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A power struggle in the Indian Ocean: China’s new military base in Djibouti

On 1 August 2017, China formally opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti. Neither the date of inauguration nor its location in one of the smallest, most resource-scarce African nations are coincidental: this...

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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Drugs in sport: Who do we trust enough to cheer?

Three hundredths of a second. The difference between success and failure; jeers and adulation; Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt. The margins in sport are incredibly tight: hopes are dashed, careers made, and legacies secured...
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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...

Mexico is in urgent need of change: Is presidential candidate López Obrador the answer?

During the night of 8 November 2016, the world followed the US presidential election results as the drama unfolded. There was apprehension in Mexico as the prospect of a Donald J. Trump win became...

Britain’s Foreign Aid: Don’t Be Distracted by the ‘Ethiopian Spice Girls’

Britain’s Spice Girls once sang ‘will this déjà vu never end?’, but it is the ‘Ethiopian Spice Girls’ - a five-piece girl band named Yegna - who have again returned to UK headlines in recent weeks...

Money can’t buy you love – or can it?

Jericho's Sonia Cuesta Maniar spoke to Brandon Wade, CEO and founder of a number of websites seeking to connect 'sugar daddies' with 'sugar babies'. She also spoke to 'E', a London-based escort, seeking to uncover the truth...

‘Brazil’s Donald Trump’ gears up for the 2018 presidential election

When Jair Bolsonaro cast his congressional vote in favour of ex-President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment in August 2016, he made an unusual dedication. In a short stunt designed to draw maximum attention, he referenced Colonel Carlos...

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