Examine the causes of the partition of India

Examine the causes of the partition of India. How important was the First World War in intensifying Muslim separatism? By Libin Farah The events of the First World War had far reaching consequences as the implications were felt deeply by Indian

How important is gender in explaining why people fight?

How important is gender in explaining why people fight? By Libin Farah Gender can be understood as a social construction are packages of expectations around biological sex, but not tied necessarily to biological sex. Knowledge production about Ma

Colonialism is only one of many ways of practicing imperialism

Colonialism is only one of many ways of practicing imperialism. Discuss. By Libin Farah Colonialism and Imperialism are two terms are often conflated and used interchangeably by both academics and society. Edward Said clearly distinguished the di

Secularisation has led to the rise of religion in politics

Question: ‘Secularisation has led to the rise of religion in politics’. Discuss. By Libin Farah Secularism and religion is a recurring debate that has been taking place in India for the past several decades. Religion in this context will be u

How did the Cold War affect the Middle East?

How did the Cold War affect the region? Discuss with reference to one conflict. By Libin Farah The Suez war of 1956 was an international event whereby Britain, France and Israel launched an attack on Egypt. This essay will discuss the nature of t

Discuss the impact of neo-conservatism on the foreign policy of the United States towards Middle East

Discuss the impact of “neo-conservatism” on the foreign policy of the United States towards the Middle East By Libin Farah Neo-conservatism as a political theory dominated the White House during the George W Bush administration. This generati

What kinds of similarities and differences are evident between how systems of rule operated practically?

What kinds of similarities and differences are evident between how systems of rule operated practically? By Libin Farah Throughout the course of history there have been a multitude of Empires across the world although it is important to deconstr

Discuss the idea of "Middle East" as a colonial invention?

Discuss the idea of "Middle East" as a colonial invention? By Libin Farah The Middle East underwent a period of colonial rule at the end of the First World War. The colonial powers, Britain and France, were able to make the Middle East a colonia

What did it mean to be modern in early twentieth century East Asia?

What did it mean to be modern in early twentieth century East Asia? By Libin Farah The early 20th century was a time of change in east Asia with countries beginning to undergo a process of modernisation. The term modernisation can be used to mean

To what extent did Chinese models determine developments in the Korean peninsula and the Japanese archipelago before 1000?

To what extent did Chinese models determine developments in the Korean peninsula and the Japanese archipelago before 1000? By Libin Farah During the classic period of East Asian history there was much cultural borrowing by Japan and Korea from th

"Anarchy is what States Make of it". Do you agree?

Anarchy is what States Make of it". Do you agree? By Libin Farah Alexander Wendt’s 1992 essay ‘Anarchy is what States Make of it: The Social Construction of Power Politics’ was highly influential in challenging the dominant view of neoreal

Was the first world war a catalyst for change in the Middle East?

Was the first world war a catalyst for change in the Middle East? By Libin Farah The Middle East underwent a process of dramatic change during the early 20th century. The First World War (WWI) produced multiple outcomes that directly affected and

What was the importance of prophet Muhammad for the success of the Arab conquests?

What was the importance of prophet Muhammad for the success of the Arab conquests? By Libin Farah The success of the early Arab conquests can be evaluated through the rapid expansion and execution of military expeditions. Prophet Muhammad’s in

Colonialism, far from being over and in the past, continues to hold us and our futures in its thrall. Do you agree?

Colonialism, far from being over and in the past, continues to hold us and our futures in its thrall.’ Do you agree? By Libin Farah Colonialism is a historical phenomenon supported by the notion that certain territories and people require and b

Five things schools can do to help pupils' mental health

There is a growing crisis within children’s mental health, and this is not a term used lightly – between 2010 and 2015 there was a 50% increase in hospital admissions because of children self-harming. And in 2016 Childline reported the highest ev