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How is the West handling Iran’s nuclear ambitions?

How is the West handling Iran’s nuclear ambitions?

Since Iran’s nuclear programme was exposed in 2002, Western powers have expressed grave concerns over the development of nuclear weapons in the country. For Western diplomats, cooperating with Iran has been difficult, to say the very [read more]

Pegida’s first UK march: frightening consequences for British unity?

Pegida’s first UK march: frightening consequences for British unity?

The Germany-based, right-wing group Pegida (Patriotic Europeans against the Islamification of the West) held its first UK protest on Saturday 28th February, striking up worry and ridicule alike from the general public in the run up to the [read more]

Putin’s reign of terror: the Kremlin’s bid to kill the opposition

Putin’s reign of terror: the Kremlin’s bid to kill the opposition

On the day of the anti-government march that he was due to lead, all eyes remain on Russia following the killing of former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov. Across the world political figures, activists and mourners urge Russia to [read more]

Nemtsov murder: its possible impact on Russo-Western tensions

Nemtsov murder: its possible impact on Russo-Western tensions

The circumstances of Boris Nemtsov’s death look, at best, incredibly coincidental and at worst, unbelievably suspicious. Days before an anti-government protest, one of Vladimir Putin’s biggest critics is gunned down in brutal fashion [read more]

Legalising cannabis: its possible impact and consequences

Legalising cannabis: its possible impact and consequences

Support for the legalisation of cannabis in the UK has been increasing, with a spate of celebrities and politicians adding their voice to campaigns calling for the manufacture, sale and use of the drug to be decriminalised. The Guardian [read more]

Gas pipelines: can the EU survive without Russian supplies?‏

Gas pipelines: can the EU survive without Russian supplies?‏

Russian energy company, Gazprom, has given Ukraine two days to pay outstanding debts or face a cut-off in gas supply.  Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said: “The supply of gas to Ukraine at the ordered amount will result in a full stop of [read more]

Are Londoners being forced out of the capital in favour of profit?

Are Londoners being forced out of the capital in favour of profit?

The miracle of gentrification: it fills areas once deemed as undesirable with trendy bars and all rejoice as Time Out crown a new alternative part of London that simply must be discovered. But as the cultured elite sip on over-priced [read more]

Surveillance powers: should the police have right of access to journalists’ files?

Surveillance powers: should the police have right of access to journalists’ files?

In a year that has already seen press freedom challenged from all sides, controversy has now surrounded the right of authorities to access journalists’ sources. David Cameron has accepted recommendations for police to require “judicial [read more]

WhatsApp for votes: a new way to change voter apathy?

WhatsApp for votes: a new way to change voter apathy?

Politicians in Spain have taken a huge step in campaigner-voter relations: Borja Gutiérrez Iglesias, mayor of Brunete, a small town near Madrid, has given his phone number to the 10,000 strong population of the town. The people of Brunete [read more]

Benefits of migration in the UK health sector

Benefits of migration in the UK health sector

An economics expert has claimed that without migration into the UK, the NHS would be in “dire straits”. While it’s hard to judge whether the UK economy in general benefits or suffers from the estimated net migration of 243,000, a [read more]

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