Newsletter

By Allston Mitchell

To all our readers, we have an announcement to make.  The editors Allston Mitchell and Gillian McBride will be moving on after ten years running The Global Dispatches.  It has been a great pleasure and we hope you have enjoyed the magazine as it has developed over time.  As a farewell from us we are […]

 

Newsletter – March 2018

By Allston Mitchell

Welcome to the Global Dispatches, This month, Tarek Osman, the author of “Islamism: A History of Political Islam” (Yale, 2017) and the international bestselling book “Egypt on the Brink” (Yale, 2010).  writes on what is making England anxious. He has written and presented several BBC documentaries including the Radio-4 series “The Making of the Modern Arab […]

Newsletter – February 2018

By Allston Mitchell

Welcome to The Global Dispatches, This month we have a review of Ahmed Saadawi’s “Frankenstein in Baghdad” which won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction; Jaime Amparo explains why Lula poses the greatest threat to Brasil’s judiciary, he is the worst nightmare of this well-born and conservative group of white judges; Andrew Purcell describes how […]

Newsletter – January 2018

By Allston Mitchell

Welcome to The Global Dispatches, This month Michel Serafinelli and Guido Tabellini trace the relationship between innovation and geographic areas, or ‘creative clusters’, examining data on famous births that reveals the dynamics of creativity in European cities between the 11th and 19th centuries; Afrah Nasser, the multi-award winning independent freelance Yemeni journalist, and founder and […]

Monthly Newsletter – December 2017

By Allston Mitchell

Welcome to The Global Dispatches, This month André Staltz traces the death of the Internet back to 2014 and looks at the web now that Google and Facebook hace acquired direct influence over more than 70% of internet traffic; Adil Shamoo on the systematic destruction of Yemen through starvation and cholera; Nobel prize winner for […]