About this blog
Welcome to my blog - The Great Unravelling
This blog tries to make sense of Britain's decision to leave the EU and what it means for Britain's place in the world. This sesimic event in British and European politics cannot be understood in isolation to wider global political trends and economic processes.
This is a conversational blog so do please feel free to join in.
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Category Archives: British Foreign Policy
How might Brexit impact on the UK’s European diplomatic strategy and its place in the world more broadly? The short answer is no one really knows as the terms of Britain’s exit have yet to be determined. Uncertainty reigns. What … Continue reading
It is hard not to feel a general sense of weariness with the state of the world. Newspapers are filled with one crisis after another and these crises appear more wickedly complex than anything we have dealt with in the … Continue reading
I’m in Brussels at the moment taking part in a conference that brings together scholars and academics from Europe and the Arab world as well as civil society organisations, religious communities, journalists and politicians. This is the fourth in the … Continue reading
Parliament’s recall brings into sharp focus the question of whether the use of force against ISIS is justifiable. It is easy to build a convincing ethical case for military force, but political questions remain as to whether the overarching strategy … Continue reading
In Musings of a Restless Bishop, the Bishop of Bradford, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, poses the million dollar question as to why Russia is doing what it is doing and why is it doing it now? The question reminds … Continue reading
Whatever happens at next month’s Geneva conference on Syria one thing is clear, the humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict will continue unabated. Indeed, there remains the possibility that the crisis could yet thwart diplomatic efforts by destabilizing neighbouring countries … Continue reading