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Once upon a time in Babylon

Law and order are a common feature of everyday existence. But how did it come to be this way? Join Domenic as he ventures to Babylon and uncovers the very beginnings of law in the world.

The new Silk Road: Cementing Beijing’s global influence

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has spread all over the world. Is it a generous development scheme for countries that the West has left behind? Or is it a threat to the independence of developing states? Join Wes as he discusses the initiative and Beijing’s motivations behind it.

The folly of growth via consumption

History has shown that the balance of world power shifts in cycles. In a time of growing geopolitical uncertainty, what can American hyperconsumption and Chinese reinvestment tell us about the limits of economic growth via consumption? Join Felix in this final instalment of his three-part series to explore what the rise of China tells us about world power.

Empires on which the sun will never set

How does history prescribe the narrative of changing world powers? What traits and attributes allowed nations to become empires so vast that ‘the sun never set’ on their lands? Join Felix in this second instalment of his three-part series to journey through history for answers to these questions.