This text aims to provide an assessment of the First World War in Ireland and its consequences, arguing that this is the key to understanding the complexities of the Irish nation today. The author explores how the War transformed the nature of the Irish and Ulster.
The First Northern Ireland Peace Process covers the various attempts to end the 'Troubles' from 1972-76. These attempts included secret talks with the Provisional IRA and a parallel process to build a political consensus between the British and Irish Governments and the main constitutional parties in Northern Ireland.
This book investigates the UK's experience as a junior partner in the only Cold war conflict where some of the main protagonists confronted each other on the battlefield. The author assesses the strains within the 'Special Relationship' between London and Washington and offers a new perspective on the limits and successes of British influence.
This study, of his premiership from 1964-70, shows Harold Wilson at the peak of his powers, from the optimistic 'new JFK' days, of 1964, to the realisation, by 1970, that Britain was a nation struggling to come to terms with its shrinking position in the world.