While the Chilcot Report does not accuse Tony Blair of war guilt for Iraq, his responsibility for the war and its consequences is in question. In this blog post, Dr James Ellison, of QMUL's School of History and the Mile End Institute, reflects on the historical significance of the Iraq Inquiry and whether Blair should be blamed.
Brexit may reshape the UK's political geography - locally as well as internationally, according to Professor Jane Wills. "When people are encouraged to take back control, they need access to the political institutions that might allow this to happen."
Professor Tim Bale examines the results of a YouGov survey of 2026 members and supporters who joined the Labour Party after May 2015.
As David Cameron's period at the summit of UK politics draws to a dramatic close, historian Dr Robert Saunders profiles the elusive prime minister.
English sentiment has been important to the tenor and character of the Vote Leave campaign, but Michael Kenny writes there are reasons to be sceptical that English nationalism has had a clear, causal role in the EU Referendum. He asks whether the picture of the ‘two Englands’ – one progressive and cosmopolitan, the other populist and nationalist – draws too sharp a distinction between them, and in doing so underplays the extent to which fears about cultural identity, inequality and immigration are shared in very different kinds of places and communities.
The 'Cracking Law' podcast is produced by expert researchers from QMUL's School of Law. The first episode focuses on European Union law, and episode two looks at Brexit.
Professor Philip Cowley writes about the role of MPs in their constituencies. He says: "It is a difficult, time-consuming, at times frustrating and at other times rewarding, part of the job. It should not also be dangerous."
Eric Henize, Professor of Law and Humanities, considers the crisis facing the British Labour Party, and asks - what is antisemitism?
Lizzie Barmes is Professor of Labour Law at Queen Mary University of London. She is author of Bullying and Behavioural Conflict at Work, recently published by Oxford University Press.
Chris Millard, Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Research Fellow, reviews the film Demolition (2015) in the context of his work as a historian of the emotions.
It might have cost £9.3 million, but will the government's EU leaflet sway many voters? Lindsay Aqui, Phd Candidate, at Queen Mary University of London, looks back to the 1975 referendum and asks whether the experiences of the Wilson government hold lessons for today's campaigners.
Europe imports more than half of the energy that it consumes, and its supply is vulnerable to regional instability and economic shocks. In a major new book, Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas, shows how the creation of a European Energy Union might be an effective and viable solution to the energy security problems that the European Union (EU) is facing.
Political to his fingertips or a hard core Tory Chancellor? Professor Tim Bale considers the evolving and mercurial role of George Osborne.
The UK’s referendum on EU membership may well be one of the main stories of 2016, with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, recently suggesting that it could be held as early as the summer. Montserrat Guibernau writes on how we can conceive of Euroscepticism in both the UK and other EU countries.
Dr Rob Knell from QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences writes how large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops.
This is the first time scientists have linked the function of anatomy to sexual selection in dinosaurs.
Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh from QMUL's School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science looks at what it takes to teach an AI how to read natural human languages.
The Bangkok bomb killed 20 people, injured more than 100, and shook Thai politics, already turbulent, to its core. In this article, Dr Lee Jones, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, argues: until concrete evidence is produced, we should avoid any rush to judgement, and take both speculation and assignations of blame with a truckload of salt.
The crisis facing migrants on the shores of Europe shows no sign of abating. As EU member states prevaricate on how to manage a human and political crisis, Dr Jessica Jacobs from QMUL's School of Geography says: "The system is paralysed. To make it move again, hospitality is the key".
In this article, Professor Julia Hörnle, of QMUL's School of Law, considers the impact and rapid development of face recognition techniques on privacy.
We all want a quality health service – but what does this really mean? What does quality in healthcare really look like? Dr Deborah Swinglehurst has been exploring this idea for several years, curious to find out what academics, opinion leaders, healthcare professionals and members of the public really understand by the term ‘quality’ in the healthcare context.
In this article, Sam Fowles, researcher in international law and politics at Queen Mary University of London, asks whether the European Parliament will 'save us' from the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Professor Peter McOwan, from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, discusses whether artificial intelligences would actually be able to take over the world, whether they’d want to, and how we'd know if they did.
Dr Matthias Mauch discusses his recent scientific analysis of the “fossil record” of the Billboard charts prompted widespread attention, particularly the findings about the three musical “revolutions” that shaped the musical landscape of the second half of the 20th century.
On 24 April 2015, QMUL's Centre for Commercial Law Studies convened a group of legal experts to consider and examine issues around gaming an intellectual property law. In this article, Dr Gaetano Dimita, Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law, sets out the many legal challenges that emerge from this growing and dynamic sector.
Sarah Wolff, Lecturer at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, examines the tragic events in the Mediterranean and outlines what she describes as failed EU policy in the area of migration.
Dr Magda Osman, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Cognitive Psychology explores the research behind behavioural economics and looks at its relationship with advertising
Jessica Jacobs, Research Fellow at QMUL's School of Geography, argues that the systematic neglect of border regions by military-backed governments in the Middle East has enabled the success of extreme terrorist groups in these marginalised areas, resulting in "geographies of hate".