Global Affairs

Democracy or Autocracy – Who will benefit from Myanmar’s chaos?

Following the victory of Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s recent elections, the military seized control of the government on February 1st, declaring a year-long state of emergency, and detaining Ms. Suu Kyi alongside members of her party. Having sided with the opposition, their justification was the supposed fraud surrounding the elections, yet there is Read More…

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Should Britain Return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece?

On 12th March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson used his first interview with a European Newspaper to reject the returning of the Elgin/Parthenon marbles in the British Museum to Athens. Speaking to Greek paper Ta Nea, Johnson argued that the UK Government has had a longstanding position on the matter, which is that the marbles were Read More…

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Oxford University Is Not Accessible to Asylum Seekers

Featured Image: John Englart (Takver)/Flickr CC-by-SA Article 26 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has a right to education. Yet for asylum seekers living in the UK, the international fees, absence of appropriate training for university staff, and lack of access to student loans make accessing university almost impossible. The University Read More…

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Partisan Policy Led to Higher Rates of COVID-19 in Republican States

Research published earlier this week has identified a link between COVID-19 infection and party affiliation in the United States. The study, authored by Dr Brian Neelon from the Medical University of South Carolina, analysed COVID-19 case, death, and testing rates from March to December of 2020 across all 50 US states and the District of Read More…

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Extremist Party Alternative for Germany under surveillance

“After all, for the refugee it doesn’t matter whether they die at the Greek or German border.” This statement by AfD candidate Günter Lenhardt is one of the many racist and downright inhumane statements made by members of Germany’s far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany). Founded in 2013, the Eurosceptic party has been Read More…

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What a Trump conviction would mean for the Republican Party

Featured image: “Donald Trump” by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The past few months have been difficult for former president Donald Trump—after losing reelection in November, his cries of electoral fraud being repeatedly rejected by the courts, he was impeached a second time for inciting the Capitol riots, and numerous new investigations have been opened into Read More…

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Rio de Janeiro – the Wonderful City mired in crisis

Cidade Maravilhosa – “the Wonderful City” – is what Brasil’s second most populous metropolis has been called by its residents for almost a century now. The current reality of Rio de Janeiro , however, is a far cry from the wondrous picture-perfect city of Christ the Redeemer. With an urban war raging between heavily armed Read More…

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San Francisco and the City

San Francisco was, and still remains, a city of innovation. More recently, it has become a financial technology (fintech) and start-up hotspot: the headquarters of Robinhood, Coinbase, Credit Karma and Bolt all lie within the  San Francisco  Bay Area. In 2020, however, Credit Klarna closed their San Francisco offices. Pinterest too reduced office space in Read More…