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Culture & Religion Opinion

University of Warwick Scandal Exposes Student Activists as Hypocrites

On February 4, the University of Warwick campus burst into a hive of activity as hundreds of members of the student body, as well as numerous dedicated staff and alumni congregated to demonstrate against the University’s handling over what was dubbed the “group chat scandal” by a writer for Warwick’s student newspaper, The Boar. In […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Armenia: The Road to Democracy in Post-Soviet Caucasus

A Crisis in Armenia: The Fight for Democracy Recently, the mountainous former Soviet nation of Armenia has been heavily featured on mainstream media, mainly due to the country’s wave of protests against its now former prime minister, Serzh Sargsyan, led by the opposition’s leader, Nikol Pashinyan. The protests, which Mr Pashinyan said a “non-violent velvet revolution”, reacted […]

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World Politics & Affairs

Macron for France and the World

The advent of “America-First” politics is leaving a large geopolitical vacuum for leadership on the world stage. The contenders yearning to fill it are numerous: China, India, and Russia just to name a few. Yet a European nation has taken the longest strides in 2017— France. Just 18 months ago, almost any analyst would’ve dismissed […]

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Policy Analysis World Politics & Affairs

When International Election Observer Missions Fail

On 1st September 2017, the Supreme Court of Kenya set precedent by becoming the first African Court to nullify a Presidential Election on the grounds of illegality of the process, which was found to be marred by massive irregularities. The judgment contradicted the reports by several election observer missions, including the European Union (EU) Observer […]

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World Politics & Affairs

The Complexities of the Label “Refugee”

Today, Europe is experiencing a refugee crisis unlike any other. The world moves with an uncertainty as those in war zones attempt to escape, only to be held in camps that barely even offer bare necessities. Refugees have become framed as those fleeing a war zone, waiting to go home, and causing problematic extra costs […]

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World Politics & Affairs

The EU Framework’s Impact on Roma Integration Strategies

“Finally, Roma people aged 16 and older describing themselves as employed”

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Environment & Climate Change Opinion

How Germany is Leading the Way in Fighting Climate Change

Every country likes to think that they are the “world leaders” in some field, whether it’s trade, gay rights, or even fruit production. Environmental policy is no exception; when it comes to climate change, many countries claim to be the world leaders. Yet for the majority of these countries, environmental policy is all talk and […]

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Labour & Industry Policy Analysis Taxes & Economics World Politics & Affairs

Policy Analysis: How Austerity Failed Europe

Since 2008, conservative policymakers have prescribed austerity as a panacea to the beleaguered economies of Europe. Wolfgang Schäuble, German Minister of Finance, has largely been the face of the greater Eurozone push for austerity, writing up an op-ed in the Financial Times justifying its merits.  Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron described it as ensuring “sound finances” […]

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World Politics & Affairs

The Education Status of Refugee Children in the EU

The United Nations framework classifies inclusive and equitable education as one major Sustainable Development Goal due to its importance in ensuring peace, mutual respect and integration. Additionally, access to free primary education for all children is a human rights obligation stemming from the European Convention on Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the […]

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World Politics & Affairs

The Schengen Agreement: The Policy Behind EU Immigration and Brexit

Cries of a crumbling Europe are being heard worldwide. Today, some are suggesting the EU should be disenfranchised because of a disagreement with the European Union’s immigration policies. Brexit presented open immigration policies as an issue with European Union membership, and many across the channel are beginning to agree. But what is the European Union? […]