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What has Le Pen been up to?

Marie Le Pen’s second place finish in the French presidential election in 2017 with just under 34% of the popular vote was seen as a major victory the Front National (FN). Le Pen almost...
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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...

Can the failure of the Yasuní-ITT Initiative be a lesson for a greener future?

The Ishpingo-Tiputini-Tambococha (ITT) oil fields are situated in the Yasuní national park, a biosphere reserve in the Ecuadorian Amazon - arguably the most biologically diverse region on the planet. The land is also...
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Differing approaches for different contexts: Religious Education in the UK and the US

Will Peters left his job teaching Religious Education (RE) in schools in the UK to study for a PhD in education at Boston College, Massachusetts. Here he examines the trajectories and shortcomings of religious...

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...

How did Jeremy Hunt hang on as Health Secretary?

Theresa May has come under intense criticism in the last week, with former Education Secretary Justine Greening resigning rather than change departments in a muted cabinet reshuffle, and new Office for Students board member...
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Statues and slavery: the legacy of the Confederacy in the US

The violence perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, has reignited debate in the United States surrounding the legacy of the Confederacy, the self-proclaimed nation of eleven Southern US states whose secession precipitated the...
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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...

2017 in Review: The US

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here, Kyle Walter looks at the US. It is nearly the end of December in...

Is the UK’s First Past The Post system soon to be history?

British politics has been dogged over the last few months by disillusionment, allegations of gerrymandering and voter suppression, queries over the unelected House of Lords, sexual harassment scandals and the impact of Brexit on...

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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...