Mark Almond

Mark Almond is Director of the Crisis Research Institute, Oxford. He has been a Visiting Professor at Bilkent University, Ankara, and the Hagia Sophia controversy concludes his book, "Secular Turkey - A Short History"

Can history teach us anything about growing Sino-American tension?

Romanticism rising from the rubble

A new performance of a Janacek opera takes one to the moon and back

A return to enchanted tradition in Siegfried at Longborough Festival Opera

The Falklands conflict was no imperialist throwback

Just who are our plucky Ukrainian friends?

The decline of Angela Merkel’s party may return Germany to a Weimar-style splintered parliament

A requiem for the radical anthropologist

How effective have high-risk media events been for French foreign policy?

An obsession with the dangers of proliferation overlooks its positive effects