History and Heterogeneity: Armenia and Azerbaijan

Image description: excerpt from map showing Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Nagorno-Karabakh, with areas of clash in September coloured red. When the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic on 11th March, many commentators predicted a decrease in war as challenging times changed priorities. Certain surveys have supported this. The ACLED (Armed Conflict Location and Event Data) […]

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Oxford beats Cambridge in QS rankings

In recently published QS rankings for 2019, Oxford University has come first in five subject areas including English Language & Literature, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geography, as well as the broad subject area of Arts and Humanities. This is the highest number of subject firsts in the UK and globally below only Harvard […]

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First Putin, now Xi Jinping: how unlimited power became the ‘in’ thing

If you were to cast your mind back to the finest music of 2002, it’s unlikely that the first thing to come to mind would be a Russian chart topper. That year, a song titled ‘A Man Like Putin”, in which a Russian girl-band sang about how they wanted a man like Vladimir Putin, dominated the Russian charts. Unsurprisingly, it propelled the band to worldwide […]

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