral Jihad Against a Broader Social History

Indonesia’s Mujahidin Timur, Past and Present: Peripheral Jihad Against a Broader Social History

In this article Charles Baker examines the historical roots of Indonesia’s Mujahidin Indonesia Timur, a militant jihadi organisation. He argues that the state must address major socio-economic discrepancies and perceptions of neglect in order to tackle movements propagated by organisations like MIT. 

 

Over the past four years in Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia’s security forces have been engaged in a protracted […]

December 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Seoul – Beijing Relations from the Cold War to THAAD deployment

Seoul – Beijing Relations from the Cold War to THAAD deployment

In this post, Tenny Kristiana explores the long-term relations between South Korea and China. She argues that Beijing’s increasing importance as an economic partner helps explain the economic and political upheaval in Seoul following China’s strong reaction to the South Korean decision to allow deployment of the THAAD missile defence system in 2016.

 

In 2016 Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test brought […]

November 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The ‘Pizza Effect’ on Nations and Nationalism

In this article Curtis Large analyses the effect of ‘re-enculturation’ on nations and nationalism. Drawing on the notion of ‘invented traditions’, he explores different ways in which the ‘pizza effect’ can impact ethnic and political communities. He argues that this phenomenon might materialise in several ways, including by fostering ‘hot nationalism’ and solidifying hierarchies.

The Day of the Dead in […]

November 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    The Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Impact of COVID-19 on International Diplomacy

The Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and the Impact of COVID-19 on International Diplomacy

In this article, Ayla Göl discusses the recent conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. She places the fighting in the larger history of the tensions between the two countries over this disputed territory and argues both that the international community can no longer ignore this conflict and that COVID-19 made diplomatic efforts to end the fighting much […]

November 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments|