After two years of internal parliamentary conflict, French MPs passed a controversial law on 7 April which makes paying for sex a criminal offence. First…View More France’s New Prostitution Law: More Problematic Than it Seems
In a sensational combination of power, wealth, and financial secrecy, the now ubiquitous ‘Panama Papers’ revealed a treasure trove of previously inaccessible information about the…View More Barely Legal: The Ethical Implications of the Panama Papers
The story of global commodities cast a dark shadow over much of 2015 and this gloominess looks likely to continue in 2016. The price of…View More Tales from the Bottom of the Barrel: What’s Happening to Oil?
Hunger is, at its root, one of the oldest problems to plague the human race. Currently there are reportedly over 800 million people suffering from…View More Feeding the Hungry: More Harm Than Good?
On 12th September, left-winger Jeremy Corbyn was elected as the Leader of Her Majesty’s Most Loyal Opposition in a move described by Prime Minister David…View More Left out in the cold? What Jeremy Corbyn’s Foreign Policy Would Mean for the UK
In Obama’s address to the 70th meeting of the United Nations general assembly (UNGA), he reminded the member-state delegates, “Nowhere is our commitment to international…View More What was Said (And More Importantly, What Wasn’t) at the 70th UN General Assembly
The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 unleashed a geopolitical trend that has largely held steady into the present day. That is, the United…View More The Year the World Began to Fragment
Time magazine posted an article online in December of 2014 entitled ‘This may have been the best year for women since the dawn of time’.…View More The World’s Women in 2014-15: Knowing the Facts and Acknowledging the Gaps
Jean-Marie Le Pen’s interview with far-right newspaper Rivarol led to the climax of the political fight between him and his daughter, party leader Marine Le…View More Split in the National Front: Mistake Before the Elections?
The passing of Singapore’s founding father Mr Lee Kuan Yew has seen an outpouring of praise and admiration matched with an equal amount of scrutiny…View More Labeling a Legacy
It is well documented that a gap does exist between International Relations and the foreign policy establishment. Nicholas Kristof prominently referred to political science in…View More What Does the Policy-Academia Gap Really Look Like?
Boredom and disillusionment are the familiar starting points in many political conversations today. Especially in the wake of the unsuccessful secession attempt in Scotland last…View More Underdog Overwatch: The Often-Ignored Foreign Policies of Our Rising Parties