Commonwealth
Opinion

Elizabeth II: majesty in its timeless grandeur

By Syed Badrul Ahsan It is the end of an era unprecedented in British history. In her reign of seventy years, Queen Elizabeth II was witness to some of the most remarkable of events in the chronicles of time. And yet it is hard to dispel the thought that her ascension...

The U.K.- Pakistan Ties

By Ian Talbot (University of Southampton) The seventy fifth anniversary of Pakistan’s independence provides an important moment to consider the relationship between the two countries. This has been marked by close ties of sentiment rooted in the deep associations...

The Commonwealth at a crossroads

By Sue Onslow Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies After a delay of two years, the Commonwealth heads of government are meeting in Kigali this week. The organisation itself is at a crossroads: leading Commonwealth civil society organisations have voiced their...

Is the Commonwealth getting its message out?

By Mischa Manderson Mills Like many international organisations, the Commonwealth Secretariat (ComSec) is undergoing a mid-life identity crisis. The world has changed radically since its formation some 60 years ago, and it is way past time for ComSec to look inwards...