Professor Henning Melber introduces his new book, which explores the years of African decolonisation during which Dag Hammarskjöld was in office at the United Nations, investigating the scope and limits of his influence within the context of global governance.
We talk to the director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICWS), who says ‘far from gently fading away, the collective memory of empire and its consequences is becoming an ever more prominent element in current political debates.’
By Dr Michael Rowe The Berlin Wall fell on 9 November 1989. The event, which has come to symbolise the end of the Cold War, came about when an East German government spokesman miscalculated, and erroneously announced the previously sealed border open. Crowds of ordinary East Berliners quickly gathered, and no one in authority dared […]