Author: Cameron Manley

Russia’s Worrying Rhetoric: Troops Deployed At Ukrainian Border

United States., NATO and Ukrainian officials have raised the alarm in recent weeks over what appear to be unusual Russian troop movements towards the Ukrainian border. Russian forces now seem poised to launch an attack on their neighbour, accusations Moscow has rejected as nothing more than fearmongering. The head of

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Islamic State Strengthening Its Foothold In Central Africa

After two suicide bombers detonated explosives in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, at least four people are said to have been killed and more than 30 others injured. The plumes of smoke which clouded the chaos on the 16th of November are now beginning to settle, as jihadist group Islamic

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Where Placards Fail… Personal Responsibility And Climate Change

As talks at COP26 come to a close, a draft deal has been published, committing to ending coal and fossil fuel use, aid to vulnerable nations, as well as a stipulation that all countries submit long-term strategies to reach net-zero carbon emissions by early next year. A final deal, however,

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Developing Countries: The Forgotten Victims Of COVID-19

On Thursday, Britain made the first global move to authorize the use of an antiviral pill to tackle COVID-19 symptoms. The drug, known as molnupiravir and sold by the pharmaceutical company Merck, was shown in clinical trials to reduce the risk of hospitalization and death in high-risk COVID patients by

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Impeding Impunity: Lebanon’s Explosive Politics

Its buildings pockmarked with fresh bullets, Beirut now hangs in a tense state of limbo. Last Wednesday, a demonstration organized by Shia Muslim groups broke into gunfire, killing seven with dozens more injured. The events signal rising tensions that started fourteen months ago by a port explosion, in which a

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N.I. Protocol: More Than Just A Sausage War

Since the 2015 referendum, one of Brexit’s most contentious issues has been the border between Northern Ireland (N.I.) and the Republic of Ireland (RoI). The N.I. protocol has recently stoked a flurry of speeches from U.K. Brexit Secretary Lord Frost, calling for “significant change” with regards to its inefficacy. Hitherto,

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