Is China Inc. Conquering the World?
In recent years, the rest of the world has portrayed Chinese companies as soldiers in an economic Trojan horse, quietly buying up the world in an attempt to challenge the prevailing order as well as gaining political capital overseas. Chinese companies have acquired natural resources and purchased sophisticated technologies from their business partners and competitors. Chinese firms have therefore become an indispensable part of China’s foreign policy making process. IDEAS seminar brings together a group of distinguished practitioners and academics who will explore the economic and political impact of China’s outward direct investments on Beijing’s foreign relations with other countries.
60 Years After the End of Korean War
The Korean War was one of the defining conflicts of the Cold War in Asia, and the Korean peninsula remains divided along the border established at the end of the war. To mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War, LSE IDEAS is organising a conference to discuss the conflict. Invited speakers will begin by exploring why the war ended the way it did, and what arrangements were made for the immediate post-war period. The discussion will then consider the legacy of the conflict for the region, and how many of the issues facing East Asia today can be traced to the end of the Korean War.
Lessons Learnt? Anne Applebaum discusses with Radosław Sikorski
The Polish Foreign Minister, Radosław Sikorski, joined Anne Applebaum and her students to discuss whether and how the Polish transition experiences from Communism to capitalist liberal democracy can be exported. The seminar formed the concluding one in a series on the History of the Soviet Union and of the Post-Soviet Transition.
Prof Arne Westad and Prof Michael Cox publish articles in Global Policy
Hopes for Reform and Fear of Uncertainty
The 18th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party held last November saw a wholesale replacement of the old with a new Party leadership. More than two-thirds of the old team has stepped down and the change has yet to run its full course. March this year is going to witness the appointment of a new government leadership, including the President, the Prime Minister and the State Council.The panel will be Chaired by Professor Stephan Feuchtwang, Department of Anthroplogy, LSE and includes Professor Arne Westad, Co-Director of LSE IDEAS, Professor Athar Hussain, Director of the LSE Asia Research Centre and Dr Debin Ma, Department of Economic History, LSE.
China's me-first Foreign Policy
Arne Westad commented on China's post-18 Party Congress foreign policy at Los Angeles Times. He suggested that "China needs to learn from its past that a good foreign policy must be more than only seeking what is best for one's country to the detriment of others. It is rather to seek to create a region, and eventually a world, where as many as possible believe that China's rise can also be to their own advantage".
Professor Westad has been interviewed by Chinese Xinhua News Agency and suggested he is optimistic on China's peaceful rise - Xinhua
Professor Westad has been interviewed by Chinese Xinhua News Agency, one the main news media of the country. During the interview, Professor Westad suggested "China has the great power within the region, and the responsibility to make sure that conflicts do not spilt over".
FT Best Books of 2012
Iron Curtain by Anne Applebaum features on the FT's list of best books of 2012. 'Applebaum, who won a Pulitzer Prize for her history of the gulag, turns her attention to the way in which the Soviet Union imposed its rule on Eastern Europe in the aftermath of 1945. A timely and compelling history, as the cold war recedes from memory.'
Gulag: What We Know Now and Why It Matters - Public Lecture
Join us tonight as Professor Anne Applebaum presents her Pulitzer Prize-winning research on the topic: "Gulag: What We Know Now and Why It Matters". 6.30pm, Old Theatre, Old Building.
America and the World - After the Election
LSE public discussion, Monday 12 November 2012, 6.30-8pm, LSE Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Anne Applebaum, Professor Craig Calhoun, Professor Michael Cox, Gideon Rachman, Chair: Justin Webb
This highly topical LSE public debate will look ahead to America’s next administration and assess the challenges it faces at home and how it is likely to address them, as well as how its relationships with Britain, Europe and the rest of the world are likely to develop.
Public Event: Cuban Missile Crisis - regional perspectives 50 years on
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, LSE IDEAS, in partnership with the Institute for the Study of the Americas, will organise a panel discussion looking at the regional impact of the Cuban missile crisis.
Restless Empire: the truth about the Middle Kingdom since 1750
In his new book, Arne Westad argues that China's role in international affairs over the past 250 years has been determined by the country's restless irresolution as well as by its immense capacity for change. In this lecture he will discuss the significance of China's past for its behaviour in international affairs today.
The Mystery of North Korea
The emergence of Kim Jong-un as North Korea's new leader will have a significant impact on international affairs in East Asia. What kind of changes are likely, and what could be their impact on the wider region? Kim Jong-Il has cast a long shadow over the strategic balance in North East Asia. IDEAS East Asia Programme hosts this exclusive lecture with one of the very best Korean experts in the UK. We aim to disentangle his demise and its crucial impact on security of North East Asia on 4th Oct
Typhoon tourism: One week in North Korea
Parag Khanna, Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS, reports on life inside the world's last Stalinist state in a fascinating piece for CNN.
How Multi-Stakeholder is Global Policy?
LSE IDEAS Visiting Fellow Parag Khanna has published a piece in Global Policy journal on global policy-making in a multi-stakeholder world.
Anne Applebaum takes up Philippe Roman Chair
Acclaimed scholar and journalist Anne Applebaum will arrive this week at LSE IDEAS to commence her one-year tenure as Philippe Roman Professor in History and International Affairs. Welcome to the first woman to hold this position.
Former LSE IDEAS Stonex Scholar awarded Max Weber Fellowship at European University Institute
Gregorio Bettiza, former LSE IDEAS Stonex PhD Scholarship holder for International Relations, has been awarded a Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute (EUI).
LSE IDEAS Public Event: The Global Drug Wars, October 2012
Since 1909 the international community has worked to eradicate the abuse of narcotics. A century on, the efforts are widely acknowledged to have failed, and worse, have spurred black market violence and human rights abuses. How did this drug control system arise, why has it proven so durable in the face of failure, and is there hope for reform?
New LSE IDEAS Fellow and Scholars
LSE IDEAS is delighted to announce a new Pinto Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr Leslie James, and two new Stonex PhD Scholars, Benjamin Mueller and Simon Toner. They will research and teach at the Centre and in their respective Departments.
Dr Vanni Pettina interviewed by El Diario de Cuba
Dr Pettina explains the origins of his book "Cuba y Estados Unidos, 1933-1959. Del compromiso nacionalista al conflicto". Dr Pettina was a visiting fellow at LSE IDEAS.
New Book: A Europe Made of Money The Emergence of the European Monetary System by Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol
IDEAS Transatlantic Programme Research Associate Dr. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol's new book 'A Europe Made of Money' is a new history of the making of the European Monetary System (EMS), based on extensive archive research.
NEW REPORT: China's Geoeconomic Strategy
As China rises, does it have a coherent global strategy to match its economic growth?
LSE Roundtable - EU Foreign Policy: The View from Africa
Date: Thursday 10 May 2012
Venue: STC S.75, St. Clements Building
Speakers: Dr Marie Gibert, Professor Gerrit Olivier, Dr Daniela Sicurelli
Chair: Dr Tine Van Criekinge
Kiss of the Dragon: How Sweet it is?
LSE IDEAS East Asia Programme will host a very hot debate on China's Geo-Economic Strategy. We will have four very best Old China Hands on stage on 29th May.
In recent years, much has been made of China’s rise to prominence as an economic superpower. But what has been the strategy driving this process, and in an era characterised by economic crisis in the West, what kind of global role does China’s geoeconomic strategy aspire to?
A new IDEAS Special Report on China’s Geoeconomic Strategy will be launched at this highly anticipated public lecture.
Obama’s Foreign Policy in a Transforming Middle East
IDEAS' Transatlantic Programme Coordinator Dr. Nicholas Kitchen will be participating in a panel discussion at Warwick University on May 10th 2012. He will be addressing the question 'is the war on terror over?' The event is hosted by the AHRC Research Network on the Presidency of Barack Obama.
IDEAS Book Launch - US Foreign Policy Second Edition
Thursday 10th May 2012, 6.30pm, COL 2.01 Columbia House
Speakers: Professor Michael Cox, Dr Doug Stokes
Chair: Dr Nicholas Kitchen
LSE Roundtable: EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: The View from Asia
Date: Tuesday 1 May 2012
Venue: CLM 2.02, Clement House
Speakers: Professor Martin Holland, Dr Yeo Lay Hwee, Dr Michito Tsuruoka
Chair: Dr Spyros Economides
POSTPONED - Indonesia in the New Geopolitics of Southeast Asia
LSE Public Lecture: Indonesia in the New Geopolitics of Southeast Asia postponed. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, The Hon. Dr. R. Natalegawa has had to postpone his lecture here at the LSE this coming Wednesday 2 May. IDEAS apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.
LSE Event: EU Foreign Policy after Lisbon: The View from the EU's Strategic Partners
30 April 2012, 18.30-20.00, Room CLM 2.02
Speakers: Professor Purusottam Bhattacharya (Jadavpur University, India), Dr Andrea Ribeiro-Hoffmann (University of Erfurt), Professor Derek Averre (University of Birmingham)
Moderator: Professor Christopher Hughes, LSE
Dr Majid to co-chair Global Donors Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 26-28 April 2012
Organised by the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, this is the first time the forum is being held outside the Middle East. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will deliver the opening address.
Jonathan Fenby: An old China hand with his new book and views on China, a Public Lecture on 24th April
In Tiger Head, Snake Tails, China Today: How it Got There and Where it is Heading, Jonathan Fenby draws together the political, economic and social aspects of today's China to give a unique overview of the emerging superpower. His book also covers foreign relations, history and its heritage, regional matters, demography, the environment, corruption and the "trust deficit". It concludes with an account of the new leaders who will take over running China from the end of this year and assess the challenges they will face.
Brics may find common ground, but India must stand up for itself
LSE IDEAS Visiting Fellow Parag Khana blogs at the FT.
The Independent praises Dr. Ramachandra Guha
India: The Next Superpower? New Special Report
India's remarkable growth has seen expectations grow that India might become a superpower. But is India ready to expand its influence abroad, or should it focus on the fissures within its borders?
Iran and the West: How portrayals justify intervention
Arne Westad's arguments about how US administrations viewed Africa nations as 'children' and 'adolescents' during the Cold War hold insights for current Western diplomacy towards Iran.
Video Debate: Is the United States in Decline?
On February 2nd 2012, Professor Michael Cox and Dr. Nicholas Kitchen of LSE IDEAS attended a debate at the Institute for the Studies of the Americas (ISA), where they argued against the motion that America is in decline. Arguing for the motion were: Dr Adam Quinn (University of Birmingham) and Professor Iwan Morgan (ISA). Chairing the debate was Dr. Matthew Hill (ISA).
LSE IDEAS Internships - Applications Now Open
LSE IDEAS has launched a new internship scheme. Applications are open from today and close on February 13. Apply now for the chance to experience what it's like to work for one of the world's top university think tanks!
Strategic Update: The Anglo French Defence Treaty
The signing of Anglo-French Defence Treaty has been one of the least reported, and analysed, of the UK coalitions Government’s policies, whilst being, without question, one of its most significant. In the context of defence cuts on both sides of the Atlantic and the Channel, and of a Libyan operation in which Britain and France’s dependence on American assets surprised some observers in Washington, this paper assesses the consequences of the Treaty for Anglo- French defence cooperation.
LSE IDEAS ranked among world's most influential think tanks
The foreign affairs research centre LSE IDEAS was today named the world's fourth-best university think tank in a global survey.
The rankings, in the annual report of the Think Tank and Civic Society Program at the University of Pennsylvania, compared more than 5,300 think tanks from 120 countries.
New Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS
Parag Khanna, Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, Senior Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Director of the Hybrid Reality Institute, is now a Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. Welcome Parag!
Dr Pettina´s Book Reviewed by Professor Rafael Rojas
Dr. Vanni Pettinà’s last book “Cuba y EE.UU., 1933-1959. Del Compromiso Nacionalista al Conflicto (Cararata, 2011)(http://www.catarata.org/libro/mostrar/id/695), was reviewed by Professor Rafael Rojas, Director of the History Department at CIDE of Mexico City and Global Scholar at Princeton University.
Rojas is actually on of the most influential scholars in the field of Latin American and Cuban Studies, with more than fifteen books on the intellectual history and the politics of Latin America, Mexico and Cuba. He has received several international prizes such as the Matías Romero award for his book Cuba mexicana: Historia de una anexión imposible (2001), the Anagrama essay prize for Tumbas sin sosiego: Revolución, disidencia y exilio del intelectual cubano (2006), and the first Isabel de Polanco Essay Award for Las repúblicas de aire: Utopía y desencanto en la revolución hispanoamericana (2009).
Dr. Vanni Pettinà is LSE-IDEAS Associated Researcher and a Kluge Postdoctoral Fellow.
Mick Cox and Danny Quah: A new world economic order?
Professor Michael Cox guest-blogs for Danny Quah.
The Diplomat speaks with Prof. Michael Cox and Gordon Barrass
The Diplomat speaks with Prof. Michael Cox and Gordon Barrass about China's rise, transatlantic relations and how a new course at the London School of Economics' IDEAS fits into international diplomacy.
Myanmar: Mixing Hope with Realism
Dr. Zarni from the Human Security and Civil Society Unit of the Department of International Development LSE was sceptical and pessimistic about the political changes taking place in Myanmar which have given rise to hope the regime there is embarked …
The United States After Unipolarity
As the United States’ dominance of the international system comes increasingly under threat, this report assesses the challenges the Obama administration has faced in rebalancing American foreign policy to a world that is no longer 'unambiguously unipolar'.
John Collins joins IDEAS as the new Transatlantic Programme Assistant
John Collins is the programme assistant for the Transatlantic Relations Programme at LSE IDEAS. John is a PhD Candidate in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on Anglo-American relations and international drug control over the period 1939-1964.
Chevening Programme Visiting Fellows - People - IDEAS - Home
New Chevening visiting fellows arrive at IDEAS. They are from three different government departments and will focus on three completely different topics, which cover both Chinese foreign affairs and domestic policy.
New Paulson Fellow arrives at IDEAS
Dr Yulia Komleva is Associate Professor at the Chair of Modern and Contemporary History of Ural Federal University, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Professors Cox and Westad speak at Dahrendorf Symposium
Watch the video of Professors Michael Cox and Odd Arne Westad, Co-Directors of IDEAS, participating in the recently held Dahrendorf Symposium (Nov 9 - 10 2011) at the historic Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Is UK academic social science following a work model others are already discarding? « DannyQuah
Academic economics has disengaged from its long-standing public mission: addressing the questions important to society.
Professor Michael Cox spoke on BBC Radio 3
On November 18, Professor Michael Cox appeared on BBC Radio 3's 'What is History Today?' to discuss the impact of E. H. Carr's work on the academic discipline of history.
BBC - Podcasts - Forum - A World of Ideas
Ramachandra Guha, Madawi Al-Rasheed and Helena Kennedy discuss the 'virtues and flaws of democracy'.
CSAS Annual Lecture 2011 - Ramachandra Guha
In this lecture Dr Guha will talk about 'Why South Asians Don't Write Good Biographies, and Why They Should'.
Asia - Where will it be in the 21st Century?
Video: Senior Visiting Fellow Dr. Munir Majid, who heads the Southeast Asia International Affairs Programme, spoke at the 18th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association Australia on Tuesday 6 July. In his keynote address on “Asia- Where Will It Be In the 21st Century?” at the University of Adelaide, Dr. Munir identified various qualifications to this being the Asian century, including the geographical extent of Asia that will be going forward, the relative backwardness of Asia in global finance and the lack of intellectual control of the agenda on many strategic international issues.
Dr Vanni Pettina's Book Published by Catarata
The book 'Cuba y Estados Unidos, 1933-1959.Del compromiso nacionalista al conflicto (Cuba ann the United States, 1933-1959. From Compromise to Conflict) was published by Catarata Publishers (Spain) in October 2011. In this book, Dr. Vanni Pettinà intertwines local and global long term historical dynamics in an attempt to explain the factors that produced the Cuban 1950’s political crisis and Washington opposition to the Fidel Castro’s insurrection between 1956-1959. Based on archival researches in Europe, the US and the former Soviet Union, the book represents an attempt to refresh and update the debate on a crucial historical turning-point.
LSE IDEAS is Recruiting a Programme Assistant for the MSc Programme in Diplomacy and International Strategy
The main purpose of the job is to provide office support, for up to 20 hours p.w., reporting to the LSE IDEAS Centre Manager.
Dr Ramachandra Guha at the UN International Day of Non-Violence
Ramachandra Guha, the Phillipe Roman Chair at LSE IDEAS, spoke at an event commemorating the International Day of Non-Violence, on the theme “Non-Violence as an Instrument of Social Change”, alongside Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The day is celebrated annually 2 October, the birthday of non-violence pioneer Mahatma Gandhi.
Dr Svetozar Rajak will chair the panel on 'Serbia's European Challenges'
The panel is part of the 'Days of Alternative Culture, Art and Science at LSE'|, presented by the Serbia LSE Alumni Association and the Fund for Social and Democratic Initiatives (FoSDI).
The End of the Party?
Why has the Chinese Communist party survived nine decades, and what are the dangers that face it? The lecture will examine the party's tumultuous past and look at ways in which its former nemesis
IDEAS is Recruiting Blog Editors
IDEAS is looking to recruit new blog editors to solicit, edit and post articles to International Affairs at LSE. These positions are voluntary and the work is conducted entirely online in your own time, and editors are expected to solicit and post on average an article every two weeks. These positions offer an opportunity for Masters and PhD students to connect with scholars and contribute to the intellectual debate surrounding international politics.
Cold War History, Issue 11.3 available now
Innovative new course at London School of Economics puts strategy back at the heart of public life
Building on its reputation as a centre for socio-political and business thinking, the LSE's centre for diplomacy and strategy, IDEAS, is launching a unique course to help future leaders.
Eirini Karamouzi awarded the Pinto post-doctoral felowship for the year 2011-12
The fellowship in contemporary international history lasts for one academic year and provides an opportunity for recent PhDs to benefit from a year of involvement with the LSE IDEAS community of scholars.
Vanni Pettinà awarded a Kluge Fellowship for 2011-2012
The John W. Kluge Center awarded Vanni Pettinà a Kluge Fellowship for 2011-2012 for his project “From the Nationalist Compromise to the Insurrection: Cuba and the United States, 1933-1959”
America's Future is Secure Says Professor Michael Cox
Professor Michael Cox (codirector at LSE IDEAS) was invited to Lateline, an Austrailian TV show, and interviewed by Ali Moore about the shift in power from the West to the East.
2012 LSE-GWU-UCSB International Graduate Conference on the Cold War
The LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme (CWSP), The Center for Cold War Studies of the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the George Washington University Cold War Group are pleased to announce the 10th Annual International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War.
Power Shift and the Death of the West? Not Yet!
Professor Michael Cox publishes new article in European Political Science.
The Edge: Abuse of power by the media
As Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak flew in for his official visit in July, a storm was raging in Britain over the phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World owned by Rupert Murdoch's powerful News Corp.
IDEAS co-Director Arne Westad elected Fellow of the British Academy
Professor Arne Westad was one of only 38 academics to be elected to the British Academy at its Annual General Meeting on 21 July.
Ramachandra Guha on FT Blogs - 'India is too corrupt to be a superpower'
Ramachandra Guha, LSE IDEAS Phillippe Roman Chair, analyses why India will not become a superpower.
New Video: Roundtable on America, Britain and Rising Powers
In this wide-ranging roundtable, Joseph Nye speaks about the future of American power, Michael Cox offers a spirited rebuttal of the decline thesis, and Stephen Burman assesses where Britain's rising power strategy will take it. Lisa Aronsson looks at the military commitments of the transatlantic alliance, and Inderjeet Parmar asks whether there is an 'Obama Doctrine'.
Rendition, Secret Detention and Torture: From Bush to Obama
Ruth Blakely takes a critical look at the Obama administration's approach to the war on terror.
The Limits of American Power: Obama's War in Afghanistan
Theo Farrell sets out what Obama hopes to achieve from his Afghanistan strategy. What can the United States do in Afghanistan? Not very much.
New Video: Paul Ingram on US Nuclear Policy
Paul Ingram of the British American Security Information Council assess Obama's policies on nuclear weapons.
Barack Obama, the Tea Party and Domestic Dissent
Dr Mark Ledwidge discusses the rise of the Tea Party under Barack Obama, and assesses what it tells us about the continued salience of race politics in contemporary America.
New Video: Obama and the US Deficit Problem
Professor Iwan Morgan explains why the United States has failed to confront the issue of the deficit, what the consequences will be, and how the problem may be addressed.
Debate on “Balkan views of a multipolar world” highlights diversity of opinions in Western Balkans
On Friday 1 July, the Gallup Brussels office in partnership with the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) and LSE IDEAS (a research centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy at the London School of Economics) hosted an event on “Balkan views of a multipolar world”
IDEAS Today: The Arab Spring
The new issue of IDEAS Today focuses on the Arab Spring, with articles on Libya, Yemen, interventionism and more...
The Edge: Singapore catches up with Malaysia
The heading may seem surprising,given how Singapore gives Malaysia a drubbing on so many scores. But in terms of participatory democracy,Singapore has lagged behind Malaysia,even if we are by no means perfect.
Sevket Pamuk on Turkey
Professor Sevket Pamuk discusses Turkey's economic success, its independent foreign policy, and its role in the Arab spring.
The Euro Crisis: A Historical Perspective
In this research report Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol explores the current euro crisis by looking at the debates preceding the conception of the euro. How can the early days of EU monetary cooperation help us understand today's predicament? And what lessons can we draw from them for the euro?
Balkans Views of a Multipolar World
Balkan views of a multipolar world
Svetozar Rajak will participate in the event Learn@Lunch organized by Gallup Europe - Balkan Monitor together with Gallup Europe Managing Director Robert Manchin and Dejan Jović, Chief Analyst to the President of the Republic of Croatia
LSE IDEAS seeks to appoint an Events Coordinator
As Events Coordinator, you will be responsible for co-ordinating, scheduling and marketing the Centre's public events programme, as well as taking care of all events logistics both directly and in a small team.
Registration for the LSE-FGV Symposium and Summer Workshop is now open
The Latin America International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS and the Center for International Relations at the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil are organising two events in July on Brazil and Latin America in the 21st century. Registration for these events is now open.
New Special Report: Turkey's Global Strategy
As we approach the Turkish parliamentary elections, this major new research report analyses Turkey's 'zero problems with neighbours' foreign policy.
African International Affairs Programme Fellowship
The new AIAP African Research Fellowship has been generously supported by an Anonymous Donor, Atlantic Philanthropies, Richard Delbridge, and the LSE Centennial Fund. This is one of a series of Research Fellowships across the School and forms part the LSE African Initiative which seeks to engage with African institutions and promote knowledge exchange.
The Edge: Politics of human capital
At the New York Stock Exchange this month, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak underlined at an investment seminar that the first of 10 reasons to invest in Malaysia was its richly sourced human capital.
"China and the US in Southeast Asia" LSE IDEAS High Level Seminar in Kuala Lumpur
High level seminar on China and the U.S. in Southeast Asia, 1st June 2011, Kuala Lumpur. LSE IDEAS co-director Professor Arne Westad will be the lead speaker in the roundtable discussion to be chaired by Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid.
Obama’s London visit comes amid British reckoning
IDEAS' Nicholas Kitchen tells the Washington Post that “The British problem isn’t a lack of ambition, but to be blunt, it’s that we’ve run out of cash”.
MPs adopt LSE IDEAS' suggestions for reinvigorating UK ...
The House of Commons' Foreign Affairs Committee has drawn heavily on evidence presented by an LSE team in a new report which calls for the role of the Foreign Office (FCO) to be protected and strengthened.
Thomas Field Awarded Betty M. Unterberger Prize
The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) has awarded Thomas Field (PhD, London School of Economics) the Betty M. Unterberger Dissertation Prize.
The Edge: Muslims must help themselves more
At the 4th World Congress of Muslim philanthropists in Dubai last month,it was humbling to learn of the many commendable charitable activities taking place in Muslim communities financed by Muslim money...
Arne Westad Nominated for the 2011 AHA Election
Arne Westad, professor of international history and co-director of LSE IDEAS, has been nominated as one of two candidates for president of the American Historical Association.
Still the American System: Structural Power and the durability of Hegemony
Nicholas Kitchen presented a paper at the British International Studies Association annual conference in Manchester.
Malaysia’s Position as the Global Economy Moves East
IDEAS Senior Fellow Professor Danny Quah analyses how the shifting global economy is impacting South East Asia, and Malaysia in particular.
Obama's Russian lessons: How the Soviets withdrew from ...
CWSP Associate Artemy Kalinovsky's latest piece on the continuing repercussions of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in the Washington Post.
Caught between Kosovo and Iraq: Understanding Germany’s Abstention on Libya
In this blog entry, Felix Berenskoetter considers the strategic thinking behind the heavily criticized decision of the German government to abstain from voting on the UNSCR 1973 authorizing a no-fly zone over Libya.
The shifting global balance of power - China.org.cn
IDEAS Senior Fellow Professor Danny Quah argues that as the economic centre of gravity shifts East, the question should not be what is good for the West, but what is good for the world as a whole.
World's centre of economic gravity shifts east
IDEAS Senior Fellow Professor Danny Quah explains how the world's economic centre of gravity has shifted 3000 miles east over the last 30 years, and will continue to do so.
How the Afghanistan War Dealt its Blow to the Soviet Empire - Artemy Kalinovsky
In an interview with New American Media, author Artemy Kalinovsky discusses his new book, A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan and the real reasons behind the fall of the Soviet Empire and Mikhail Gorbachev.