‘There is no room for compromise’: The Coming War Between the US and China

Image Description: President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping applaud ‘The Thucydides’ Trap refers to the natural, inevitable discombobulation that occurs when a rising power threatens to displace a ruling power… the resulting structural stress makes a violent clash the rule, not the exception’, was American political scientist Graham T. Allison’s definition of his influential […]

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‘Progressive Alliance: Is this Labour’s Only Hope?’

Image Description: Keir Starmer looks confused Despite the multitude of crises engulfing this Conservative government, the Labour Party is facing an existential crisis. Labour is facing a government who, to most political observers, is the most incompetent and corrupt government in modern British Political History. The conservatives have had a horrendous response to the pandemic […]

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Labour Party Conference 2021: Submarine Starmer finally surfaces

Image Description: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer looking out into the distance ‘Opposition: in politics is the party that restrains the government from violent insanity, undercutting its hamstring’ wrote American writer, journalist, and veteran Ambrose Bierce. Sir Keir Starmer’s opposition does not fall under this definition. Starmer’s Labour Party understandably supported the government in the […]

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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 […]

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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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