The Great Civilisational Divergence – What can the history of civilisations teach us about the rise of modern China?

The following article was written by Aleksa Andrejevic. Aleksa studies History and International Relations at the University of Liverpool Hope and is a guest writter for The Political. ‘I am Emperor, my descendants will be numerous. From the second generation to the ten thousand, my line will not end.’ These are the very words of …

To deal or not to deal. A study of the efficacy of sanctions with regards to Iran.

Economic sanctions can more often than not be considered a peaceful way of making war. Indeed, this tool of foreign policy seems to be the preferred mode of action when war is not an option. The first economic sanctions can be traced back as far as 432 B.C. – it was issued by the Athenians …