South Sudan, A prolonged conflict and why obtaining peace is complicated

Earlier in the year I wrote a piece discussing the violence in Darfur during the earlier part of this century. Violence has continued throughout...

Concerning Nations: A Defence of Nationalism – Part Two

A reluctant defence of nationalism I mentioned that feeling close to those we have a lot in common is natural, but to try to justify...

Concerning Nations: What is Nationalism – Part One

To many in the so-called progressive left ‘nationalism’ is a sort of bogeyman, associated with fascism, violence, and the contemporary surge in populism. Yet,...

In retrospect: Trump Kim summit

The planes landed. The security was tight. The cameras were ready. After months of strutting, squabbling, and speculation, two of the most controversial world...

Is Macron moving France forward?

Emmanuel Macron, since being elected French President in 2017, has had several aims to move France forward. From an economic background, Macron put his...

Civil protests; A waste of time or a force for change?

In the last several years alone, we have seen a staggering volume of demonstrations, protests, and riots in response to the turbulent social and political climate. To name a few, the 2013 Gezi Park protests in Turkey, the Ferguson riots of 2014-15 and the ensuing Black Lives Matter movement, Poland’s strike for reproductive rights in 2016, the internationally observed Women’s March in January last year and most recently the March for Our Lives in Washington DC for more stringent gun control which dominated world news.

What on earth happened at the G7?

Every year the leaders of the seven biggest world economies meet at the G7 summit. This year the event is in Quebec, hosted by...

Brexit: Power to the People?

Black Boxes Do you know how your phone works? Unless you’re a PHD student or a Silicon Valley engineer, the answer is probably; not really....

Foreign Aid: A Flawed System?

Foreign Aid is undoubtedly necessary. It is one of our vital sources of Soft Power in today’s world, enhancing the power and effect of...

A hopeful solution to plastic

Scientists have accidentally created an enzyme which is capable of breaking down plastic or more specifically the world’s most popular plastic, polyethylene terephthalate or...

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