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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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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...

Family separation: Fear, loathing and human rights on America’s southern border

It is easy to see Trump’s handling of his ‘family separation’ policy on America’s border with Mexico as self-contained episode. In early June Trump and his Attorney General instituted a policy of separating the...
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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 term as president. Shortly after, the President, whose approval rating...
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Separation anxiety: impasse in Catalonia

How do you solve a problem like Catalonia? As we head into 2018, the recurrent thorn in the side of Spain’s central government is showing no signs of disappearing. For many, the dominant memory may...
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Coordinating the many actors in Antarctica’s fight against climate change

The sublime beauty of Antarctica is on a par with its bone-chilling hostility – the uninhabited continent is the world's coldest, driest and windiest. The facts that describe it are inevitably mind-boggling; its ice...
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Yorxit: Would Yorkshire really devolve?

Yorkshire is the only English county where at any sporting or music event, and even sometimes just out in the streets, you will hear that chant uniting one and all: “Yorkshire! Yorkshire! Yorkshire!” God’s Own...
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Fronting up to impunity: Can Guatemala do it alone?

In the wake of the far-reaching Odebrecht scancal that has rocked Latin America, it is clear that – despite efforts internationally to curtail its influence – impunity still dominates South and Central American politics. On 13...
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Bolivia seeks investment as lithium price sky-rockets

Over the past decade Bolivia’s dazzling Salar de Uyuni has become one of South America’s most unmissable sights. Millions of tourists have made the journey to see the azure sky of the Andes flawlessly...

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...

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