The UK: No Longer a Benevolent Patron

The UK: No Longer a Benevolent Patron

The UK’s decision to leave the EU, in particular, has initiated a set of centrifugal forces in the relationship between the UK and its Territories.

Bermuda and the Dilemma of Same-Sex Marriage

Bermuda and the Dilemma of Same-Sex Marriage

In February 2017 Bermuda became the first jurisdiction to remove the legal right to same-sex marriage after it had been granted.

Hurricane Irma and the UK Overseas Territories

Hurricane Irma and the UK Overseas Territories

Despite talk of fundamental changes in the relationship the outcome of Irma could well be slight reform rather than major recalibration.

UK Overseas Territories and Brexit

UK Overseas Territories and Brexit

Concerns remain that the territories could find themselves attached to a weaker and more isolated UK, which may well damage their own future security and prosperity.

The Panama Papers and the UK Overseas Territories

The Panama Papers and the UK Overseas Territories

The revelations of tax avoidance and evasion have struck a chord with many concerned about the impact of austerity and growing inequality. However, little is likely to change.

Neglected Yarns and New Beginnings: A Delhi Diary

Neglected Yarns and New Beginnings: A Delhi Diary

There are two paths in IR and, for all the claims of plurality, IR’s equivalent of the dirty little secret is that the margins and the mainstream seldom converge

ISIS Threat Laps the Caribbean

ISIS Threat Laps the Caribbean

With the region’s porous borders and often weak state capacity to deal with security threats, regional governments must gear up to the challenges that face them.

Postcard from Copenhagen: On Experts, Expert Opinion and Expertise

Postcard from Copenhagen: On Experts, Expert Opinion and Expertise

Expert opinion has been drawn upon to shape public opinion on all manner of issues; yet there are some important questions to raise about what passes for expertise.

Faustian Pacts and the War beneath My Feet

Faustian Pacts and the War beneath My Feet

As quickly as mining shafts were sealed in Johannesburg they have been re-opened and worked by a new generation of illegal miners run by gangs.

Sacred Cows and the Idea of Political Economy in Southern Africa

Sacred Cows and the Idea of Political Economy in Southern Africa

South African politics must move beyond narrow thinking and recognise political economy as a tool not only for sound analysis, but also for good policy-making.

Shadows Cast over Democracy in the Caribbean

Shadows Cast over Democracy in the Caribbean

What took place in St Kitts and Nevis indicates that despite the generally good record of democracy in the Caribbean, the region cannot rest on its laurels.

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