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Sexism and politics: The troubling trend

For the past few weeks, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard who served as Australia’s first (and so far,...

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Shocking counter-terrorism report: Art and Terror

Dmitry Tamoikin TAMOIKIN ART FUND Counter-Terrorism Report Is Art Financing Terrorism? wakeup call to authorities worldwide  2011 – 2015...

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Wikileaks: US’ 10-year spying policy spooks French industry

‘Like a mammoth vacuum cleaner in the sky, the National Security Agency (NSA) sucks it all up: fax, home...

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Shocking counter-terrorism report: Art and Terror

Dmitry Tamoikin TAMOIKIN ART FUND Counter-Terrorism Report Is Art Financing Terrorism? wakeup call to authorities worldwide  2011 – 2015 Art and...

by - 03/07/2015

China 2015: The barbarism of the Yulin Festival

The Yulin Festival has been practiced for decades, yet it has only recently come into public light due to the shocking...

by - 23/06/2015

Ramadan is here! And these are the top 6 things you should know

Ramadan is finally here. And as you will hear about it on a daily basis, or read about it online, there...

by - 22/06/2015

Unremarkable Transactions: How Art Funds Terrorism

On an undocumented sofa, watching footage of ISIS militants taking jackhammers to hand and gleefully dismembering the artistic heritage of Mosul...

by - 19/06/2015

ESRC’s new fellows: Promoting knowledge and debate

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has announced four new Constitutional Change Knowledge Exchange (KE) Leadership Fellows. The fellows will...

by - 22/06/2015

Foster an entrepreneurial mindset in youth for a better economy

Several studies in the past have highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship in driving a country’s economy forward. Entrepreneurs are regarded as...

by - 28/05/2015

LIVE: UK 2015 General Election Coverage

70% of young people are now registered to vote. With the poll’s opening today will we see the biggest youth turn...

by - 07/05/2015

The Wish of Migrant Children in China

When the semester began, Liu Chan, a migrant child in Beijing, pleaded with his teacher, ‘my grandfather could not pay the...

by - 24/04/2015

Young Voters: Your future depends on staying politically active

Six in ten young voters turned out to the polling stations this May, but it is important that youth involvement in...

by - 26/05/2015

Casting Director, Pippa Ailion: What it takes to succeed in the West End World

Pippa Ailion has cast over 135 productions internationally, including the West End hits Wicked, Billy Elliot, The Lion King and The...

by - 28/04/2015

Green Candidate Mark Stevenson: ‘If opportunities aren’t being given to you, fight for them!’

Mark Stevenson is the Green Party’s parliamentary candidate for Henley, Oxfordshire. This is his fourth term running in Henley. He also...

by - 22/04/2015

The Murky World of the Art Industry: Interview Exclusive with Dmitry Tamoikin

This February, leading Swiss art broker and billionaire, Yves Bouvier, was arrested in Monaco, accused of overpricing artworks, fraud, and complicity...

by - 20/04/2015

Avoiding Conflict Minerals: Securing the Future of the Congolese Youth

The civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been fought since 1994, when Hutu rebels crossed the border from...

by - 02/07/2015

Nigeria bans Female Genital Mutilation, but It’s not over yet

On the 5th of May, Goodluck Jonathon prohibited the circumcision of women in Nigeria in his final act as President. The...

by - 08/06/2015

Xenophobia: South Africa’s Economic Downfall?

On closing his speech at a gathering of remembrance for the lives lost in the xenophobic riots in May 2008, the...

by - 28/04/2015

Film Review: Stories of Our Lives – A Courageous Feat of Beauty

Stories of Our Lives is a triumph of Kenyan cinema. The film was made by the NEST Collective, an art collective in...

by - 09/04/2015

India’s beef ban is about politics, not religion

It’s regrettable to say that such bans are nowadays more for political considerations than anything else. For instance, in Maharashtra there...

by - 29/06/2015

China 2015: The barbarism of the Yulin Festival

The Yulin Festival has been practiced for decades, yet it has only recently come into public light due to the shocking...

by - 23/06/2015

India: tackling pollution by turning rice waste into a boon

Plumes of smoke arising from the fields is a common sight in Punjab and northern Haryana (India) during rice harvesting season....

by - 17/06/2015

China’s military ambitions unsettle its Asian neighbours

As tensions in Asia-Pacific increase, the Chinese government has published a white paper on its military strategy in the region which...

by - 15/06/2015

Italy’s Jobs Act: Too much optimism and not enough action

After a long period of gestation, the  package of comprehensive labour reforms put forward by Matteo Renzi, leader of the centre-left Partito...

by - 18/06/2015 -

Iceland: The great exemplary in people power

Regardless of which side you chose, there cannot have been many happenings in recent political memory more heartening than the Scottish...

by - 17/06/2015

Protests and Lipstick: A response to the phone-tapping scandal in Macedonia

Since emerging from the disintegration of Yugoslavia relatively unscathed, tensions within the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (or FYROM, a disambiguation...

by - 09/06/2015

Film Review: Exploring the aesthetic importance of A Woman is a Woman

Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman Is a Woman (1961) opens like a grand theatre production, as us, the audience, are sat surrounded...

by - 09/06/2015

Obama Was Not Wrong to Use the N-Word

This week, Barack Obama shook America with his use of the contentious term n****r when conducting an interview for WTF Podcast....

by - 26/06/2015

Make no mistake: Dylann Roof is a white terrorist

Dylann Roof’s massacre of 9 black men and women in Charleston must be acknowledged for what it is – a terrorist act...

by - 23/06/2015

US: The Freedom Act won’t curb mass spying

The USA Patriot Act’s expiry has led to reforms on the use of counter-terrorism techniques that were first enacted in the...

by - 12/06/2015

2015’s GCI Model United Nations High School Conference

After months of preparation and excitement, 1,600 students from 20 countries and 16 U.S. states attended on May 15th and 16th,...

by - 27/05/2015

Colombia and FARC peace talks: Just a Farce?

While conflicts continue to take place involving al-Qaeda, Israel and Palestine, and various others, it looks as if the world could...

by - 27/11/2014

Whither democracy? The effectiveness of term limits

Soon after my article about the ambiguous stance in Ecuador towards human rights was published, President Rafael Correa and his ruling...

by - 06/10/2014

The World Cup’s Toxic Legacy in Brazil

If you ask any Brazilian what they thought of the 2014 World Cup, the answer will most definitely be the same:...

by - 22/09/2014

Colombia: Out but not down

Until the World Cup the word ‘Colombia’ would probably have invoked ideas of either a prestigious university in New York City...

by - 28/07/2014