Contemporary Review

Founded in 1866, Contemporary Review is a scholarly journal published quarterly. Contemporary Review Company Ltd. owns and publishes this journal, and its editorial headquarters is in Oxford, United Kingdom.Contemporary Review covers a number of topics, including politics, international affairs, literature, art and art history. Its region and its audience are international. Dr. Richard Mullen is the editor; Dr. Alex Kerr is the managing editor; Dr. James Munson is the literary editor; and Anselma Bruce is the associate editor. James LoGerfo, Robin Findlay and Charles Foster are the editorial advisers.

Articles from Vol. 285, No. 1665, October

Africa Calls for More Cyber-Rights
THE INTERNET, developed as an instrument of US military defence, has long been controlled by the United States. But as the Internet evolves into a global commercial and information resource and a potential tool for development, a growing number of...
Brazil under a Labour Government Part Two
FOR reasons that can only be speculated upon, the usual truce that the media tends to give to new incumbents, seemed to have extended beyond the first three months of Brazil's new government. By the middle of 2003, however, two distinct perceptions...
Down with Football
FOOTBALL has had a bad press through most of the ages, only recently being elevated to 'the beautiful game', the continuation of aesthetics by other means. The old view was well put by Sir Thomas Elyot, who in his The Book named the Governor (1531)...
Japan's Changing Security Posture and Its Implications
JAPAN has long centred its foreign policy on its bilateral relationship with the United States, a stance supported by the majority of the Japanese. This relationship took its present shape during the decades of the Cold War, and discussions of it within...
Searching for Normality in Central Europe
THE author who writes in the first person risks provoking readers, and takes further risks when he ventures into fields where he is more enthusiast than expert. But I came to an enthusiasm for Central Europe by such a curious route, at so bleak a time...
Standardised Testing in American Schools: Lessons from Matthew Arnold's Britain
IN the US most states and school districts mandate testing programmes in order to assess pupils' academic attainment at both the primary and secondary levels. Since the signing into law by President Bush in 2002 of the No Child Left Behind Act, testing...
The Mystery of the Caspian Oil Boom Part Two
THE construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Jeyhan main export pipeline was launched near Baku in 2002 after many years of deliberation. Apart from far cheaper oil export alternatives, discussed in Part One of this article last month, a new threat to the...