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HMS Vengeance returns to HMNB Clyde. Image Source: Thomas McDonald/Flickr Politics

Would An Independent Scotland Terminate Trident?

Helensburgh, like so many small Scottish towns, conveys a sense of calm: viewed from the vantage point of the local’s friendly golf club the picture is quintessentially Scottish with views over Loch Lomond and the Clyde providing a dramatic backdrop from which to enjoy the setting. Yet shuffle down the road a mere six miles […]

International Political Forum Human Rights

Was The US justified In Denying A Visa To Iran’s Ambassador To The UN?

The United States and Iran have had a very difficult relationship since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, but things appeared to be improving when a deal was made between world powers over Iran’s nuclear program in November 2013.  Yet, the US recently made a rare and controversial move that could jeopardize this progress. Last week, […]

International Political Forum Economy

Germany’s Foreign Policy: Ever cautious?

The 17th of December saw the installation of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and her coalition cabinet following the longest entre-en scene of government in German history. Despite the prolonged negotiations, foreign policy has enjoyed bipartisan consensus. But if one talks about Germany’s foreign policy, the inevitable question that arises is: what foreign policy? So far, in […]

International Political Forum Afghanistan

Hope Returns To Afghanistan In Landmark Presidential Election

Afghanistan, a nation marred by violence and poverty, has been given little cause for optimism in recent times. This past weekend, however, hope returned to the hearts of the Afghan people as they came forth to cast their votes in the presidential election. The election marks the first-ever democratic transfer of power for Afghanistan, making […]

International Political Forum Africa

Are Children In East Africa Learning (Anything) In School?

I attended a discussion where stakeholders in education around the East Africa region and beyond were gathered to discuss a common fear: Were children in East Africa learning in school? Over 20 leaders drawn from learning institutions, publishing firms, research entities and line ministries were joined by their online counterparts from Tanzania, Pakistan and London. The consensus […]


 
 
 

 
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India: Weren’t Planning To Vote In The Elections? This Will Change Your Mind

India is hosting the world’s biggest democratic elections this year, with nearly 100 million newly eligible voters since the last election and about 814.5 million voters in total. India is also filled with a lot of people...
by Priyanka Mogul
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HMS Vengeance returns to HMNB Clyde. Image Source: Thomas McDonald/Flickr

Would An Independent Scotland Terminate Trident?

Helensburgh, like so many small Scottish towns, conveys a sense of calm: viewed from the vantage point of the local’s friendly golf club the picture is quintessentially Scottish with views over Loch Lomond and the Clyde p...
by Matthew Birchall
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Community Radio Empowering Rural Women In Bangladesh

“I want to be a journalist in future and to share knowledge and experience among the community people and same or similar fellows” commented Masing Yee, a young Fellow of the Free Press Unlimited Fellowship for Bangladeshi...
by Tithe Farhana
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International Political Forum

Dependency On Russian Gas Makes The EU Impotent

The crisis in Ukraine has put the EU on high alert not only because of the prospect of war on its border, but also because the conflict between Ukraine and Russia threatens energy security in the rest of the continent as 30 per...
by Jan Vacula
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International Political Forum

Was The US justified In Denying A Visa To Iran’s Ambassador To The UN?

The United States and Iran have had a very difficult relationship since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, but things appeared to be improving when a deal was made between world powers over Iran’s nuclear program in November 201...
by John Haltiwanger
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International Political Forum

UK Officials Restrain And Assault Blind Bisexual Asylum Seeker

A blind bisexual asylum seeker was allegedly assaulted by UK deportation officers at Heathrow airport on Saturday, the 5th of April. Alain Kouayep Tchatchue reportedly fled his native Cameroon, where same-sex acts are punishabl...
by Isabella Grotto
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