Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

25 May 2018
As the highly-anticipated film Black Panther is released in cinemas, Yolande Bouka discusses Afrofuturism tugs firmly on black memory, recalling the role of Africans in…
25 May 2018
President Trump's sudden cancellation of the upcoming denuclearization summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is just the latest example of Trump's wildly erratic…
24 May 2018
Human beings are filling the world with waste. Every year, we dump 2.1 billion tons of rubbish into the ecosystem. Eight million tons of that slips…
24 May 2018
Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made headlines with his PowerPoint presentation on Iran’s nuclear program. Media outlets talked of a ‘bizarre PowerPoint’, a ‘…
23 May 2018
Solidarity must extend, not only to all people but also to animals, the earth, and the environment. I’ve told this story before. It doesn’t have a happy ending—but at least this…
23 May 2018
How to Rig an Election, by Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas. Yale University Press. A lot of the power of a successful book is in its ‘big idea’ – the overall frame that endures long…
22 May 2018
A World Parliament: Governance and Democracy in the 21st Century by Jo Leinen and Andreas Bummel. Democracy Without Borders, 2018. 422 pp., £18 paperback 978-3942282130, £10.43…
21 May 2018
In ‘Encountering Metis in the Security Council’, the latest in the LSE WPS Working Paper Series, Sam Cook explores the practices of feminist advocacy on women, peace and security…
21 May 2018
When the Palestinian literary critic and thinker Edward Said read the comic book Palestine (1997) by Joe Sacco, he called it a work of “extraordinary originality” – and one of the…
18 May 2018
Bias against women in academia is well-documented. Not only are female scientists underrepresented in academic institutions, particularly in higher ranks, but there are also…