Louise Kettle Interrogates whether the British government has learned anything from its interventions in the Middle East, from the 1950s to 2016 Learning from history helps states to create foreign and security policy that builds upon successes and avoids past mistakes. Drawing on a wealth of previously unseen documents, sourced by Freedom of Information requests,Continue reading “Learning from the History of British Interventions in the Middle East (2018)”
Naomi Farmer In 2003, shortly after the the Iraq War began, British PM Tony Blair delivered a speech to the US Congress. In this speech, he announced that the use of history in developing foreign policy was defunct. For him, at the beginning of what would become the most controversial and criticised war of aContinue reading “Does the British Government Learn from the History of Military Interventions? (2019)”
OpenAccess can be downloaded on this page. Historians and campaigners explore the history of campaigning – and what lessons may be drawn for fighting modern-day causes. Whatever your political viewpoint you probably think that there is much in the world that needs changing. Campaigning for change is a necessary activity – although one which isContinue reading “Campaigning for change: lessons from history (2015)”
As the country navigates a historic period, it is losing its skill at interpreting the past Full article in the Economist (behind a paywall) here.