On the 18th of April, just before 11am, Prime Minister Theresa May surprised the nation when she announced her intention to hold a general election on the 8th of June. “The country is coming together, but Westminster is not” were her words and she made clear her reasoning for a 2017 general election being theContinue reading “Commentary – May’s GE2017 Speech”
By Gavin Davies Humanitarian efforts have saved countless lives, but have been accused of making bad situations worse. The impact of this duality has grown after the end of the Cold War, when the USSR and the US removed support from their respective spheres of influence and left a power vacuum. With no interest orContinue reading “NGOs and Their Role in Human Security”
By Gavin Davies Humanity groans, half crushed beneath the weight of its own progress. It does not sufficiently realize that its future is in its own hands. It is up to humanity to see if first of all it wants to keep on living. It is then up to it to ask whether it wantsContinue reading “The Openness Of Societies”
By Gavin Davies Although smart phones have revolutionized media access, for most people in the world it is still television networks that bring news of the world into their lives. However, T.V. news has had to compete with new technologies and entertainment, which created the conditions for an increased scope and style of news coverage.Continue reading “Connection and Fear: Television in the 21st Century”
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?”
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.