Alice Bacon was one of the twentieth-century’s most remarkable female politicians. Born and raised in the Yorkshire town of Normanton, she defied the odds to be elected Labour MP for Leeds North East in the 1945 General Election. Famed in her home town for her unlikely love of sports cars, she was a much-respected, no-nonsense, …
As an uncertain and turbulent political era begins in the United States, the need for assertive and potent resistance has never been stronger. Rafael Torrubia’s new work Black Power and the American People provides both a comprehensive history of the movement – and a powerful call to arms for today’s activists. Just a scant few days ago, the White House’s …
Turkey stands at the crossroads of world politics: caught between the West and the Middle East; bordering Syria and the frontiers of ISIS; excluded from the EU and governed by an increasingly hard-line leader. Recent events – both the failed military coup and Erdoğan’s subsequent nationwide crackdown – have propelled this young democracy into a new chapter of turbulence.
Time is ticking down. The day is almost upon us. Are you ready to make an informed decision? If not, you might like to do some last-minute referendum related research… Debates have become increasingly heated, emotions are running high, hashtags have been engaged and polls are predicting Brexit. The run up to the EU referendum …
Following the Labour leadership election, Adrian Pabst, co-author of Blue Labour, considers the Party’s options and shares his views on Jeremy Corbyn and the future of Labour.
When hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram in 2014, the government’s target was not Boko Haram, but those demanding action from the government.
Mike Smith joined a panel of experts to discuss the impact of Boko Haram in the lead up to Nigeria’s general election.
What are Russia’s motives and ambitions in annexing Crimea?
The hustings have started, mad hysteria’s set-in, battle mode is engaged. It is now election year.
The Europe Dilemma and In the Name of the People have been nominated at this year’s Political Book Awards
Described as ‘a necessary examination of the way that the MPLA works’, In the Name of the People has been chosen as an African Arguments book of 2014.
The man who made modern China, Deng Xiaoping is seen by its current leaders as the model to be emulated.
Brexit, a new book looking at who is to blame for the current British mess over Europe.