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    Recovering Britain’s Trading Paramountcy in Argentina after 1914 and its Modern-Day Parallels for British Trade Diplomacy

Recovering Britain’s Trading Paramountcy in Argentina after 1914 and its Modern-Day Parallels for British Trade Diplomacy

In this article Jordan Buchanan examines the decline in British trading paramountcy in Argentina between 1914 and 1929 and explores the diplomatic efforts made by Britain to protect its economic interests. He draws parallels between British-Argentinian negotiations in 1929 and the current trade negotiations being undertaken by the British government in the wake of Brexit and argues that Britain […]

October 21st, 2020|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Were the Bahrain-Israel and Israel-UAE agreements historic deals?

Were the Bahrain-Israel and Israel-UAE agreements historic deals?

In this article, Jeremy Pressman analyses the recent normalisation of relations agreements between Bahrain, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He places the deals within the wider history of Arab-Israeli relations in the Middle East and compares them to previous diplomatic breakthroughs in the region. Ultimately, he concludes that while the agreements are a modest diplomatic achievement, they […]

September 30th, 2020|Featured|0 Comments|
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    “There is no Ukraine”: Fact-Checking the Kremlin’s Version of Ukrainian History

“There is no Ukraine”: Fact-Checking the Kremlin’s Version of Ukrainian History

The notion that Ukraine is not a country, but a historical part of Russia, appears to be deeply ingrained in the minds of Russian leadership. Competing interpretations of history have turned into a key ingredient of the deepening dispute between Russia and the West and a subject that Putin in particular appears to feel unusually passionate about. In this […]

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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, […]

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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|
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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|
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    Japan’s “Inherent” Territory and the Enigma of Malleable Words

Japan’s “Inherent” Territory and the Enigma of Malleable Words

It was a change announced in silence. On 30 January 2019, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō broke a long-lasting tradition of Japanese diplomacy: when asked about the government position on the so-called ‘Northern Territories’, the three islands (Etorofu, Kunashiri, Shikotan) and one group of islets (Habomai) under Russian rule off eastern Hokkaido that Japan has claimed to be theirs […]

August 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    Global Neo-Colonialism (Or on the Cold War and What Came After)

Global Neo-Colonialism (Or on the Cold War and What Came After)

Even a brief look through the latest scholarship will reveal that the Cold War, as period-defining topoi, is losing its traction and importance. On the one hand, this is because the Cold War historiography has expanded dramatically over the last decade or so. The number of publications has sky-rocketed and the field now covers a broader range of issues […]

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    Egyptian Leadership in Historical Perspective: Abdel Fattah El-Sisi & Gamal Abdel Nasser

Egyptian Leadership in Historical Perspective: Abdel Fattah El-Sisi & Gamal Abdel Nasser

The events of the 25 January 2011 revolution in Tahrir Square, and the consequent 2013 military overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically-elected president Mohammed Morsi, capture the sentiment of King Farouk’s last words to those who overthrew him in 1952: ‘It isn’t easy, you know, to govern Egypt.’[1]

The current President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, widely considered to be a man of […]

Conflict and Identity in Europe since the 18th Century

The Department of International History research cluster ‘Conflict and Identity in Europe since the Eighteenth Century’ met on Thursday 23 November to discuss The Internationalists: And Their Plan to Outlaw War (London and New York: Allen Lane, 2017), a new book by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott Shapiro, both of whom are scholars of international law at Yale University. […]

December 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments|