The Politics of Climate Change

By Malick Nythern Doucoure In one of his widely acclaimed works – Politics – Aristotle Insists that man is a political animal because man is a social creature with the power of speech and moral reasoning. When contextualised in the world of today, one may argue that man politicises everything, from grammar schools to whatContinue reading “The Politics of Climate Change”

What Has Motivated the Russian Youth to Protest Against Medvedev?

By Yury Polyakov Russian Domestic Politics is probably the most boring subject for all enthusiastic researchers in Russian Studies. Russian people view Vladimir Putin as the new Brezhnev because his style is similar to Brezhnev’s tactics over the Zastoy days. In other words, you can sum up Putin message as ‘Sleep tight, my beloved country’.Continue reading “What Has Motivated the Russian Youth to Protest Against Medvedev?”

NGOs and Their Role in Human Security

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”

Two Months Later: What Has Trump Actually Done?

By Thomas Sherlock No matter your political leaning, it’s safe to say the election of Donald Trump caused an almighty stir. From protestors literally wailing at his inauguration to his backers celebrating, everyone had expectations of a Trump presidency. Two months in, what has he actually done? In short, not much.

The Fall of an Empire

By Daniel Atherton Comparing the demise of the European Union to the collapse of the Roman Empire. “A rising power on the peripheries in the North East, an overreliance on imported labour, a faltering economy, the rise of an inhumane enemy from the Levant, overexpansion, political instability, corruption within constituent members, the loss/lack of a uniting identity,Continue reading “The Fall of an Empire”

2017 Dutch Election: ‘politics for everyone’?

By Yury Polyakov The Western World followed the capitalisation and democratisation processes that created the common ground for a normative basis of the regional European interest. Despite the active role played by the anarchists and the left, European countries sustained democracy and parliamentarism as shared ideals, whereas communism secured its strategic location in the Soviet Union andContinue reading “2017 Dutch Election: ‘politics for everyone’?”

The Openness Of Societies

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”

Why Have Relations Between Russia And Belarus Deteriorated At The Beginning Of 2017

By Yuri Polyakov Russia is certainly the closest and the most important partner of Belarus. They both share common cultural, economic and political ties. In fact, Belarus was the only country in the post-Soviet space who actively encouraged further integration of its political and economic system with Russia. Perhaps Alexander Lukashenko played a prominent roleContinue reading “Why Have Relations Between Russia And Belarus Deteriorated At The Beginning Of 2017”

Donald and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month

By Theo Larue Disclaimer: Donald Trump’s actions since he became President of the United States have angered many, causing him to receive an overwhelming amount of negative media attention. Because I’m a good imitator, this article is no exception. However, much of the media has been unable to cover every outrageous action Trump has taken,Continue reading “Donald and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month”

The Changing Character of Turkey – Death of Ataturk’s Republic?

By Roger Maul Autocracy, violence, terror, fear and oppression have enflamed modern day Turkey, as the secular and democratic values of the Kemalist Republic are ultimately discharged by a regime whose power has become seemingly irrepressible. And despite all the European outcry and protest toward Erdogan’s persistent flirtation with Ottoman nostalgia and his pursuit ofContinue reading “The Changing Character of Turkey – Death of Ataturk’s Republic?”