This week saw the launch of a new group Conservatives for Britain which will lobby for withdrawal from the EU if renegotiation does not secure a better relationship. See the website of its key member Steve Baker and a recent podcast from a Bruges Group event featuring John Redwood for further insight. However, a recent […]
The Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU)are held in the historic Villa Salviati in Florence. The collection comprises official papers and individual correspondence/personal papers many of which were at one time confidential or secret. They are made public after 30 years. Documents can be consulted in the reading rooms at Villa Salviati and 6 […]
Nigerian Presidential elections are due to take place soon. The Nigeria Security Tracker from the Council on Foreign Relations provides a useful tool for understanding the background of political violence since 2011.
Elections are due to take place on 17th March. The Israel Democracy Institute website is a good starting point for background information on the electoral process. It also has a collection of public opinion polls which cover the relationship between the elections and the peace process. For historical materials try: National Library of Israel Election […]
A new online exhibition is being created by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library which celebrates 70 key documents in the history of the UN.
The official website now contains early committee documents from 1949-1959, press releases from 1961 onwards and over 300 full text books. These provide insight into the history of the organisation, military and security alliances and the NATO perspective on international crises. A good example is post-war Berlin situation
Try these recommended sources: BBC radio and TV archive footage 1948-1990 Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg has 250 short videos on life in divided Berlin Chronicle of the Wall is a multimedia history compiled by Federal Centre for Political Education, Deutschlandradio and the Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam Good contemporary news coverage of the 25th anniversary can […]
Iraq Syria and the Middle East: an essay by Tony Blair Read the essay from Former British Prime minister on his official website to find out what he thinks Western governments should do. Need to find out more about Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS)? Try the starting points listed below. A good basic […]
NATO on Duty A new official interactive map has been launched by NATO based on Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) software. Find out about current missions and partnerships. It also some links to stories and case studies provided by NATO.
The new UN Yearbook Website. The new-look website provides free access to all editions of the UN Yearbook published since 1947. It is a key publication providing insight into all areas of United Nations interest and activity. These include: conflicts, peacekeeping forces, overviews of economic and international trade trends, plus information on UN programmes of work […]