Leo Janjgava tells us a bit about the history and the relevance of the French Foreign Legion.
As the world’s population grows, will we be obligated to choose between food and fuel? The controversies of world hunger, climate change and fuel prices…View More Food for Fuel in Africa?
Have you heard the one about the middle income country that has just joined the OECD with a burgeoning, socially-aspirant middle class, a Romney-esque billionaire…View More Chilean Education Protests: A Political Earthquake
The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process has stalled, and arguably, there is no end in sight. Almost a decade after the initial Oslo Accords, there is no…View More Water Scarcity and Resources in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
While the rest of the European Union celebrated the honour of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, the halls of Westminster were conspicuously silent on the…View More Britain: ‘One Nation’ or New European Leader?
The barrage of dubious negative advertisements and seemingly endless political rhetoric that comes around once every four years can only mean one thing for the…View More The False Dichotomy of US Politics
“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?