Martial Law Imposed in Ukraine as Tensions with Russia Increase Once More
The latest and most significant upscale of tensions between the Ukraine and Russia has had such major repercussions around the Ukraine that President Peter Poroshenko has imposed Marshall Law on the streets of his country.
Why Hilary Clinton's Comments on Immigration Show the Weaknesses of the Centre Left
Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hilary Clinton this week suggested a plan for Europe to prevent the rise of right wing populists; by essentially taking a leaf out of their book.
Brexit Secretary 3.0: Who Is Next to Sip from the Most Poisoned Chalice in British Politics?
The role of Brexit secretary is perhaps the most talked about position in European politics these days. Stephen Barclay is the third MP to be given the seemingly impossible task of leading the UK into a reasonable deal with the EU. It’s hard to argue that he doesn’t have his hands tied.
Why the UK and US Have Yemeni Blood on Their Hands
The conflict in the Arab nation of Yemen has raged for over three years and cost thousands of lives. It has also been a root cause of one of the world’s largest ever man-made famines, affecting over 12 million people. So why have we heard so little of it on the news in the West until very recently? And why have most of the wealthier nations on the planet seemingly turned their back on Yemen?
First Glimpse of Brexit Deal Could Be Nail in Theresa's Coffin
There was a significant breakthrough was made in the UK’s Brexit divorce deal on Wednesday with the news that a draft of the agreement has been completed. The 500 page document was presented to Theresa May’s cabinet in a lock-in session on Wednesday night. It could turn out to be a huge day for the country but the reaction from many in her own party suggests it could well be the beginning of the end for the Prime Minister.
Armistice 100: Why War Is a Seemingly Irreplaceable Part of Our Species
Today marks exactly a century since the end of the First World War. In Ferdinand Foch's railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne, about 37 miles (60 km) north of Paris, the bloodiest conflict in human history was signed away into the history books. An estimated 40 million people, military and civilians, were killed or wounded in the conflict which was said to be the "war to end all wars." The damage to human life and the European landscape should surely have justified this, yet a century on and humans are still as destructive as it was in 1914.
The Media in the Vietnam War
The Vietnam War is often referred to as the first televised war. Never had so many journalists been on the ground in a hostile nation. Before Vietnam journalists were viewed as propaganda weapons for military powers to feed through selective updates of a conflict; however, by the time it was over the use of the media in war had changed almost completely.
Brazil Election 2018: A Swing Across the Political Spectrum for the South American Nation
Brazil is a culturally and socially diverse nation which has as colourful a history as any other country on the planet. It is also in the midst of a highly significant election which could see all of its recent social and economic problems appear almost obsolete.