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A ship sits on the beach at Valle de los Cangrejos, Riohacha, Colombia

Colombia’s Bonanza Marimbera: A bygone era of Caribbean drug smuggling

Abandoned boats serve as a lingering reminder of the ‘Bonanza Marimbera’, an era of drug-smuggling that brought violence and organised crime – along with vast wealth – to Colombia’s arid northern coastline. A short walk...
Jean-Claude Juncker sits smiling in front of an EU flag

If the EU is to stay the same, things need to change

Last week, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, delivered his annual 'State of the European Union' speech. Despite his attempts to stir up greater political enthusiasm across the union, it remains mostly an...
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Silvio Berlasconi smiling and raising their hands

Is 80 the new 40? Berlusconi returns – again

In a typically sweltering Italian summer, one of the hottest talking points this August was the return of Italy’s prime political headline-grabber, Silvio Berlusconi. Convicted of tax fraud in 2013, banned from holding public...
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The Great Repeal Bill caps a bad week for British democracy

Although overshadowed in the media by Hurricane Irma and another North Korean missile flight over Japan, this week has been a tumultuous one for British democracy. MPs have sat until past midnight on several...

The Siemens Case: How Russia uses Western companies

On 4 August, the EU, on Berlin's initiative, added three more citizens of Russia and three companies to its sanctions list, due to a breach of the Russian Ministry of Energy’s agreement with German...

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...

Chelsea – Qarabag FK: A match made in the USSR

Today's Champions League group stage tie between Chelsea and Qarabag FK, of Azerbaijan, is unlikely to produce any surprises. The English champions' experienced side of superstars, playing at home, is likely to prove too...

Reclaiming “fascist”: the regime that really deserves the term

In 1944, with the Second World War raging around him, George Orwell authored a little known essay entitled “What is fascism?” “If you examine the press,” he writes, “you will find that there is almost...
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The right and left divide in India: Does it exist?

The right/left divide, just like the terms right and left, have not always existed. In fact, they are recent terminologies developed during the French Revolution, where those in favour of changing the system of...
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Asia on alert after North Korea’s hydrogen bomb test

On the morning of Sunday, 3 September, the detection of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake by Chinese seismologists alerted the world to the detonation of North Korea’s latest – its sixth – hydrogen bomb test. The...

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