This blog brings together writing and research by Dr Brian Brivati on international and domestic politics, international trade, conflict and post-conflict capacity building and cyber security.
Dr Brian Brivati
Following a 20-year academic career at the Institute of Contemporary British History and Kingston University, 14 written or edited books, Brian left academia to run human rights organisations and work as a mentor to private and social enterprises and civic and political figures. He has clients in over 20 countries across MENA, Eastern Europe and Africa. He has implemented multi-year, multi country programmes for the FCO and Cabinet Office. His articles have appeared in the Guardian, Times, Financial Times, Independent on Sunday, Daily Telegraph, Observer, Times Higher Education, New Statesman, Fabian Review, The Political Quarterly, History Today, Georgian Times, The Ukrainian Magazine and Parliamentary Brief and others. Frequent broadcast media appearances include, BBC Newsnight, BBC News 24, BBC Breakfast News, Channel Four News, Daily Politics, Radio 4 Westminster Hour and other UK news programmes and news/current affairs channels in Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and Russia. Member of the Foreign Policy Centre/Channel Four Iraq commission. Keynote and guest lecturer on a range of topics including Leadership, UK Politics, Genocide, International Trade, Emerging Markets Cyber Security and e-Governance, Political Campaigning and the politics of Iraq and the Arab world to seminars and conferences in Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, USA, Slovenia, Hungary, Iraq, Lebanon and many meetings in the UK. Regular guest lectures at the Royal College of Defence Studies and for many other UK organisations. Visiting Professor in Life Writing and Human Rights at Kingston University.
Links to selected articles:
Middle East: Iraq and Counter Extremism
- What Next for Daesh?
- Disappearing identities in Iraq
- Smarter not more authoritarian
- Cyber Security and the Cyber Gap: Lessons from Middle Eastern Policy Makers network
- Voices from the “Arab Spring” and the Policy-Making Community
- The Last Optimist in Baghdad
- The Day After Daesh
- Countering Violent Extremism
Genocide and Human Rights
- The past is another country: why should we visit it?
- Darfur: Africa’s Inferno
- Who is responsible for Genocide?
- What is Genocide?
- An unmarked Genocide
Labour and Liberal Interventionism
- The BBC of the World
- Our International Interest
- The Struggle for Labour’s Soul: Internationalism
- The New Labour Government’s Place in History
- Championing, not undermining, human rights in Israel
- Reclaiming Territory
Dead White Men
- Tony Benn Obituary
- Michael Foot
- Biographer’s Lament
- Hitler and Churchill
- Defence of Welsh Windbag: Kinnock
- AJP Taylor: The Origins of an Historian
Seeking opportunities to expand writing on the above topics and to extend speaking/lecturing on international trade and emerging markets into print and online media contributions.