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.
As the British Empire became an unaffordable burden, planning for India's independence quickly ran into trouble.
Shakespeare’s play offered me a chance to think about India's political and social issues from a literary and epic perspective.
As unity talks begin, history tells us the divisions in Cyprus are not simply the result of two competing nationalisms.
Beijing's plans for Hong Kong aren't going down well with all its post-colonial subjects.
Apartheid was to officially end in 1994. So was the fashion of wearing hats as the formalities of business, church and leisure gave way to the informality of urban equality.
Australia ingratiating itself into a post-Brexit, British-instigated Anglosphere would be a futile exercise in counterproductive nostalgia.
The concept of 'the Anglosphere' gained in importance after the Brexit referendum as an alternative to the EU – and it could now impact Anglo nations, like Australia.
Phrases like “knowledge production” conceal the fact that knowledge answers to something beyond itself and beyond us. To produce knowledge is to find out about something.
Some British people look back fondly to the days of empire. Their views aren't shared by the rest of the world.