Category: Politics

Ukraine flag as a map

In this blog, Professor Keith McLay, a historian of war and warfare and Provost - Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby, looks at three examples of instructive on the fallacy of strategic territorial gains in urban war. 

Nuclear atoms

In this blog, Professor Keith McLay, a historian of war and warfare and Provost - Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby, explores the use of nuclear weapons and why the history behind it must be well read and understood.

Jigsaw pieces as Ukrainian and Russian flags on a world map

In this blog, Professor Keith McLay, a historian of war and warfare and Provost - Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby, reflects on some of the ‘given’ Russian reasons for the conflict.

Coins

In this blog, Professor Keith McLay, a historian of war and warfare and Provost - Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby, discusses the war and economic sanctions of Ukraine. 

View of Ukraine's capital city Kyiv

Professor Keith McLay, Provost - Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby, comments on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Dilapidated stairway leading up from a subway tunnel, painted turquoise.

When the government talks of 'levelling up', what does it mean, what are the conditions that make it necessary and how can it be achieved? Economics Lecturer Ghulam Mustafa, of the University of Derby, explores the data in this new blog.

View of people walking over stepping stones at Dovedale

This month marks the anniversary of the creation of the Peak National Park in 1951, the first British national park to be established in the wake of the Second World War. Paul Elliott, Professor of Modern History at the University of Derby, looks at the impact that the park’s establishment and existence have had on its communities and the nation as a whole over the past seven decades.

Wooden scrabble blocks spelling 'POLITICS'

Dr David Holloway, Associate Professor in American Studies at the University of Derby, assesses the potentially rocky road ahead for President Joe Biden.

Two police officers standing in street. Two members of public stand behind a house's front gate. Credit: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona

Tony Blockley, Head of Policing at the University of Derby, looks at the confusion around lockdown rules and their enforcement by the police, and the dilemma this poses for officers when they encounter or respond to reports of rule breaking.

A fishing boat on water in Falmouth. Credit: Jonathan Taylor via Unsplash

Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Education at the University of Derby, finds historic parallels in the on-going Brexit discussions relating to the sovereignty of the seas and the battle for fishing rights.