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Secretary of Defence nominee James Mattis (left) and National Security Advisor nominee Michael Flynn (right). (Photo: The Hill)

Generals At War

Donald Trump made national security a central part of his campaign. Akshay Narayan examines how his National Security Advisor and Secretary of Defence have conflicting views.   The two most significant national security officials...

Violent protests after an election are highlighting the polarisation of modern politics. (Photo: The Guardian)

Healthy Debate is Dying

We are becoming increasingly intolerant to those who have political opinions which differ to our own. Sneering at Donald Trump’s supporters as “racists”, “bigots” and “sexists” only makes you part of the problem. The election...

Roughly translating to "A New Malaysia: Bersih 5", the banner perfectly encapsulates the Malaysian sentiment regarding the government. (Photo: Mark Lee)

Making Malaysia Clean Again?

Mark Lee reports from Malaysia on the Bersih rally, a cause against corruption he sees as troubled yet necessary. Standing in the frontline of the Bersih (which in Malay means clean) 5.0 rally on...

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tour the Iron Dome air defense system in 2013. (Photo: Associated Press)

Obama’s Semitic Stain

After serving two whole terms, President Obama’s legacy is on the line, and his actions and rhetoric regarding the State of Israel will remind Americans of his disputatious foreign policy. On Friday, 24 December...

A Donald Trump supporter in Cleveland, Ohio. Unjust hatred against Muslims has reached its zenith. (Photo: Jim Watson/Getty)

Insidious Islamophobia

Islamophobia is real, but not in the way you might think. Mark Lee reports from Malaysia on its many faces. A week ago, I was being driven around in a Grab, the Southeast Asian...

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Three Cheers for 2016

When people chalk up 2016 as a bad year, they are lacking a fundamental sense of perspective. 2016 has been a fantastic year! This is not a sentiment you will hear expressed very widely;...

No Such Thing as a “Progressive Alliance”

With figures across the left calling for an electoral pact between “progressive” parties, Antony Tucker says why this isn’t a realistic or worthwhile idea. Over the last few months, many figures across the left...

Legalising cannabis would lead to regulation and a safer product (Photo: Associated Press)

Wake Up and Smell the Cannabis

Theresa May’s attitude towards drug policy is backward – the legalisation of cannabis could provide the UK with many economic and social benefits. Let’s end the war on drugs. More and more countries are...

Statistics reveal that 1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem, maximising the need for effective therapy. (Photo: Mental Health Partnerships)

Therapy without a Therapist

  An overwhelming one in four people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year. With lengthy waiting lists for support on the NHS and costly fees for private healthcare, many sufferers...

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Directly Destroying Democracy

As we have learned from issues surrounding Brexit, the UK’s recent obsession with direct democracy is unhealthy. For the sake of stability, we must return to a strong parliamentary, representative democracy. With recent news...

Having been sacked by Theresa May, Nicky Morgan and George Osborne have complex, but viable, ways to regain power. (Photo: Anthony Devlin)

Can the fallen rise again?

With a large number of former Conservative ministers now languishing on the backbenches, it will take a high degree of political nous for them to return to power. On 13 July 2016, Theresa May,...

A new Conservative Party? Is that even a good thing? (Image: Seattlepi)

Look to the right. It’s empty.

A key feature of Western liberalism must always be small and limited government. Theresa May’s shift to centrism means that no party wishes to uphold this important principle any longer. Since the shift of the...