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Author Archives: Helene von Bismarck

Moving Forward Looking Back: Anniversaries, Remembrance and the Anglo-German Relationship in 2014

Dr. Helene von Bismarck, Associate Editor Both in Britain and in Germany, 2014 was a period when looking back was very much on top of the agenda. The list of historical events that were commemorated – some of them with joy, others with great solemnity – is as long as it is impressive: the 300th […]

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The Cambridges in Australia: Balmorality 2.0?

Dr Helene von Bismarck investigates the centrality of family to the popularity of the British monarchy abroad.

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Imperialism and the Global Anglo-American Relationship

Dr. Helene von Bismarck questions the role of the British Empire in the expansionism of the United States from the nineteenth century onwards.

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Witnessing the United Kingdom at the United Nations

Dr. Helene von Bismarck discusses the utility of the Witness Seminar Programme as a starting point for historical enquiry.

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Thatcher, Cameron and Europe: Two Speeches, One Concept?

Op-ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck compares the late Margaret Thatcher’s approach to the European Union with that of Prime Minister David Cameron.

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The Suez Crisis – A Turning Point for the End of Empire in the Middle East?

Op-Ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck warns against placing too much emphasis on the Suez Crisis as a turning point for the British Empire.

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Defining Decolonization

Op-Ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck finds fault with the main definitions of decolonization and suggests looking at the concept from a global perspective.

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Isaiah Berlin and the Humanity of History

Op-Ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck reflects on the thoughts of Isaiah Berlin regarding history and historians.

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The British Government, Arab Nationalism and the Iraqi Revolution of 1958

Op-ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck discusses the erroneous British reaction to Arab nationalism during the Iraqi Revolution of 1958.

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The Historian William Hague

Op-Ed Columnist Helene von Bismarck reviews Foreign Minister William Hague’s two historical biographies on Pitt the Younger and William Wilberforce.

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