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France’s state of emergency- the new normal?

Earlier this year, French president Emmanuel Macron announced that the state of emergency would be extended to the 1st November 2017, and as the...

NFL National Anthem Protests: Take a Knee

It’s hard not to look at international politics in the past year without stumbling across the latest outburst of President Trump as he takes...

What Does Putin’s Controversial Birthday Present Really Tell Us?

On Saturday 7th October, Russian president Vladimir Putin turned 65, and to mark the occasion Alexei Navalny’s campaign organised protests in around 80 cities...

Embrace the ‘C’ Student: An Interview with Kaene Disepo

This month I was fortunate enough to attend TEDxUniMannheim, in Germany. The theme ‘Out of the Ordinary’ gave wide scope to the nine speakers...

What does an earthquake feel like? A look into the aftermath...

Georgie Bolam, Foreign Correspondent in Mexico, discusses the first-hand aftermath of three earthquakes within three weeks on the most seismic- prone country in the...

Hola Republica: The Fight for Catalan Independence

In some senses, it’s like an adult vision of Disneyland: the streets swathed in beer bottles, flags and the odd choral outburst. It’s an...

The 2017 German Election Results – The Majority for Merkel?

Whilst Brexit negotiations, snap General Elections and Trump’s latest blunder have been dominating British headlines in recent months, Germany’s media focus has been on...

A trip to Seoul: some thoughts on the presidential impeachment and...

Despite being in nearby Hong Kong, I wasn’t aware of much conversation about the Korean impeachment. I would have thought that with the tense...

Politicising Campus Space: the meaning of anti-Beijing art at Hong Kong...

If you have been to the campus of Hong Kong University (and you definitely should: the university is set into a mountain and overlooks...

What is wrong with democracy?

It goes without saying that politics in the West is perceived by many to be in a bad state. Recently, voters have been fed misinformation by an...