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.
In the wake of International Women’s Day 2016, Kirsty Fairclough-Isaacs picks two stand-out moments for celebrity culture and activism over the past year… As a celebrity studies scholar and one who is interested the representations of famous women in mainstream culture, when International Women’s Day approaches, I find myself reflecting on the past year …
Sebastian Buckle’s The Way Out tells the story of homosexuality in the public eye. In this complex and nuanced history of gay movements, society and the media, Buckle gives us a fresh look at how the struggle for acceptance and equality has been fought – from the early images of homosexuality in the 1950s, to the partial acceptance in to the mainstream of queer identities in the twenty-first century.
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.
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.
Featuring In the Name of the People, The New Emperors, and The Secret World.
Primarily remembered for creating the NHS, Nye Bevan also changed British attitudes.
Discover what’s new in 2015 in Middle East studies, History, Politics, Religion and Fine Art.