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Afghanistan: What might the future hold?

9/11, and the circumstances it gave rise to, left deep wounds in the lives of millions of people and consequently made an indelible mark in history. As the fiery rubble of the Twin Towers came crashing down and a sudden emptiness replaced the 2,977 lives lost, the cracking sound of crumbling concrete seemed to reverberate Read More…

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Summit Attempts Steps Towards Climate Mitigation

On April 22nd 2021 President Joe Biden invited 40 world leaders to a virtual summit on the climate crisis. Heads of state, including Xi Jinping of China and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, were invited to the two-day meeting meant to mark Washington’s return to the front lines of the fight against human-caused climate change, after Donald Read More…

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Clocking Out: US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan

Last Wednesday President Biden announced that the 2,500 American troops remaining in Afghanistan will be withdrawn from the country. The deadline has been set at 11 September, exactly two decades since the 9/11 attacks that brought American forces into Afghanistan in the first place.  Since the US funds the lion’s share of the logistics which Read More…

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Russian Troop Build-up Prompts Western Alarm

The US European Command (EUCOM) raised its threat level to the highest level last week (‘Potential Imminent Crisis’) as a build-up of Russian forces on Ukraine’s eastern border prompted alarm amongst western leaders. In excess of 20,000 troops are thought to have been deployed on the border separating Russia from the Ukrainian oblasts of Donetsk Read More…

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Does The Rise of Bitcoin Mark The End of American Economic Power?

Bitcoin is now worth over £40,000 per coin. What does its rise mean for the dollar, how we perceive money, and American economic power? Existential Dilemmas Money, and the stability of a monetary system are things we take for granted. In fact, the ability for currency to work actually necessitates our taking it for granted: Read More…