Americas

Americas | 03.10.16

The Roots of the FARC

This week’s shock result in Colombia’s referendum on a prospective peace agreement between the Colombian state and the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) guerrillas has left the peace process in tatters. What were the roots of the conflict that led the revolutionary group to take up arms over 50 years ago?

Current Affairs | 07.09.16

Asia’s New Battlefield

Richard Javad Heydarian looks at China’s seemingly ever-growing economic clout, its evolving security doctrine, its attempt to control one of the world’s busiest sea lines and its ‘hijaking’ of ASEAN.

Cities | 26.07.16

From Heaven’s Branch to Urban Hell

How has crime – and the governments response – shaped Caracas in the past 40 years? An extract from Violence and Resilience in Latin American Cities by Dirk Kruijt and Kees Koonings

Americas | 14.07.16

The Birth of a Nation

Acclaimed Marxist historian Victor Kiernan gives a brief history of the birth of the United States in this extract from America: From White Settlement to World Hegemony

Americas | 27.11.14

On the Ferguson Verdict

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.”

Africa | 20.12.13

The Zed Christmas List

In the run up to the festive period, are you looking for a present for that radical in your life? Then check out our selection of great political reads – perfect for Christmas gifts!

Americas | 15.10.13

Bolivia Changing

John Crabtree presents his new book on the Morales administration, Bolivia: Processes of Change at a launch event at the Washington Office on Latin America