In December 2014, Dave Riley began the Twitter-based public history project, @SouthAsia71. From this handle, Dave live-tweets the Bengali struggle for independence as if it were happening today. This article describes the rationale behind the project, an overview of the ground covered to-date and provides an indication as to where the project is headed.
In this piece, John Kofas analyses the evolution of the ‘New World Order’ since its proclamation 25 years ago.
Supporting dictatorships in the name of stability has become one of the bedrocks of Western foreign policies across the developing world. Yet there is little evidence that this policy is successful in preserving stability and a lot of evidence that foreign support for dictatorships, particularly the petro-dictatorships, just causes more problems in the long-term.
Do changing societal norms and values minimse the influence religion has on US politics? Research fellow, Joseph Larson, looks at the contemporary relationship between political christianity in the US under the broader context of a growing progressive and liberal base. It does beg the question: can religion be a unifying force across politics, or will it remain divisive in secular America? Read Larson’s post to find out.
Swagata Saha discusses what the potential membership of India and Pakistan would mean for the future of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
In this analysis, Brett Elmer discusses whether Chinese president Xi Jinping has the both the willingness and the ability to bring a lasting calm to Xinjiang.
Ibn Khaldun and Karl Marx: Five Centuries of History and Two Civilisations Apart, Yet Remarkably Similar
In this scholarly analysis, Muhammad Ahmedullah shows how the works of Ibn Khaldun and Karl Marx share some striking similarities, despite being centuries apart.