The ancient history and heritage of the Mosul region: an A–Z, Part I

Eleanor Robson, Editor of Iraq Over the past few months, the Iraqi armed forces and their allies have freed substantial areas of northern Iraq from ISIS/Da’esh, liberating many hundreds of thousands of people from the terrorists’ control.…


The 20th anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong to China

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the transition that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China has undergone since 1997 is the city’s relocation to the centre of Chinese politics.…


Revolution and Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: A Special Teaching and Research Collection of The Americas

The latest issue of The Americas is a specially curated collection that explores revolution and revolutionary movements in Latin American history from the colonial period to the present.…


Journal of Latin American Studies Special Virtual Issue: Peru

This virtual special issue, published to coincide with the conference of the Latin American Studies Association to be held in Lima on 29 April-1 May 2017, brings together articles published in the Journal of Latin American Studies on Peru in the last decade.…


The Great Academic Purge in Turkey

The Turkish government continues to rule by decree in the aftermath of the declaration of a state of emergency (Olağanüstü Hal) following the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.…


Introducing a Mini Dossier on Exceptional Rule in Turkey in issue no. 55 of New Perspectives on Turkey

A failed coup attempt on July 15 marked the summer of 2016 in Turkey. The country is still trying to come to grips with the fact of how a secret structure outside the chain of command could have developed within the armed forces and how it could seek to take power by force, even bombing the nation’s parliament.…