Saturday, 23 January 2021


Commentaries are short articles of approximately 800 words focusing on a key event, concept or idea

DR PAUL STOTT asks whether Britain wishes to continue to be tied to a country – Turkey – whose values are increasingly different in nature to its own

DR RAKIB EHSAN argues that 2019 marks the re-emergence of the desire of the British people to take back control the destiny of their own nation

SIMON SCHOFIELD argues that unless Britain wishes to see chaos in the Middle East as the United States withdraws from the region, it needs to prepare to assume a role of leadership

DR RAKIB EHSAN argues that reservations over cultural diversity do not always signify racist attitudes, but often reflect the desire for a national framework based on shared values

MILIA HAU argues that the United Kingdom has a legal and ethical responsibility to do more to uphold the freedoms of the people of Hong Kong

DR PAUL STOTT argues that the successes of Operation Banner in Northern Ireland should not be misunderstood and that politics will always be at the centre of any attempt to forge a lasting peace

NIKITA MALIK argues that while the British government was right to conceal the identity of a child terrorist, conditions should be attached

DR RAKIB EHSAN argues that Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union offers an exciting opportunity to escape the dull and lifeless ‘managerial technocracy’ of the past thirty years

DR JOHN HEMMINGS argues that British policy-makers need to review their understanding of the People’s Republic of China if they are to put relations on a more realistic and durable footing

DR PAUL STOTT argues that Northern Ireland is neither moving forwards politically, nor backwards – but is instead drifting in circles