“A vote to leave would diminish Britain on the world stage” “This referendum could determine the UK’s future role in international affairs” These headlines bring…View More Scotland’s role in the world
When discussing academia, it is almost wholly impossible to leave out the power trio of politics, power, and market sensitivity. The comingling of these three…View More Strike out the Discourse, March Straight to the Facts
David Smith of The Guardian recently described the President of the United States’ use of Twitter as an ‘unrivalled glimpse into [his] id’ – and…View More Healthy Choices
2016 was thought to be a year that shook the world. Actors and actresses and musicians passed away, shootings and police stories of violence were…View More The Globalisation of #MeToo
In the wake of the sarin gas attacks that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out on citizens in the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in…View More Is it justified to strip the Syrian President’s wife of her British citizenship?
Over many weeks, this column has examined extremism in a range of political contexts and parts of the world. Extremist groups that oppose governments exist…View More Cagey: UK Prisons and What You Can’t Say There
As the world watched Donald Trump’s inauguration on 20 January, the UK Department for Work and Pensions quietly announced that a controversial policy would be…View More The complicated relief of the ‘rape rule’
On 27 March, Sir Timothy Barrow, Britain’s Permanent Representative to the European Union (EU), delivered a hand-signed letter by Prime Minister Theresa May to European…View More Hardball: Theresa May, Brexit, and Intelligence Cooperation
Since Donald Trump entered office in January 2017 the rhetoric of terrorism has revolved around ‘radical Islamist terrorism.’ Indeed the president promised to ‘eradicate’ this…View More Right-Wing Terrorism: The Biggest Threat
9/11. 7/7. For most these dates require little explanation. They are forever synonymous with the horrific events they represent; events that sent shockwaves of horror…View More How Britain’s Intelligence Forces Have Managed to Prevent 13 Terror Attacks in Recent Years
It seems safe to say that just about the entire western world is sick and tired of hearing about Milo Yiannopoulos. The alt-right provocateur has…View More Berkeley, Middlebury, Glasgow, and the Death of Free Speech at University
Almost a year ago, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Deutsche Boerse), proposed a merger in order to combine British, German,…View More Has Brexit Killed the LSE’s Latest Merger Attempt?