The Calm Before the Storm (And What You Need to Know)

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 the 45th President of the United States?

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Will Clinton’s Hawkish Reputation Cost Her the Election?

raeesa 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. Continue reading “Will Clinton’s Hawkish Reputation Cost Her the Election?”

In Conversation With: Natasha Barrett – Free Education

13139159_1326253150723972_7117253424411026207_n 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. So what do we mean when we refer to free education? Continue reading “In Conversation With: Natasha Barrett – Free Education”

Is There a Human Right to Democracy?

13612203_10206155636603188_4130233331516496311_n  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 peace theory suggests that democratic countries do not go to war and are more free and open. Continue reading “Is There a Human Right to Democracy?”

“Cyberterrorism Could Be Equivalent to WW3” – So, Why Aren’t We Paying Attention?

14355033_1381372131892109_8836122230010910437_n 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. Continue reading ““Cyberterrorism Could Be Equivalent to WW3” – So, Why Aren’t We Paying Attention?”

In Conversation With: Labour Supporters – The Labour Leadership contest

13139159_1326253150723972_7117253424411026207_n 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.Continue reading “In Conversation With: Labour Supporters – The Labour Leadership contest”

Nationalism vs. Multiculturalism: The Case for Coexistence

14523303_10209303430817189_8787678059998973059_n 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 political actions. Continue reading “Nationalism vs. Multiculturalism: The Case for Coexistence”

The Role of Civilian-Military Partnerships in Building Economic Stability

13612203_10206155636603188_4130233331516496311_n Gavin Davies

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. Continue reading “The Role of Civilian-Military Partnerships in Building Economic Stability”

The Illegal Hypocrisy of Johnson’s Foreign Policy

12195877_10205276510217831_6945065231375297840_n Kelli Jones

Last week, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took to the despatch box to condemn violent atrocities taking place in Syria, stating that purposely attacking a hospital constituted war crimes, questioning the whereabouts of the Stop the war Coalition, and suggesting Russian actions in the area should be investigated and protested against. Continue reading “The Illegal Hypocrisy of Johnson’s Foreign Policy”