Category: Foreign Affairs

Barred: Myanmar is making small steps towards democracy. But it’s not over yet. (Photo: The Telegraph)

Myanmar: Long Road to Democracy

Matt Gillow reports from Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) on the country’s transition from military dictatorship to tentative democracy. Myanmar: a country on the brink of something great. It is, by all intents and...

Ramzan Kadyrov, the incumbent Head of the Chechen Republic. (Photo: The Economist)

Cut-throat Kadyrov

Ramzan Kadyrov has ruled the Russian republic of Chechnya with an iron fist for 9 years. Akshay Narayan explains why he needs to go. Who is Ramzan Kadyrov? Ramzan Kadyrov is to the Kremlin...

SU-34 jets taking off from Khmeimim airbase near Latakia, Syria, and heading back to Russia. (Photo: Russian Defence Ministry)

Mission Accomplished

Russian forces have begun to withdraw from Syria. Akshay Narayan examines why Vladimir Putin’s decision may benefit the peace process. In a surprise decision on Monday 14th March, Vladimir Putin announced that the majority...

One Pegida protestor holds a banner reading “against religious fascism”. (Photo: BBC)

Auf Wiedersehen Willkommenskultur

Reporting from Berlin, Sam Glover examines the rise of far-right movements and parties such as Pegida and the AfD across Germany. Today, Berlin is a vibrant and diverse city, much like London. Its creative...

#INtogether – Britain needs to remain an internationalist force for good (Photo: Jon Danzig)

Beyond the Numbers

Matt Gillow looks beyond the numbers and sums to make a case for Britain staying in the EU. We’ve all heard the facts. Both the “Vote Leave” campaign and the “Stronger In” side have...

This referendum is the last chance for Britain to become a free nation. (Photo: Conservative Home)

Why We Must Leave

The date is now set: 23 June 2016 – the day the British people will decide the future direction of this country. Are we going to once again become an independent, self-governing nation, or...

Eleven states cast their votes on Super Tuesday (Photo: AP)

Super Tuesday: Breaking Point

Super Tuesday is perhaps the most important day in the presidential campaigning. Jack Mountford assesses this year’s winners and losers. Super Tuesday is a make or break moment for presidential campaigns. Yesterday on 1...

Sarah Palin is seen as an early product of the Tea party movement (Photo: Politics Home)

Sarah Palin: Great Orator, Awful Speaker

Sarah Palin’s constant scrambling for words is almost enchanting. Bewitched, Joseph Ward explores why. Nowadays, many seem to believe that we live in a time without great orators or inspirational leaders. The growth of...

Donald Trump has bested the “establishment” candidates in New Hampshire (Photo: Business Insider)

Rebels With a Cause

With the rise of anti-establishment candidates, Sam Glover looks at how radical rebels are becoming mainstream politicians. The radicals are rising. In the past few years, Ukip have won a national election, a backbencher...

A newspaper, probably delivered using child labour. (Photo: CNBC)

Wrong on Rights

The European Committee on Social Rights’ verdict on children’s paper rounds is laughable, and will only distract us from tackling more serious human rights issues. It has become a cliché to moan about absurd...

President Hollande faces dismally low favourability ratings, putting at risk his party’s chances of a victory in 2017. (Photo: AFP)

France 2017: Quel Serait-il?

With just over a year to go until the next French presidential elections, Antony Tucker appraises the likely candidates and their chances of winning. Whilst many eyes are turned to the bizarre ups and...

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