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Dr Peter Frankopan

Dr Peter Frankopan is director of the Centre for Byzantine Research at Oxford University, and author of The First Crusade: The Call from the East, published by Bodley Head (£6.99).

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Can the prophet Trump bring America salvation?

Donald Trump is unlikely to win the US presidential election. The worry is what happens when he loses, says historian Peter Frankopan.
4 Nov 2016
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It’s time to get serious after the Brexit vote

With the Brexit vote behind us, we need to put our differences to one side, says Dr Peter Frankopan. It's time to start thinking seriously about the f…
8 Jul 2016
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The climate of fear will only get worse – and that’s down to Saudi Arabia

The low price of oil is a serious problem for Saudi Arabia. But as Peter Frankopan explains, it should also be a serious worry for us too.
20 Nov 2015
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A first date with China – but who will end up paying the bill?

Britain and China are making all the right noises. But as Rupert Foster explains, they're setting themselves up for disappointment.
22 Oct 2015
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What the Ming empire can teach us about the yuan's devaluation

Dr Peter Frankopan looks at China's devaluation of the yuan, and asks if the lessons of the 15th-century Ming empire hold any clues for the future.
24 Aug 2015
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It’s time to 'get medieval' on the rich

The ancient Babylonians wouldn't let HSBC shirk their tax responsibilities, and we shouldn't either, says Dr Peter Frankopan.
16 Mar 2015
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A lesson from history on how to deal with greedy bankers

The Byzantines took a no-nonsense approach to dealing with their profiteering citizens, explains Dr Peter Frankopan.
27 Feb 2014
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What RBS and the banks can learn from early Islam

RBS has issued an extensive mea culpa. But if the disgraced bank had heeded the warnings of early Islam, it would never have found itself in such a me…
11 Apr 2013
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Why the fat abbots at our banks deserve a new Reformation

Our bloated bankers would do well to heed the lesson of the fat abbots of pre-Reformation England, explains Dr Peter Frankopan - lest they find themse…
9 Jul 2012
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What history can teach us about the eurozone

A thousand years ago, Byzantine emperor Alexios Komnenos faced a similar currency crisis to the one the eurozone faces today. Dr Peter Frankopan expla…
14 Jun 2012
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