Author profile: Darren Atkinson

Darren Atkinson is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Otago, New Zealand and is a Commissioning Editor at E-IR. His current research is focused on exploring the history, development and transformation of left-wing political groups in Afghanistan. His recent publications include: ‘The Left Radical of Afghanistan: Finding Trotsky after Marx, Lenin, Stalin and Mao?’ (South Asian Multidisciplinary Academic Journal, SAMAJ – 2014) and ‘Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan’ (E-International Relations – 2014). He can be contacted at atkda504@student.otago.ac.nz and followed on Twitter @darrenatkinson.

Review – Communism in Pakistan: Politics and Class Activism 1947-1972

Review – Communism in Pakistan: Politics and Class Activism 1947-1972

Kamran Asdar Ali provides superb documentary evidence and a rich detailed analysis to construct a forgotten history of class struggle and political activism in Pakistan.

Review – Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonization and World Order

Review – Recalling the Caliphate: Decolonization and World Order

Sayyid’s lucid account of Islam acquaints readers with a religion which is marred by a colonial past but whose future depends on reforms only Muslims can initiate.

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

An elite political compact, based around external support for meaningless elections, is not the only solution to the problems ahead in Afghanistan.

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