The election of Barack Obama to the US Presidency has inspired all who hoped to see a change in American policy. But will the presence of the first Democrat in the White House for eight years effect the profound shifts in domestic policy and international relations that many wish to see? Dr Bryan Mabee will discuss the likely impact of the new administration in both these areas. He is a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, where much of his work focuses on the United States, and he is currently writing a book that examines the future of American power.
- The World after Bush
- The agony of Zimbabwe, what chance for change?
- National self-determination: What constitutes the right to secede?
- Pakistan: stable state or global hazard?
- Peak oil: A case of Cry Wolf?
- Ukraine: What is the significance of the Orange Revolution?
- The history and histriography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
- Afghanistan: Local Realities and Foreign Myths
- Civilian & military casualties in Western warfare
- Sri Lanka: The prospects for peace
- Capitulation, capitulation, capitulation: the UK government’s relationship with the City of London