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Thailand Protests: Shock, Courage, and a Monarchy Under Scrutiny

By Colin McGinness Ongoing protests in Bangkok continue to rock Thailand, as they enter the fifth straight month of organised demonstrations. These demonstrations have captured the attention of many foreign news outlets, and have dominated news in the country. But to many casual observers, these protests have come as a shock. Nominally a democracy, the […]

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Cyber Warfare In The Post-Trump Era

By Joseph Eyre In the early hours of June 30th, deep inside Iranian territory, a fire broke out at a key nuclear facility near the city of Natanz. Not long after, explosions roared through the night air. Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesperson for the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) said that the incident caused “significant damage” […]

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Culture Politics

Long Read: Derailing the Trump Train?

The Story of Donald Trump’s Election Victory and Defeat in Memes By Loui Marchant In November 2016, the results of the US presidential election sent much of the world’s media into a tailspin of shock and confusion. Among certain online communities, however, the news came not as a surprise but as a validation that memes […]

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Latin America 2020 Series Politics Society

Migration: What Does The Next U.S. President Mean For Latin America?

In this series of articles, Nikhil Bandlish will examine how the result of the U.S. election will impact Latin America. In this third piece, Nikhil examines how President-Elect Joe Biden’s win could alter The United States’ approach to migration in profound ways. Long before Donald Trump ever pledged to ‘build a wall’, migration had become one of […]

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Environment Politics

Fishing: The Troubled Waters of Brexit

By Joseph Eyre Michel Barnier (the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator) only cares about fish. At least, that’s according to one EU diplomat, whose neat quote summarises just how important and symbolic fishing has become during the arduous Brexit process. Making up just 0.12% of the UK’s GDP, and employing under 0.1% of its workforce, this […]

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Culture Politics Society The World In Review

October 2020: The World In Review

In this series of articles, our foreign affairs editor Colin McGinness provides a concise roundup of the biggest geopolitical events from the past month. Asia Protests in Thailand have continued in spite of the central government’s announcement of a “severe” state of emergency. Protesters are seeking the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who came […]

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Latin America 2020 Series Politics Society

Geopolitics: What Does The Next U.S. President Mean For Latin America?

In this upcoming series of articles, Nikhil Bandlish will examine how the result of the U.S. election will impact Latin America. In this second piece, Nikhil examines how November 2020’s result could alter the region’s geopolitics. As the world reels from the effects of the Coronavirus, Latin America will gear up for an important two years of […]

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Politics

Why The US Election Is Up In The Air

By Adam Bennett For the first time in a long while, US-based liberals could be forgiven for feeling optimistic. President Donald Trump, having looked all but secure in his position under a year ago, is now trailing Joe Biden consistently and clearly in the polls. Crucially, Biden appears to have clawed in front not just […]

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Covid-19 Technology The World After Covid

Three Scientific Advancements You May Have Missed During Lockdown

By Jude Holmes This year, the world has appeared to simply stop. Throughout the pandemic, the scientific advancement on everyone’s lips has understandably been the search for a vaccine as many labs have been turned over to cope with Covid testing and antibody research. But the world continues to turn, and wherever there is motion, […]

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Culture Latin America 2020 Series Politics Society

What Does The Next U.S. President Mean For Latin America?

In this upcoming series of articles, Nikhil Bandlish will examine how the result of the U.S. election will impact Latin America. In this first piece, Nikhil provides a historical overview and outlines why – no matter the president in the White House – diplomatic habits can be hard to break. With the U.S. set to […]