Paul Gillespie: EU and US preoccupation with Ukraine war and Chinese trade not shared by rest of the world
Its trajectory from poor, rural member state on the periphery is relevant for Ukraine and others
A new book reveals that the modern West owes much of its cultural DNA to a wide range of non-European and non-white forebears
Paul Gillespie: The transformation from printing to reading took 300 years in print capitalism, but can the later one we are living through fulfil its promise to make everyone an author?
The outcome of the war in Ukraine will be central to the shape of the new engagement
Our experience of empire resonates in today’s debate about neutrality
India and other non-Western powers see Russia as similar to them and do not need to fear it
Support for the SNP remains stronger than for independence. That matters for the future of UK politics
Paul Gillespie: It is essential to consider the war in the context of increasing demands by big countries for a multipolar world, instead of one dominated by the US
Rows over trans rights in Scotland as well as disputes over seemingly technical issues reveal the faultlines in contemporary UK unionisms and nationalisms
Work opens up fresh perspective on European history and politics, exploring details of conquests, famines and independence movements.
Strategic relationship should aim to manage and limit superpower rivalry in their regions
We need new ways to analyse what is happening in a world where challenges no longer fit into neat siloes
Exploring a range of potential outcomes, from moderate success to nightmare, is an effective way of giving citizens a sense of agency
Biden’s apparent vision stands in contrast to the ‘messy multipolarity’ envisaged, and sometimes even welcomed, by the rest of the world