What is EA Birmingham?
EA Birmingham is EA WorldView’s section where the best academic research meets the best public engagement on today’s issues of concern. University of Birmingham scholars, both faculty and postgraduates, draw on their expertise to illuminate the reality of confiict and the hope for cooperation, be it over democracy, migration, humanitarian aid, civil rights, or international relations.
Within EA Birmingham, you’ll find or initiatives such as the Populism Project. We will be co-publishing the articles of Birmingham colleagues on outlets such The Conversation, and featuring their analysis in the media.
The day of the ivory tower is long gone. From the heart of Birmingham and the tower of Old Joe, welcome to our window to the world.
Political WorldView on Independent Group and challenges to main parties: “We must emphasize how important Brexit has been in reshaping UK party politics.”read more
Political WorldView looks at crowded field of Democrats running for President in 2020. Can candidates get past “batshit crazy” of Trump to focus on issues?read more
Political WorldView podcast on Venezuela’s crisis: Will military — & Russia — sustain Nicolas Maduro in power despite protests & international pressure?read more
An interview with Patrick Porter about the motives and maneuvers behind Prime Minister Tony Blair’s fateful 2003 decision to join the US in the invasion of Iraq, and the consequences for both countriesread more
How soon before multiple investigations bring downfall of Donald Trump? The Political WorldView podcast explains 4 recent advances towards final showdown.read more
Political WorldView podcast on possibilities – from amicable deal & transition to “No Deal” to “No Brexit” – as UK Government puts withdrawal deal to Parliamentread more
University of Birmingham’s Matt Cole discusses UK Government’s 3rd attempt at Brexit Withdrawal Plan — before Commons Speaker John Bercow rules it out.read more
Can Italy balance its position — founding member of EU and important NATO ally v. first G7 country to sign up to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative?read more
“Real difference between Donald Trump and his powerful predecessors is simple: popularity” — If it’s only ratings holding back Trump, what is to be done?read more
“Given a lack of vision and leadership among many of Ukraine’s current elite, it is unsurprising that trust in public institutions is at unprecedented low.”read more
An “Egypt of authoritarianism and repression”: 2011 Revolution disappears amid detentions & Parliament set to extend Gen. El-Sisi’s right to rule until 2034read more
Personal links and money drive a new strategic partnership between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia — now the two countries seek to institutionalize the bonds.read more
As countries look at refugees as economic opportunities, “a warning to West’s policymakers who view ‘migration deals’ as panacea to burden-sharing problems”read more
Irish backstop prevents hard border and hard Brexit – but many UK Tory MPs still oppose it because “you stay in customs territory until you find solution”read more