Archie Brown

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has stimulated further interest in the presidency of Ronald Reagan. In a book...

What, if anything, does the possible breakup of post-referendum Britain have in common with the political crisis that led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union?

The author's initial impetus for this book was to understand the role George W. Bush's religious beliefs played in his foreign policy decisions....

This is one of the better books on the end of the Cold War. Unlike many American accounts, it is not – at least until its very last paragraph –...

The blurb of Richard Aldous’s book refers to his ‘startling conclusion’ that ‘the weakest link in the Atlantic Alliance of the 1980s was the...

The idea of looking at ten British prime ministers from Benjamin Disraeli to Tony Blair specifically from the angle of their relationship to...

The Cold War may be over but argument about why it ended continues. The debate is of major historical interest but has contemporary policy...

The death of Cabinet government has been a near constant theme of British politics in the 20th century. But it came closer to reality under the premiership of Tony Blair, argues Archie Brown.

 
On the day the Berlin Wall fell Helmut Kohl was in Warsaw. His only...

Archie Brown discusses the contributions of historians to the understanding of Communism and why it failed.