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Asia-Pacific Economies Can All Win Together |

In a recent interview, Professor Michael Cox discussed how APEC should be seen as part of a long-term evolutionary process that contributes to the region’s stability and economic prosperity.


We are not in the midst of a new Cold War|

On the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gorbachev has warned that the world is in the midst of a new Cold War. In an interview with CNN, Dr Luc-André Brunet, Deputy Head of the Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS, argues that while relations between the West and Russia are at a new low, "the Cold War was much more than merely bad relations between Russia and the West".


Berlin Wall 25th anniversary: How a massacre in East Germany was prevented|

Professor Vladislav Zubok, Head of the Russia International Affairs Programme at LSE IDEAS, discusses the political and humanitarian rationales behind Gorbachev's decision to rule out the use of force in East Germany.


The US mid-term elections: Global implications|

In a recent interview for The Washington Post, Prof Cox discussed how the election results could embolden American adversaries to further prod the limits of US power. "Given the complexity of the challenges facing the West, this is about the worst time possible for a divided America and a weak Europe".


From unipolar power to 'lame duck'?|

In two recent articles LSE IDEAS Associate Andrew Hammond argued that a quarter of a century on from Washington's "unipolar moment" following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the US cannot be viewed today as an all-powerful hegemonic power. He also assessed| how the outcome of the US mid-terms could render Obama a lame duck.

LSE IDEAS Director Arne Westad to step down at the end of the academic year|

LSE IDEAS has announced that Odd Arne Westad will step down as centre director at the end of this academic year. He has served as director since the centre was set up in 2008. In this interview| Professor Westad discusses the role of LSE IDEAS and his perspectives on its future.


LSE IDEAS Public Lecture on "A Changing World and China" covered by the Chinese media
LSE IDEAS Public Lecture Series on "China and World" is reported by several Chinese media.

LSE IDEAS Associate Ambassador Wu Jianmin interviewed by CNN Christine Amanpour
Before his public lecture with LSE IDEAS, our associated Ambassador Wu Jianmin interviewed by CNN Christine Amanpour on China's foreign policy as well as China's efforts to fight Ebola.

Professor Westad on China-EU Relations interviewed by Xinhua News Agency
During Professor Westad's interview with Xinhua News Agency, he suggested China and Europe are in many ways the "perfect match" with significant potential for deepening their relations.



From Transformational Leadership to Mafia State? Observations from South Africa's Two Decades of Democracy|

Tuesday 25 November 2014, 6:30 - 8:00pm, Thai Theatre, New Academic Building, LG. 03
Speaker: Dr Mzukisi Qobo; Chair: Professor Chris Alden 


American Grand Strategy in the Mediterranean during World War II |

Thursday 27 November 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Tower 2, Room 9.05
Speaker: Dr Andrew N. Buchanan; Chair: Professor Matthew Jones

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Open Government in the Age of Total War|

Tuesday 2 December 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


International Conference - Southern European Socialism in the 1980s|

Friday 5 & Saturday 6 December 2014,  EUI Florence

This conference is being organised in collaboration with European University Institute and Oxford University.


Stalin: Paradoxes of Power|

Thursday 11 December 2014, 6.30 – 8.00pm, Tower 2, 9.04
Speaker: Professor Stephen Kotkin; Chair: Professor Arne Westad


The Cold War and the Culture of Secrecy|

Tuesday 13 January 2015, 6.30 - 8.00pm, venue TBC
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Michael Cox


Crowd-Sourcing, Surveillance, and the Era of the Synopticon|

Tuesday 17 March 2014, 6.30 - 8.00pm, venue TBC
Speaker: Professor Matthew Connelly; Chair: Professor Michael Cox