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Are the BRICS Crumbling?

Are the BRICS Crumbling?

The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are five of the world’s leading economies; a bloc of developing nations that famously grouped together to help develop their respective economic power. However, the last year has seen huge political and economic upheaval within the BRICS and this uncertainty threatens their position as global economic… more

Saudi’s National Identity

Saudi’s National Identity

“I’m telling you, you can’t compare Saudi Arabia to other countries” – Al-Waleed bin Talal The ‘Modern’ Saudi Saudi Arabia has spent much of the 20th and 21st century asserting a unique form of national identity within the Middle East; one that argues that it is the leader of global Islam and, as such, the spiritual and… more

Quote of the Week

“Our doubts are traitors…

“Our doubts are traitors…

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare, (British Playwright, Poet & Literary Icon, 1564-1616) To celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare and his impact of British and global culture I have chosen one of his inspirational (but maybe less well-known quotes) on… Continue Reading

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Peter Banham
Peter earned his BA in History & International Relations from the University of Lancaster, specialising in Development & Middle Eastern politics. He is currently undertaking an MA in Geopolitics, Territory & Security at Kings College, London. Through A Little View of the World he writes on global affairs, international relations, development and world conflicts.