Oliver Buckingham writes about the realities behind General McMaster’s comments on US peace negotiations with Afghanistan.
Tom Bannon reflects on the 2020 US presidential campaign and the supposed unsuitability of both candidates.
Peter Brookes writes about the Free School Meals scandal.
Lizzie Knowles writes about the feminist implications on the Covid-19 pandemic.
Grace Scott writes about the rising tensions between France and Turkey and what lies behind them.
Jacob Reid explores how the Presidential Election polls work and whether we can trust them.
Ben Owen sets the tiered lockdown system in the broader context of Westminster’s relationship with local government.
Daniel Hubbard writes about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Megan Lee and Jake Caudwell argue why the government must do more to save the arts industry in the wake of Rishi Sunak’s recently criticised comments about retraining.
Regardless of the election’s outcome a sizeable proportion of the population will be deeply angered by the result and will cite reasons why the vote was illegitimate (both real, like voter suppression, and imagined, like widespread voter fraud). With the population already at a fever pitch after months of civil unrest, it is almost certain that there will be protests and riots featuring violent clashes. Faith in government will undoubtedly suffer. Soon America’s democracy may be added to COVID-19’s ever-growing death toll.