Katie James

The Conservatives And DUP: How Would A Deal Between The Two Parties Affect The Good Friday Agreement?

On Thursday, June 8th, 2017, citizens of the UK took to the polls yet again in an early election called by Prime Minister Theresa May in an effort to increase her majority before the beginning of the Brexit negotiations with Europe. However despite predictions of the Conservatives increasing their majority by as […]

Trump Pulls U.S. Out Of The Paris Accord

President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will be pulling out of the Paris Accord on climate change to “put American workers first.” The Paris Climate Agreement, reached in 2015, largely credited to the role of former U.S. President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China, was […]

Israeli-Palestine Conflict: Trump Meets Palestinian Leader At White House

President Trump is due to meet Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority President this week at the White House. This is the first time the pair have met and follows Trump’s meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in February. Trump has ambitious plans for resolving the Israeli-Palestine conflict and […]

Crossing The Line: The International Community’s Approach To Syria

On the 4th of April, reports began to arrive of a suspected major chemical weapons attack in Syria. It was reported from observers, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, pro-opposition group Edlib Media Center, and many mainstream media platforms across the world. Military planes were reported to have carried […]

A UN Conference On Nuclear Disarmament Without The Nuclear States

This week the UN Conference to “Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards Their Total Elimination” took place at the UN Headquarters in New York. The location is particularly poignant as the US has the largest nuclear weapon arsenal in the world and a president with […]

A War Within A War: Why Does The Civil War In Syria Continue?

The Syrian civil war has entered a stage of normalcy. The conflict, now into its sixth year of bloodshed, is a consistent feature of our nightly news programmes, newsfeeds, and Twitter timelines, though only now a major item when something particularly atrocious occurs. Yesterday, however, brought some tentative positive news […]