An interview with General David H. Petraeus

Image description: portrait of General David Petraeus Content warnings: Discussion of warfare, violence, conflict, and terrorist attacks.   Dan Harrison interviews General David H. Petraeus, getting his take on the West’s involvement in Afghanistan and the challenges it poses to the UK’s global role. General Petraeus is an intriguing character. He lives a relentless life, where […]

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Debate – Afghanistan Withdrawal – The Oxford Student

Image Description: A group of American soldiers facing a mountain.  Proposition – Dan Harrison Withdrawing from Afghanistan feels like a shattering setback, but this should not be confused with defeat. Although the West must reflect on its failings, there has been patient and painful accomplishments. As the NGO, Human Rights Watch has outlined, in 2001 […]

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Debate – UK Vaccine passports

Image description: Woman holds up sign stating covid-19 vaccine killed husband. Proposition – Poppy Atkinson-Gibson The government’s announced NHS COVID Pass or vaccine passport which will allow access to crowded indoor settings such as nightclubs, and outdoor events including festivals and spectator sports has sparked fierce debate, with many railing against the introduction of a […]

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‘We were so hungry, we ate our fear’: The uncertain consequences of Cuba’s protests

Image description: Protestors marching in Cuba holding Cuban flags and signs reading “Freedom to Cuba!” On Sunday 11th July, in the town of San Antonio De Las Banos on the outskirts of Havana, historic protests erupted against the Cuban government. In the following days the protests spread throughout the country, with protestors chanting ‘freedom’ and […]

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Looking back and looking forward: an analysis of Biden’s first 100 days in office

Image description: The White House’s southern façade on a clear day. Few presidents have inherited a national situation as unpredictable as that facing Joe Biden, who marked his first one hundred days in office on 29th April. The divisions and political unpredictability of the Trump era still loom large in the United States’ national consciousness. […]

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