Of the 72 countries that still criminalise gay sex today, at least 38 of them were once subject to British colonialism.
Why the Commonwealth trade advantage isn't all that strong.
The story of Britain's favourite tropical fruit (and how it came to dominate the world).
The Commonwealth Games do not get the same level of media coverage as the Olympics. But a one-time Commonwealth gold medallist says the Games are still an important athletic competition.
As the Commonwealth Games get underway on the Gold Coast, what actually is the Commonwealth and is it still relevant?
A damning inquiry has revealed the extent of the abuse suffered by British children sent abroad between 1920 and 1970. But it skirts around Aboriginal cultural genocide.
Without a clear full stop there can be no certainty that the unravelling of the British Empire has ended even now.
More than 100 historic expeditionary and travel films have been digitised recently by the Royal Geographical Society and the British Film Institute.
We are so accustomed to hearing about American exceptionalism that British exceptionalism is rarely discussed.
Some say Britain should be proud of its imperial past. Oxford academics say it's not so simple.
The single greatest failure of current punditry is the refusal to recognise that context matters. A one-size-fits-all approach to solving Zimbabwe's complex set of problems simply won't help.
Letters home reveal what is was like to be an Indian soldier in World War II.
The Commonwealth countries' democratic failings take a back seat to British panic about impending irrelevance.
With just 67 words, a British foreign secretary kicked off a hundred years of conflict and displacement.
An academic article that asserted the benefits of colonialism caused an outcry and resulted in calls for its removal. A post-colonial expert explains why.
Section 377, which criminalises homosexuality, could finally be relegated to the history books.
Donald Trump's speech on "principled realism" in Afghanistan contained few surprises. Now, under the aegis of DOD chief Mattis it is the latest stage in America’s "forever war."
After well over half a century of Independence, the ghosts of colonialism still haunt India's national psyche.
How one member of the Indian Civil Service coped with being a colonial usurper.
Intellectuals of the time saw the British Empire as the heir to the civilising influence of ancient Rome.