Sudan: A Revolution in the Making?

By Rob Johnston The 2011 Arab Springs shaped much of the contemporary Middle East and North African (MENA) region, but the large, mainly desert country of Sudan appeared to be unaffected. That is until now. In the past four weeks we have seen increasing tensions within the country as protestors take to the streets, speakingContinue reading “Sudan: A Revolution in the Making?”

The Political Mess in Brazil Following ‘Operation Car Wash’

By Christian Oliver It would surely be an understatement to deem Brazil’s political climate leading up to the October general election to be anything but dramatic and unpredictable. Presidential nominees have been stabbed, convicted for corruption, imprisoned, and have called for violent attacks on the opposition; all as a by-product of a corruption scandal biggerContinue reading “The Political Mess in Brazil Following ‘Operation Car Wash’”

Italy at the Polls between Violence and Silence

By Laura Serra  Interesting political times are anything but over. The upcoming Italian general elections seem bound to shake again both national politics, and the politics of Europe at large. As in several other countries, and especially due to the impact of the refugee crisis on its shores, the populist wind blowing throughout Europe hasContinue reading “Italy at the Polls between Violence and Silence”

Hang the Tories? The Abuse Conservatives Face

By Megan Harris I am sick to death of having to apologise for being a Tory. At any social events when the conversation turns to politics, I fill with dread at the question; “So who did you vote for?” Let’s be clear, I’m incredibly proud to be a conservative. I believe that the Party hasContinue reading “Hang the Tories? The Abuse Conservatives Face”

What now for Syria?

By Theo Larue Nearly 7 years have elapsed since the Syrian Civil War began. 7 years during which half a million people found their untimely death, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. To this horrific number must be added the 7 million Syrians that are currently internally displaced, and the 5 million SyriansContinue reading “What now for Syria?”

US Special Forces: Threefold Increase in Central and South American Operations

By Jennifer Amspacher Though the United States has been noted as gradually decreasing military aid and involvement in Latin American countries, there has been an increase of Special Operations Forces missions in the South American continent since 2010. These missions have increased threefold.

Shutdown: Has Partisanship Closed Down A Country?

By Thomas Sherlock Last week the Government of the United States of America shutdown. This is a very odd concept from a British perspective but it’s one made possible by the complex system of checks and balances imposed by the constitution. Most of last week was spent with politicians pointing the finger at the otherContinue reading “Shutdown: Has Partisanship Closed Down A Country?”

The Paradise Papers: Central to Society

By Sarah Jasem The Paradise Papers are 13.4 million leaked documents spanning the period between 1950 to 2016, which reveal the extent to which the assets of corporations like Facebook, and wealthy public figures from the Queen to Harvey Weinstein, are held offshore where they can be unregulated and untaxed. Almost 7 million of theseContinue reading “The Paradise Papers: Central to Society”

European Withdrawal Bill: What Role Should Parliament Play in Brexit?

By Thomas Sherlock Currently passing through the Committee Stage is the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which is proving, somewhat unsurprisingly, controversial. Alongside the actual contents of what will be one of the most important components of Brexit, the Bill has provoked a wider debate on what exactly Parliament’s role should be in Brexit. Should ParliamentContinue reading “European Withdrawal Bill: What Role Should Parliament Play in Brexit?”