“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”: these are the words uttered proudly by French citizens when asked about French values. While France advocates such strong values, it comes…View More Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité… unless you are Gay
The Arctic is under siege. Global warming is causing record melting of polar sea ice and thus the Arctic Ocean is becoming increasingly accessible to…View More The Scramble for the Arctic
On 27th June 1389, the eve of the most significant battle to the Serbian nationalist psyche, a Serbian prince was faced with a choice: to…View More Ancient Narratives and Modern Conflicts
Exclusive Interview: Lina Paola Malagon on the FARC and Colombia After 50 years of brutal armed conflict, peace is on the horizon in Colombia. I…View More Exclusive Interview: Lina Paola Malagon on the FARC and Colombia
In the shadow of potential Scottish independence, the citizens of Uganda had the opportunity to celebrate the nation’s Golden Jubilee. This marked Uganda’s 50 years…View More Uganda’s Golden Jubilee
MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières), commonly referred to as Doctors without Borders, is a highly respected, politically independent, humanitarian aid organisation. It is admired for its…View More Part of the Problem or the Solution? MSF in Libya
The “dormant volcano” provides an excellent analogy for the unresolved geopolitical dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. This protracted…View More Nagorno-Karabakh: A Sleeping Volcano about to Erupt?
If a grenade is thrown at American forces that resulted in a fatality, is it an act of terror or an act of war? If…View More Guantanamo’s Child: How Accountable is Omar Khadr?
Colombia has probably been one of the most stigmatized countries in the world because of its reputation for excessive violence, organized crime, and illicit drug…View More The Lost Dream of Triumph (for the FARC)
With nearly 1 million Rohingya living in Burma without citizenship, they make up one of the largest groups of stateless people in Asia and their…View More The Plight of the Rohingya Minority in Burma
In my Arabic 1001 class, we learned how to say our nationalities. When one of the Americans in the class accidentally claimed ‘I am America’,…View More Bridging the Partisan Divide Abroad
On 1 October, Kenyan, Somali, and tribal forces advanced into the centre of Kismayo, al-Shabaab’s last major stronghold. The operation, under the banner of the…View More Kenya’s Battle for Somalia