Erik Larson Will Keep Calm and Carry On – The New York Times

In his previous books — including “Devil in the White City” (about a murder at the 1893 World’s Fair) and “In the Garden of Beasts” (about the family of the United States. ambassador to Germany under Hitler) — Erik Larson has written about historical events where, as he puts it, “The main action might be [...]

Many Scots want independence from the United Kingdom. How might that play out in a post-Brexit world?

Independence is a vexed question for the Scottish people, especially with so much yet unknown about how the UK will fare in its divorce from the European Union. — Read on theconversation.com/many-scots-want-independence-from-the-united-kingdom-how-might-that-play-out-in-a-post-brexit-world-131776

Britain’s Soft Power Potential: In Conversation with Penny Mordaunt | Chatham House

Often defined as the capacity to influence others without coercion or force, soft power differs from traditional military capabilities in favour of more subtle forms of influence rooted in values, culture and civic institutions. Consistently upholding democratic values and human rights can contribute to a nation’s soft power as much as its cultural icons and [...]

The Great Game: Afghanistan, British India and the Hundred Year War for India’s Northern Frontier

The Great Game refers to the hundred year geostrategic contest between Britain and Russia for control of Eurasia in the 19th century.  The arena for the Great Game was all the lands, kingdoms and nations between the two Empires. At the beginning of the Great Game the territories of British India and Tsarist Russia were [...]

The Gallipoli campaign – The Gallipoli campaign | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Each year on Anzac Day, New Zealanders (and Australians) mark the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings of 25 April 1915. On that day, thousands of young men, far from their homes, stormed the beaches on the Gallipoli Peninsula in what is now Turkey. — Read on nzhistory.govt.nz/war/the-gallipoli-campaign/introduction

Geopolitics of the Mughal Empire and East India Company: land vs sea power

http://www.youtube.com/watch An intermediate level analysis of the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean. The East India Company began entered India as merchants in 1600's and went on to build the greatest Empire in the history of the world. More on Geopolitics Theory: Introduction to Geopolitics: https://youtu.be/z5ddUGVo7tU Geopolitics, an introduction (intermediate): https://youtu.be/dg7d0TPoLgw Models of Analysis: https://youtu.be/PXXdvBz1tJU Understanding [...]