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Book of the Month: July, 2014 – Empress Dowager Cixi/Bolivar

Book of the Month: July, 2014 – Empress Dowager Cixi/Bolivar

There is one key factor that links Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang and Bolivar by Marie Arana. Despite the fact the books are set thousands of miles apart and are centred around two individuals who had no interaction in their lives, both the Empress Dowager and Simon Bolivar were political leaders, great modernisers and inspirational figures whomore

The Growth Curve Upwards for the British Economy

The Growth Curve Upwards for the British Economy

The volatile European economy might see some unpredictable twists and turns in the coming days. The rising unemployment, lower growth of GDP, the high debt of EU nations have suddenly added the unwanted tensions to this otherwise most developed region of the world. Italy’s bleak economic scenario may force it to stay out of topmore

The World Cup Final and its Politics

The World Cup Final and its Politics

Three nations are represented in the World Cup Final; Germany, Argentina and Brazil (as the hosts). Each country comes to the Maracana stadium full of emotion, each determined to make their mark (even Brazil hopes they can put on a fantastic spectacle of sport). But whilst the focus is firmly on the men on themore

About Peter Banham

Peter earned his BA in History and International Relations from the University of Lancaster, where he specialised in Peace & Conflict Studies and Middle Eastern politics. Through A Little View of the World he writes on global affairs, international relations, development and world conflicts.