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December 2016

Dr Lasse Thomassen, Podemos find itself caught between the battle lines of Spanish politics
15 December 2016

Dr Christopher Phillips, Aleppo evacuation 'will take days'
15 December 2016

Dr Rainbow Murray It was not their year
14 December 2016

Dr Christopher Phillips, The Battle for Syria
9 December 2016

Dr Patrick Diamond, Never mind Ukip, it's the Lib Dems' Brexit agenda that Labour should be afraid of
5 December 2016

November 2016

Students awarded Principal's Prize
29 November 2016

Professor Michael Kenny and Dan Gover, ‘English votes for English laws’ has not given England a voice in parliament
28 November 2016

Dr Françoise Boucek, Fillon wins presidential primary
28 November 2016

Dr Sophie Harman, Bringing to life the reality of living as a woman with HIV/Aids in rural Tanzania
24 November 2016

Professor Tim Bale, UK dismisses Trump suggestion of Nigel Farage as ambassador to US
22 November 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Asia ponders whether Trump will walk the talk
17 November 2016

Professor Tim Bale and Monica Poletti, Explaining the pro-Corbyn surge in Labour’s membership
16 November 2016

Watch again: Professor Adam Fagan's Inaugaral Lecture
10 November 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, 'Leftie' Lineker becomes voice of post-Brexit outrage
10 November 2016

Professor Tim Bale, ‘Brexit’ proved to be sign of things to come in US
9 November 2016

Dr Christopher Phillips, 'Unknown unknowns': What Trump means for Syria
9 November 2016

Professor Tim Bale and David Jeffery, An election now would be crushing for Labour – and for Jeremy Corbyn
4 November 2016

Dr Daniel Kato, The Week in Parliament
4 November 2016

October 2016

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships
26 October 2016

Dr Anne Kershen, The Victorian Slum
24 October 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Theresa May to lay out Brexit plans in Brussels
20 October 2016

Dr Lee Jones, President Duterte's visit to China
20 October 2016

Professor Tim Bale, A terrorist bombing was no match for this iron lady
19 October 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Future of UK Labour: Electoral oblivion or dawn of socialist revolution?
19 October 2016

Dr Lee Jones, The myth of King Bhumibol
14 October 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Why Thailand does not have a new king yet
14 October 2016

Professor Tim Bale, The Conservative Party and business have long had a rocky relationship
11 October 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Memo to May. Don’t forget One Nation
9 October 2016

Dr Sarah Wolff, Issues with the newly created European Border and Coast Guard
9 October 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Why Prevent should be scrapped
4 October 2016

Dr Patrick Diamond, Don’t be fooled, the Conservatives remain utterly divided on Brexit
4 October 2016

David Jeffery, The north remembers: why Conservatives still get a frosty reception in key regions
4 October 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, BOOKtalk
3 October 2016

September 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Is Brexit a revolt against liberalism?
29 September 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Jeremy Corbyn's team targets Labour membership of 1 million
27 September 2016

Dr Monica Poletti, Why Labour Party members still back Jeremy Corbyn as their leader
24 September 2016

Dr Christopher Phillips, Turkey’s Syria Intervention: A sign of weakness not strength
22 September 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Would a 2017 General Election mean a landslide victory for the Conservative Party?Professor Tim Bale, May’s Iron Lady persona dims as parallels with loser Brown mount
22 September 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Socialist Corbyn set to win but Labour could split
22 September 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Would a 2017 General Election mean a landslide victory for the Conservative Party?
20 September 2016

Dr Patrick Diamond, The future of British social democracy: lessons from Anthony Crosland
20 September 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Why did David Cameron resign? Did he resign over grammar schools, Libya or memoir plans?
14 September 2016

Dr Lee Jones, on the 2016 ASEAN Summit
6 September 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Parliament returns, referendum mistakes, new Education Secretary
4 September 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Marriage, religion and voting: Author Philip Cowley on what he learnt writing 'More Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box'
4 September 2016

August 2016

Professor Tim Bale, David Cameron's legacy in the shadow of Brexit
31 August 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, More sex, lies and the ballot box
30 August 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Sex, religion, age – the secret life of British voters revealed
28 August 2016

Dr Christopher Phillips, The US and Russia could help end the Syria conflict
26 August 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, What do we really know about voters?
25 August 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, How football can explain the EU referendum
20 August 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Exoneration draws curtain on Tory chairman
18 August 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Saving Labour: A rose at war with its roots?
1 August 2016

July 2016

Dr Sophie Harman, PILI: HIV from the female perspective
27 July 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Search is on to reshape centre-left ground in UK politics
26 July 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Power of the whips: The silent enforcers
24 July 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Myanmar's foreign policy under Aung San Suu Kyi
23 July 2016

Professor Tim Bale and Dr Monica Poletti, Here’s what we know about Labour’s £3 supporters – and whether they’ll pay £25 to help Corbyn again
19 July 2016

Daniel Gover, Scottish Affairs Committee examine the effectiveness of Evel
19 July 2016

Professor Tim Bale and Dr Monica Poletti, Middle-class university graduates will decide the future of the Labour Party
19 July 2016

Dr Lee Jones, South China Sea ruling
18 July 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Road to Brexit is full of pitfalls
13 July 2016

Professor Tim Bale, With the Labour Party in complete turmoil, does it have any chance of regaining power by 2025?
13 July 2016

Dr Lee Jones, on Brexit
13 July 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Theresa May, untested and ascending to manage ‘Brexit’
12 July 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Myanmar: Drugs battle, what’s the solution?
8 July 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Who are the Tory members picking UK's next prime minister?
7 July 2016

Professor Tim Bale, With Nigel Farage off the scene, will it be easier to reach a compromise with the EU on free movement?
5 July 2016

Professor Michael Kenny, English nationalism and Brexit
5 July 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Labour almost certain to split if Jeremy Corbyn stays on as leader
5 July 2016

June 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Radicalisation on campus
30 June 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Leaving the EU could be the best thing to happen to the Conservative Party in decades
30 June 2016

My Clearing experience
29 June 2016

Dr Lee Jones, That post-referendum feeling
28 June 2016

Dr Patrick Diamond, As a former policy adviser to Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, this is what I think the Labour Party should do next
27 June 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Boris Johnson emerges as the winner after British referendum
24 June 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, How will 'nasty' UK campaigns affect EU referendum?
21 June 2016

Professor Tim Bale, In ‘Brexit’ vote, David Cameron faces problem of his own making
21 June 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, David Cameron’s gamble on Europe puts legacy at stake
21 June 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, MPs are better than ever at serving local voters – it shouldn’t have to be dangerous
17 June 2016

Honourable mention for Dr Robbie Shilliam at Sussex International Theory Prize
16 June 2016

Dr Lee Jones, EU referendum essay competition: should we stay or should we go?
16 June 2016

Professor Philip Cowley: EU referendum - The extra thousands wanting to register to vote and what it means for the results
10 June 2016

Professor Tim Bale, UK Brexit debate has echoes of 1975
5 June 2016

Dr Lee Jones, America and Vietnam in 2016
4 June 2016

Dr Sophie Harman, Hooray for the New Health Emergencies Programme! Shame About the WHO’s Legitimacy Problem
2 June 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, What would 007 do? Fictional characters step into the debate
1 June 2016

May 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Chaos awaits besieged Cameron no matter what Brexit result
31 May 2016

Dr Sophie Harman, The future of HIV/AIDS is decided next week - is anyone listening?
27 May 2016

QMUL in top 20 of places to study politics
24 May 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Two years since Thailand’s military coup, country heading for turmoil
20 May 2016

PhD Studentship 2016 in International Migration Law
16 May 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Sadiq Khan, el alcalde musulmán de Londres
14 May 2016

Dr Lee Jones, The Philippine Presidential Election 2016
10 May 2016

Professor Tim Bale, David Cameron is not the man to shoot the Conservative Eurosceptic dog
10 May 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Khan is elected mayor amid Tory backlash at Goldsmith
7 May 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Did economic sanctions hurt Putin and undermine apartheid in South Africa?
6 May 2016

Professor Tim Bale, London Elects First Muslim Mayor
6 May 2016

Professor Mike Kenny, English malaise stirs yearning for divorce from European Union
5 May 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Labour voters don't have a problem with Jewish people, but London voters seem to
5 May 2016

Professor Tim Bale, In London mayoral election, more than city hall is at stake
4 May 2016

April 2016

Dr Sophie Harman producing film on Tanzanians living with HIV/AIDS
26 April 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Election expenses: new evidence Tories bankrolled local activists in marginals
21 April 2016

Professor Kimberly Hutchings at Strode’s College
14 April 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, There’s an election to Parliament that only three people can vote in
12 April 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Westminster follows US trend for full disclosure
8 April 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, EU referendum: Will anyone read £9m government leaflet?
7 April 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Cameron woes mount over steel and Panama - with EU vote to come
6 April 2016

Dr Lee Jones, Global empire: Myanmar’s controlled democracy
6 April 2016

March 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Brexit? Voters can be yours for £25 each
29 March 2016

Calls for Expressions of Interest - The Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship
29 March 2016

Politics and IR students attend Barbican workshop on Utopias
21 March 2016

Professor Kimberly Hutchings awarded ISA’s Distinguished Scholar Award
21 March 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Cameron seeks to quell party feud over welfare and EU
21 March 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Seeing risks everywhere, Osborne offers no austerity relief
11 March 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Irish national interest may be best served by FF in opposition
5 March 2016

February 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Cameron's final gamble — it could all go ‘horrifically wrong’
19 February 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Day of reckoning for wavering Conservative Eurosceptics
18 February 2016

Dr Rainbow Murray, 50,000 members and counting: meet the political party prepared to lose, to win
17 February 2016

Professor Tim Bale, What does the public think of Jeremy Corbyn since he became Labour leader?
17 February 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Is it really all doom and gloom for Blairites? Perhaps they should realise they have a champion in Michael Gove
16 February 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Londoner's Diary
11 February 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Nigel Farage makes £12m referendum play for anti-EU donors
11 February 2016

Dr Lee Jones, A look the headlines in Asia
8 February 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Conservatives: the party of business?
3 February 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Is the Prime Minister right to make migration central to his EU renegotiation demands?
2 February 2016

Professor Tim Bale, 12 step programme to rehabilitate Fianna Fáil
2 February 2016

January 2016

Professor Philip Cowley and Professor Tim Bale, What they really think on Planet Tory
31 January 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Is Labour damaging its chances in 2020 by campaigning to remain in the EU?
27 January 2016

Professor Tim Bale, The forgotten Cecil Parkinson
26 January 2016

Professor Philip Cowley, Trying to analyse the election spending data? Follow Deep Throat’s advice…
21 January 2016

Dr Lee Jones The headlines in Asia this week
18 January 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Martin: People trust me to lead country
17 January 2016

Professor Tim Bale, Fianna Fail’s long march back to power
14 January 2016

Professor Tim Bale, No love in Labour: Jeremy Corbyn’s slipping grip on his party
4 January 2016

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