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FC Akhmat Grozny: The Establishment of a Kadyrov Dynasty

A few months ago, as the Russian Premier League took its annual summer hiatus, one club in Russia’s North Caucasian region was rebranding itself after six decades. Terek Grozny, which had been named after...
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Leeds experiments with legalised prostitution

It is famously one of the world’s oldest professions, existing in one form or another across almost every civilization. Sumerian records dating back to around 2400 BCE refer to it as an occupation, the...

Hungary: can anyone stop Viktor Orban?

In the Hungary of Viktor Orban, driving from Budapest airport to the city centre in July, one’s eyes could not help but be drawn to the billboards lining the road. Some 75% of these...
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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...

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Remember, remember, 17th November?

As rebellions go, it was significantly less explosive than that planned by Guy Fawkes and his Catholic co-conspirators in 1605, aiming to blow up...

The aftermath of Honduras’ coup is fuelling a migrant crisis

The approach of the mid-term elections in the US has seen a sharp uptick in anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from the White House. On 16 October,...
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Luke Harding: “Russia hacking the US election was one of the greatest espionage operations...

There is a hint of admiration in Luke Harding’s voice as he talks about collusion between the Russian state and President Donald Trump’s administration. The...