by Fellows

Timothy Garton Ash (Fellow)

Homelands: A Personal History of Europe (Penguin, 2023)

Drawing from the people who lived it, Homelands explores how Europe slowly recovered and rebuilt from World War Two. And then faltered. Timothy Garton Ash has spent a lifetime studying Europe and this deeply felt book is full of vivid experiences: from his father's memories of D-Day and his own surveillance at the hands of the Stasi to interviewing Albanian guerrillas in the mountains of Kosovo and angry teenagers in the poorest quarters of Paris, as well as advising prime ministers, chancellors and presidents.

Homelands is at once a living, breathing history of a period of unprecedented progress, a clear-eyed account of how so much then went wrong and an urgent call to the citizens of this great old continent to understand and defend what we have collectively achieved.

Arthur Stockwin (Emeritus Fellow)

The Failure of Political Opposition in Japan (Routledge, 2022)

The Failure of Political Opposition in Japan explores the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) of Japan since 1955. It explores opposition party politics and the crucial need to dismantle single-party dominance to allow for economic, social, and political growth. In its consideration of electoral reform, the book compares Japan to parliamentary democracies like the United Kingdom and Australia. He concludes that political pluralism is required to break apart the post-war LDP monopoly of policy.

Hubert Kiesewetter (Fellow)

Demokratien und ihre gefährdete Zukunft (Peter Lang Verlag, Berlin, 2022)

This book deals with the eventful history of democracies from antiquity to the present day. 

Der moderne Kapitalismus und seine Überlebenschance. (Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2023)

Modern Capitalism and its Chances to Survive: For generations, capitalism has been disputed by scholars and economists as an economic system which produces more negative than positive results.

Tony K Stewart (Fellow, South Asian Literature and Religion, 2016)

Needle at the Bottom of the Sea: Bengali Tales from the Land of the Eighteen Tides (University of California Press, 2023)

An anthology of early modern Sufi tales. These enchanting stories from early modern Bengal reveal how Hindu and Muslim traditions converged on timeless themes of human morality, social culture, and survival.

Translated by scholar of early modern Bengali literature Tony K. Stewart, Needle at the Bottom of the Sea brims with fantasy and excitement. Sufi protagonists travel through a world of wonder where tigers talk and men magically grow into giants, a Hindu princess falls in love with a Muslim holy man, and goddesses rub shoulders with kings and merchants. Across religion, class, and gender, what binds these fabulous stories together is the characters’ pursuit of living honourably and morally in a difficult, corrupt world.

Jorge Heine (Fellow)

Latin American Foreign Policies in the New World Order (London and New York: Anthem Press, 2023)

This co-edited volume (with Carlos Fortin and Carlos Ominami), brings together chapters from leading Latin American IR specialists and practitioners. Given the rise of a Second Cold War, this time between the United States and China, it proposes a new approach to the conduct of the region's foreign relations, that of Active Non-Alignment. Taking a page from the original notion of non-Alignment, but adapting it to the new century, it argues for putting the interests of Latin American countries front and centre, thus not taking sides in the conflict between Washington and Beijing. The resurrection of Non-Alignment across the Global South in 2022, as well as the recent election in leading Latin American countries of governments committed to greater regional cooperation and coordination, makes this proposal especially timely.