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Make or break for arch-reformer Macron

In June, just a few days prior to a landslide legislative victory for Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche (LRM) party, the Economist ran a cover feature that depicted him striding, beaming across a...
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Britain and Russia in diplomatic brinkmanship following Skripal poisoning

Anglo-Russian relations have rarely been worse. In 2006, a fugitive Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko was killed by radioactive poison on British soil. President Vladimir Putin “probably approved his assassination” according to British authorities. Twelve...
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Czech elections: will Central Europe’s illiberal tide be halted?

To many in the west, successful illiberal politicians such as Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen may be a new phenomenon, but for those who follow the post-communist states of Eastern Europe, such figures...

The Trump card: how the Donald might just do it again

On the evening of 26 September, around 150 paying customers gathered at the glamorous Le Cirque restaurant in Manhattan to raise money for Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. Tickets for the fundraiser reportedly went for...

Why the indigenous land struggle is key to advancing environmental justice for all

Imagine that your survival depended on defending the right to live where you are standing right now. At any moment, the government could decide to start extracting oil or constructing a highway, exactly where your...
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EU spies role for Ghana in preventing migration

On the February 9, 2018, Queen Mathilde of Belgium arrived at the University of Ghana to host a talk alongside Ghanian President Akuffo Addo on the topic of the country's sustainable development goals. Also in attendance...
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2017 in Review: Latin America and the Caribbean

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, our Editor, John Bartlett, looks at the last 12 months in Latin America...

Japan’s Prime Minister calls snap election amidst regional instability 

On Monday 25 September, Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo announced his government’s intention to stage a general election. The election, scheduled for October 22, is the fourth such vote to be held in Japan...
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King Salman’s declaration advances women’s rights in Saudi Arabia

On Tuesday 26 September, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a historic royal decree allowing women the right to drive vehicles for the first time from June 2018. The breakthrough move was met with joy...

Are the Conservatives regaining young voters?

With the Conservatives struggling in government following the disastrous June general election, Chancellor Philip Hammond's recent Budget aimed at tackling a growing problem for the party – a surge of young people voting, almost exclusively...

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The Plastic War

From the UN in 2017 to the EU in 2018, we have become accustomed to organisations and countries declaring ‘war on plastic...
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Populism to Pensions: Love or Hate for Putin’s New Policy?

It has been close to a year since the 2018 March presidential elections in Russia, which saw Vladimir Putin enter his fourth...

2019: Year of the Vegan?

The word ‘vegan’ was coined in 1944, after members of the Leicester Vegetarian Society became frustrated with the group’s refusal to consider...