Lee Kuan Yew as Commonwealth statesman

By Dr Ruth Craggs, lecturer in human geography, King’s College London. Politicians and diplomats from around the world have begun to offer tributes this week as it was announced that Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew died on Monday, 23 March 2015. Lee led the People’s Action Party from 1959 and governed Singapore for… Continue reading Lee Kuan Yew as Commonwealth statesman

Malcolm Fraser: a giant of the Commonwealth

By Dr Sue Onslow, senior research fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies. On 27 March 2015, Australians gathered to pay their respects to former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser in a state funeral following the politician’s death late last week. As Singaporeans prepare to do the same for Lee Kuan Yew, who died on Monday, the Commonwealth can reflect on the contribution… Continue reading Malcolm Fraser: a giant of the Commonwealth

Fracking protesters accuse police of intimidation campaign

Republished from From time to time members of the School of Advanced Study  publish about their research on other websites. This post republishes that work from the original article. By Dr Damien Short and Jessica Elliot Although only a small area of land has been offered to companies exploring the potential for fracking in the UK so… Continue reading Fracking protesters accuse police of intimidation campaign

Death Is the Ultimate Intimacy: Asa Cusack on why the Media Were Wrong to Show Video of Charlie Hebdo Policeman Ahmed Merabet’s Murder

With media outlets looking for a new angle on the French attacks, Dr Cusack’s thoughtful piece on the ethics involved in representing violent deaths in the news seem to have struck a chord. At least 9 publications have reproduced quotes from ‘Death is the ultimate intimacy’, which was written for Huffington Post.  

Gangs: the real ‘humanitarian crisis’ driving Central American children to the US

Republished from     From time to time members of the School of Advanced Study publish about their research on other websites. This post republishes that work from the original article. By David James Cantor, School of Advanced Study (Refugee Law Initiative) The spectacular arrival of thousands of unaccompanied Central American children at the southern frontier of… Continue reading Gangs: the real ‘humanitarian crisis’ driving Central American children to the US