Winston Churchill and the Rise of Bolshevism 1917–1927 The period 1917 to 1927 was one of significant social and political upheaval and revolution across the world, but nowhere so much as in Russia, when on 7 November 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution took place. Power was transferred to the soviets across the country, ousting the Provisional… Read More Winston Churchill and the Rise of Bolshevism 1917–1927
Here is an essay I recently completed for one of my classes on the significance of British involvement in international charity and development work in the early post-war era. For references and bibliography, please see the original PDF file here. To what extent did early development work and international charity campaigns mark a shift in thinking about… Read More Post-war Britain and its role in international charity and development campaigns
(Written around March 2014) The Olympic Games are far more than a sports event. They are an opportunity for the host country to bolster its image on the world stage; to exhibit its diplomatic, economic and cultural prominence. When, this year, it was Russia’s turn to showcase the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Prsident Vladimir Putin’s aspirations were… Read More Should the West Have Boycotted the Sochi Olympics?