BA Eng Lit, MSc Politics, DipHG

Politics is broken. Here’s The Alternative 2.0

This Editorial was first published on The Daily Alternative. As we edge into the 2020s, we are not in the position we expected to be in almost three years ago, … Continue reading

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Who And What Are We?

If the 60s popularised the question “who am I?” the 2010s are increasingly prompting the equally baffling “who are We?”. For some this looks like an easy question and it … Continue reading

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IS THE PARTY OVER? Or Is It Just Kicking Off?

Launch of my report on 21C Political parties. Published by Compass 25.11.16   When Compass first began this piece of research, it was just after the UK general election 2015 … Continue reading

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Indra Adnan: “Collaboration is a vital capacity for a more plural and participatory space” Hours to go and I can feel the adrenaline kicking in. Whatever happens on polling day, … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Let’s Get Over Our Scotland-envy and Join Up

I know I wasn’t alone over the past two years, watching the campaign for Scottish Independence and feeling anxious, frustrated and yes, jealous. I didn’t want the UK to break … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

A New Party for the Global Era

TIME TO MOVE BEYOND WESTMINSTER As Gordon Brown bowed out of British politics this past week, there was much talk of lost opportunities — both for his own potential and … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEW TIMES: How a politics of networks and relationship can deliver a Good Society

25 years ago today, the Berlin Wall – a physical construction dividing a nation between two ideologies – came down. Not by bomb, not by fiat, but by hundreds of … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment


Soft Power has been one of the most debated terms in the language of international politics, business and diplomacy of the last 20 years – the power of attraction over … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beyond Security: House of Lords’ Select Committee on Soft Power

Indra Adnan, Director of Soft Power Network, was asked to contribute written evidence to the UK House of Lords Select Committee on “Soft Power and the UK’s Influence“, 20th December, … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Britain has to lead with soft power

Why soft power is more effective than hard power in our interconnected world. Yesterday we found ourselves once again on the edge of that whirlpool that, with one moment of … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 2 Comments