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The Struggle For Peace: Are Treaties Effective In Diminishing The Threat Of Nuclear Violence?

According to the United Nations Office For Disarmament Affairs, nuclear weapons are among some of the most dangerous weapons of mass destruction on earth. Atomic bombs have the ability to obliterate cities, to kill millions, and to destroy the environment in the process. In an effort to end the development of […]

Brexit: Britain’s Modern, Dunkirk-Style Evacuation From Europe?

Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated film ‘Dunkirk’ hit cinemas this week, to widespread critical and popular acclaim. The film plunges viewers into the chaotic race to evacuate the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from northern France in 1940, as the Nazi Blitzkrieg encircles hundreds of thousands of men and the fall of France […]

The Laptop Ban On Flights: A New Tool Of Division

In March 2017 both the U.S. and the U.K. instituted a ban on large electronic devices being taken onto flights as hand luggage on flights coming from a variety of Muslim countries. Whilst phones are still permitted on these flights, larger items, such as Kindles, tablets, and laptops are prohibited […]

Taking Back Mosul: When Is Collateral Damage Justified?

The degree to which collateral damage may be justified by its potential to shorten a conflict and reduce long-term suffering has been questioned throughout history. Last week, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared victory in Mosul. It had been under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria […]

The First Casualty Of War Is Truth

The allegation that modern mainstream media outlets are distributing “fake news” has been recently popularised by Donald Trump, however the imperfections of war reporting date much farther back than the dawn of social media. The imperfections of war reporting is a significant issue because news coverage affects public opinion, which […]