By Mikayla Billin Every four years the most powerful nation in the world elects a new leader. Tonight the United States will take part in arguably the most controversial election in history, and before polls close and results start flying in, here is a rundown of everything you need to know. Who Can Be theContinue reading “The Calm Before the Storm (And What You Need to Know)”
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Will Clinton’s Hawkish Reputation Cost Her the Election?
By Raeesa Khan When Donald Trump announced he would be running for President, hardly anyone believed he had a realistic chance of becoming the Republican nominee let alone entering the White House. At first glance his egomaniacal persona, reality TV star status, and extraordinary receding hairline made him all but unequipped for the job.
In Conversation With: Natasha Barrett – Free Education
Izabela Pawlic Although the concept of free education may be as foreign to some of us, as the countries where free education systems actually exists (and there are many) – it is important to talk about it and the possibilities that we as young people have to influence how education in this country operates. SoContinue reading “In Conversation With: Natasha Barrett – Free Education”
Is There a Human Right to Democracy?
Gavin Davies Human rights are often seen as a noble yet unrealistic goal as time and again they are not upheld in times of repression or conflict, just when they are needed most. In order to deal with this, there has been a consistent trend of forcing the spread of democracy, since democratic peaceContinue reading “Is There a Human Right to Democracy?”
“Cyberterrorism Could Be Equivalent to WW3” – So, Why Aren’t We Paying Attention?
Jennifer Amspacher Our modern society is becoming more and more dependent on information technology each day, and while this development may come with many positive effects, it also comes with many political and security complications.
In Conversation With: Labour Supporters – The Labour Leadership contest
Izabela Pawlic The result of the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union had profound effects not only one the public sphere, economy but also on parties and politics in the UK.
Nationalism vs. Multiculturalism: The Case for Coexistence
Laura Serra Recent developments in world politics have led to the resurgence of popularity and influence for nationalistic parties. What is problematic about this trend is the rhetoric used by leaders and supporters of these parties, a rhetoric that at best resembles that being used during the interwar period, and at worst invokes similar politicalContinue reading “Nationalism vs. Multiculturalism: The Case for Coexistence”
The Role of Civilian-Military Partnerships in Building Economic Stability
The large increase of refugees has been a formative moment in EU history. It has tested the capacity of states to meet the ideals held in human rights law, reconcile security with openness, and put a spotlight on the causes of terrorism.
The Illegal Hypocrisy of Johnson’s Foreign Policy
Boris Johnson has not been Foreign Secretary long, but are his recent actions only acting to progress the mistakes of his predecessor?