Beyond the Tax Intifada: Understanding the Meaning of the Lebanon Protests

After eight days of persistent protests, which brought Lebanon to a standstill, it was about time that the country’s president finally addressed the demonstrators in a televised broadcast. Yesterday, Michel

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The Hard Reality of a Hard Border: Significance of a No-deal Brexit for Northern Ireland

Following the June 2016 referendum, rarely a day has passed when Brexit has not been of central discussion in the news. The referendum was predominately fueled by concerns about immigration,

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From declassification to decriminalization: the long road to LGBT equality in India

In September 2018, LGBT people in India celebrated after the country’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down a colonial-era ban on gay intimacy. This judgment legalized the sex lives of an

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Online, In Line: Cuba’s Internet Liberalisation Only a Small Reason to Celebrate

Last Wednesday, Cuba’s Ministry of Communication announced that as of July 29, business owners and citizens of the island nation will be permitted to set up private Wi-Fi networks within

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Why we should all care about the issue of Poverty Porn

When it comes to charity advertisement we are all too used to the image of the small African child’s big eyes looking up to plead for help. When raising money

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Democracy and Disinformation- Indian Fake News Will Decide World’s Largest Election

The largest democratic undertaking in human history is about to unfold as India’s national elections will take place in seven phases spread over April and May. While voters decide who

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A Cursed Blessing: The Defining Role of Geography in Russian Foreign Policy

A train on the Trans-Siberian Railway departs Moscow, exchanging the sprawling metropolis for woodlands. It snakes through the mighty Urals, cuts across the endless Siberian steppe and winds past Lake

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The Fashionable Turn towards Sustainability – Collective Action on Individuality in the Fashion Industry

It is tough to love our clothes and keep wearing them for longer while we are constantly faced with a tempting array of newness on offer in the shops. But

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The Politics of Loneliness – How Loneliness became a Political Problem

‘”We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.’” Albert Schweitzer The feeling of loneliness is one that every person is familiar with. At some point

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The Dark Side of Vietnam: a Rightless Land

Vietnam has become a country that does not respect freedom of speech, press or political freedom in the least. They keep their population docile by routine intimidation and beatings.

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