Does the British Government Learn from the History of Military Interventions? (2019)

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)”

Videos from the International Committee of the Red Cross Conference on Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law, Sri Lanka (2019)

The conference featured alongside monks and generals, historians and religious studies scholars, some of the video presentations can be watched on the site. Mike Charney’s from SOAS, connected history to look for Burmese Buddhist thinking conducive to the tenets of International Humanitarian Law.

Rewriting the Past: The Global South in Human Rights History (2019)

Charlotte Steinorth Global Policy Abstract The current age of global inequality, in which life expectancy is overwhelmingly determined by geography, doesnot bode well for the relationship between human rights and the Non‐Western world. While history does not provideany guidance on how to create a more just world order, it does show us that human rightsContinue reading “Rewriting the Past: The Global South in Human Rights History (2019)”

The Long Road to Paris: The History of the Global Climate Change Regime (2019)

Julia Kreienkamp’s Policy Brief at the Global Governance Institute at UCL from November 2019 available here for free download. Abstract The adoption of the 2015 Paris Agreement has been widely celebrated as a ‘monumental triumph’ (UN News 2015). It enshrines a ‘new logic’ of global cooperation, representing a decisive shift away from the top-down regulatory approach thatContinue reading “The Long Road to Paris: The History of the Global Climate Change Regime (2019)”