El Niño, the pattern of oceanic warming in the Pacific that brings with it tumultuous, destabilising weather systems, has struck once more. Unprecedented flooding in…View More El Niño and Ethiopia: Beyond a Humanitarian Crisis
Images were recently circulated on social media of paintings on cigarette cards from the year 1900 that imagined life in the year 2000. Some of…View More Visions of the Future: a Look at the Sustainable Development Goals
Earlier this month, the British outpost of women’s lifestyle magazine Elle released a video showing the juxtaposition of scenes from the entertainment industry, politics, sports,…View More Search for Next UN Secretary-General Brings Gender Issues to Fore
When Royal Dutch Shell announced 27 September that they were to abandon their inaugural foray in search of oil and gas in the Alaskan Arctic,…View More An Icy Welcome: The Future of Oil Exploration in the Arctic
As of 4 October, 2015 the World Bank has announced that the percentage of the world’s population living in extreme poverty (defined as less than…View More How Powerful is One Statistic?
More than 200 human rights lawyers and activists in China have been targeted, detained for questioning or reported missing since a nationwide crackdown by the…View More Through the Looking Glass: Human Rights
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech to the United Nations 28 September was, in many ways, both a triumph for his regime and vindication of his…View More Rapprochement with Assad
Since time immemorial we have looked to the skies in wonder: ancient civilisations saw their heroes in the stars above and, at last, in the…View More The Final Frontier: A Story of Private Companies, New Players, and Cooperation
The role of the Pope is undoubtedly unique in world politics. No world leader can claim the same blend of political and spiritual leadership, nor…View More The New Popes
The Obama administration renewed its commitment to fighting wildlife trafficking when it announced on the 11th of February that it would pledge the work of…View More Obama Renews Commitment to Quell Wildlife Trafficking, but is it enough?
Dear all, First, thank you for your unwavering support and readership of the St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review. Our readers make all that we do…View More Happening now at the Foreign Affairs Review
As separatists in Eastern Ukraine hoist new Donetsk Republic flags over captured government buildings, Russia masses 40,000 troops along the Ukrainian border, and the Ukrainian…View More Neither War Nor Peace