‘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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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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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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Bobi Wine- Uganda’s popstar politician

Image description: Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu with his bodyguard Frank Senteza aka Frank during campaigning. Frank is wearing a red top with a picture of Robert, they both have a fist raised. Uganda’s January elections saw Bobi Wine, a musician who gained political credibility and a loyal following through his pop career, challenge President Yoweri Museveni, […]

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