The Silk Roads: History as you’ve never been taught it

If you read one book this year, it should be Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads: A New History of the World. His captivating exploration of the historic interactions between empires, countries and cultures follows the routes of the ancient Silk Roads, which served to link the Mediterranean in the west to China in the east. … Continue reading The Silk Roads: History as you’ve never been taught it

Hard Choices: Trump, Brexit and the Rise of the Far Right

November 8th 2016 is being hailed by some as the greatest day in US political history. The day the people took back power from the “political establishment”. For others, it represents the sadness, disappointment and despair that came with the realisation that an arrogant, divisive and abusive individual was able to rally a majority of … Continue reading Hard Choices: Trump, Brexit and the Rise of the Far Right