Originally from Portugal, Duarte is the Senior Global Affairs Editor for the Oxford Blue. He is currently in his third year reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Peter's College.
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COP26 and the many sides of Climate Change: An Editorial

Illustration by Mia Clement COP26 is now less than three months away. Scores of world leaders will fly in for the start, and officials from 196 countries will spend two weeks in high-pressure negotiations aimed at setting a new path to a safer climate. COVID-19 has refocused priorities and caused individuals and governments alike to Read More…

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Calling Europe: The Continent in 2021

Since then-U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger supposedly asked ‘who do I call if I want to call Europe?’ in the mid-1970s, the meaning of Europe has remained intensely contested. Can Europe be equated with anything deeper or more transcendent than the institutions of the European Union whilst remaining a valuable concept? Is Europe – Read More…

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Madrid’s Divisive Regional Elections Reinvigorate the Spanish Centre-Right

On Tuesday, the 4th of May, the people of Madrid went to the polls. After the centre-right president of the autonomous community, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, dissolved the regional assembly and called snap elections, a divisive contest began. Ultimately, Ayuso scored a decisive victory, halting the far-right’s advance and inflicting a humiliating defeat on her left-wing Read More…

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Biden’s First Hundred Days

The 30th of April will be the 100th day since Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. No president since Harry Truman in 1945 has inherited such a chaotic and dangerous world from their predecessor, with Biden having to deal with the extra detail of his predecessor refusing to acknowledge Read More…

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An Overview of Islamist Violence in Northern Mozambique

Mozambique, like many African nations, hasn’t exactly had a bloodless history. But the recent episode of an Islamic fundamentalist insurgency in its northern province of Cabo Delgado is a whole new chapter. With over two thousand dead and amid concerns for the safety of children and non-combatants, this conflict, despite its staggering volume, is deeply Read More…

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Far-right results overshadow incumbent’s win in Portugal presidential run

On Sunday the 24th of January, amid record rates of infection with over 11,000 new cases a day, Portugal went to the polls to choose its next president. As expected, the centre-right incumbent Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa easily won in the first round with 60.7% of the vote. However, it was the candidate placing third Read More…

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Italian PM Conte resigns as coalition government crumbles

On the morning of Tuesday, the 26th of January, centrist Giuseppe Conte, the Italian Prime Minister, announced his resignation at a cabinet meeting before formally handing it in to President Sergio Mattarella. This adds to two weeks of instability after former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pulled the support of his party, liberal Italia Viva (IV), Read More…