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Iran from Ancient Times to Modern Theocracy

As part of Ancient Persia, Iran shared in the greatness of the great empires of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. But, after the Muslim advance out of Arabia, it became an Islamic state, following the minority Shi’ite belief. This has had a profound effect on modern times, with Iran being a theocracy since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Today it is a... [More]
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<p>As part of Ancient Persia, Iran shared in the greatness of the great empires of Cyrus, Darius and Xerxes. But, after the Muslim advance out of Arabia, it became an Islamic state, following the

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21 Jul

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What Can Voters Do About "Pork Barrelling"?

There is an unspoken covenant between tax-payers and government that we expect our taxes to be used first and foremost for the good of our people and country, hopefully in an efficient manner. Yet the list of rorts grows month by month, as the Auditor-General reports on unsatisfactory decision making by MPs in power. What can we do between... [More]
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<p>There is an unspoken covenant between tax-payers and government that we expect our taxes to be used first and foremost for the good of our people and country, hopefully in an efficient manner. Yet

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05 Aug
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Can the United States Still Win Wars?

In 1940 the army of Greece was larger than the US’s. Within five years the US had created the most powerful defence system in world history. But it has not had a good record of winning wars, and among its defeats have been Vietnam, Iraq and now Afghanistan. What is going wrong? What are the omens for future conflicts? DELIVERY MODE Online... [More]
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<p>In 1940 the army of Greece was larger than the US’s. Within five years the US had created the most powerful defence system in world history. But it has not had a good record of winning wars, and

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06 Aug

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Charles Krauthammer and The Unipolar Moment: The USA as the World's Sole Superpower

Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) was an American political commentator who wrote one of the most influential articles of the late Cold War period, called ‘The Unipolar Moment’. In this article, published shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Krauthammer argued that the world no longer had two dominant poles (the USA and the USSR), but... [More]
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<p>Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) was an American political commentator who wrote one of the most influential articles of the late Cold War period, called ‘The Unipolar Moment’. In this article,

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09 Aug

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Douglas Murray and The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

Douglas Murray (b. 1979) is a British author, columnist, and conservative political commentator, who is currently the associate editor of the world’s oldest weekly magazine, The Spectator. Murray’s book called ‘The Strange Death of Europe’, published in 2017, has been described as “a highly personal account of a continent and a culture caught in... [More]
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<p>Douglas Murray (b. 1979) is a British author, columnist, and conservative political commentator, who is currently the associate editor of the world’s oldest weekly magazine, The Spectator. Murray’

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23 Aug

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Great Speeches and Why They Move Us

This course takes a look at famous speeches to see how they inspire, move and motivate us. Be inspired by Shakespeare, be moved by magic moments in films and be motivated by the great political leaders. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Shakespeare shakes the room: Explore some of the stirring speeches from the Bard such as “Once more unto the... [More]
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<p>This course takes a look at famous speeches to see how they inspire, move and motivate us. Be inspired by Shakespeare, be moved by magic moments in films and be motivated by the great political

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24 Aug

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Lebanon: From the Paris of the Middle East to the Cot-Case of the Middle East

Lebanon sits at the crossroads of history. In the midst of ancient, medieval and modern conquerors, it has become a melting pot of peoples and politics. Once the home of the Phoenicians, it has been part of the Persian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Islamic, Ottoman and French Empires. Today it is a split nation, with competing Islamic and... [More]
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<p>Lebanon sits at the crossroads of history. In the midst of ancient, medieval and modern conquerors, it has become a melting pot of peoples and politics. Once the home of the Phoenicians, it has

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25 Aug

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Ivan Krastev and The Light That Failed: The Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Ivan Krastev (b. 1965) is a prominent Bulgarian political scientist, a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the author or co-author of eight books. In ‘The Light That Failed: A Reckoning’, Krastev and his co-author Stephen Holmes trace the troubling regress of liberal democracy in several of the former Eastern... [More]
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<p>Ivan Krastev (b. 1965) is a prominent Bulgarian political scientist, a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the author or co-author of eight books. In ‘The Light

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06 Sep

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Remembering 1921: 100 Years Later

1921 was dominated by the impact of World War I and the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1919-1920. The newly established Weimar Republic in Germany was floundering under the savage clauses of the post WWI Treaty of Versailles. The race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma shocked the world. Communist Parties were formed in several nations in the wake of the Russian... [More]
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<p>1921 was dominated by the impact of World War I and the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1919-1920. The newly established Weimar Republic in Germany was floundering under the savage clauses of the post WWI

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22 Sep

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The Kurdish Question Revisited

Since the early twentieth century, the Kurdish question remains unresolved. While the Palestinian issue receives much attention and UN resources, the largest ethnic minority in the Middle East struggles for such attention. Although, the Kurds, especially in Syria, did the heavy lifting against the so-called Caliphate thugs, they were promptly... [More]
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<p>Since the early twentieth century, the Kurdish question remains unresolved. While the Palestinian issue receives much attention and UN resources, the largest ethnic minority in the Middle East

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24 Sep
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