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Cultural Appropriation Makes the World a Better Place

Cultural Appropriation Makes the World a Better Place

Nathan Friend June 26, 2017 0

Why is Tikka Masala our national dish? Why do the Chinese read Plato’s ‘Republic’ whilst the Greeks read ‘Tso te Ching’ by Lao Tzu? How come India has a parliament? Why do Russians wear

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The partition of Ireland and Ukraine

The partition of Ireland and Ukraine

Gordon Johnston May 6, 2014 2

Gordon Johnston examines the parallels between Ireland and Ukraine. The crisis in Ukraine deepens with each week that passes, bringing us closer to a global conflict. It is sad that we in the United

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Influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon poses political and demographic risks to Lebanese state

Influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon poses political and demographic risks to Lebanese state

Mesrob Kassemdjian April 24, 2014 1

(Photo of Syrian refugees in Lebanon) Mesrob Kassemdjian reports on Lebanon’s reluctance to assist Syrian refugees. Lebanon has a population of 4.7 million, which presently includes in excess of 960,000 registered Syrian refugees in

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Jordanian regime eager for internal and external security

Jordanian regime eager for internal and external security

Mesrob Kassemdjian April 17, 2014 1

(Photo by Vyacheslav Argenberg) Mesrob Kassemdjian analyses the security situation in Jordan and recent events in Syria. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. The Hashemites have ruled Jordan for four generations,

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The Israeli-Hizbullah Security Dilemma

The Israeli-Hizbullah Security Dilemma

Mesrob Kassemdjian April 11, 2014 3

Mesrob Kassemdjian comments upon the ongoing Israeli-Hizbullah security dilemma. On Monday April 7th, Hizbullah claimed responsibility for an explosion that targeted an Israel Defence Force (IDF) patrol, on March 14. This was inside the

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Minya executions signal Egyptian Courts’ adherence to regime

Minya executions signal Egyptian Courts’ adherence to regime

Mesrob Kassemdjian April 4, 2014 1

Mesrob Kassemdjian considers the adverse effects of the Egyptian state’s hostility to the Muslim Brotherhood. On Monday 24 March, the Egyptian Criminal Court for the Minya municipality sentenced 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood

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Tackling Child Labour in Bangladesh

Tackling Child Labour in Bangladesh

Backbencher January 24, 2014 0

Barrister Nadia Choudhury investigates the causes of (and solutions to) child labour in Bangladesh. Child labour is common in Bangladesh. Employers are eager to hire children as they are vulnerable. For most people, it

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Foreign Affairs News Round Up – 2/1/13

Foreign Affairs News Round Up – 2/1/13

Lee Jenkins January 3, 2013 3

In the early hours of New Year’s Day US Senators agreed a temporary package of tax increases to avert the so called Fiscal Cliff, an automatic raft of spending cuts and tax rises that

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Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 43

Foreign Affairs News Roundup Week 43

Lee Jenkins October 25, 2012 2

Obama and Romney faced off in the final of the three presidential debates, this one focusing on foreign policy. It was arguably the most belligerent of the debates, with both men keenly aware of how

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