Author: Neel Ghosh

Impasse Reached As Iran Rejects Talks On Nuclear Deal

Iran has ruled out joining informal talks with the U.S. and EU to revive the nuclear deal agreed in 2015. The U.S. withdrew from the deal in 2018 under President Trump, but newly elected President Joe Biden has expressed a desire to re-engage Iran to commit to limiting its nuclear

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Has The Time For International Action On Climate Change Finally Come?

“Net-zero emissions by 2050” has become an increasingly popular target among industrialised countries, with nations such as the U.K., France, Denmark, and New Zealand passing laws in 2019 to formalise climate targets in accordance with the 2015 Paris agreement. Japan and South Korea followed suit this October, while China, currently

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The Transatlantic Assault On The Rule Of Law

Political leaders in the U.S. and U.K. have made concerning statements in recent days that have indicated a disregard for the rule of law. Trump ally Roger Stone, who had been convicted of lying to congress and witness tampering in the Russia investigating only to have his prison sentence commuted

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India’s New Coal Plans Are A Dangerous Step Backwards On Climate Change

Ancient forests, indigenous people, and vulnerable wildlife are under threat in India as Prime Minister Modi has launched a plan to auction 40 new coal mines to the private sector. The move to open India’s state-owned coal industry to the private sector will significantly increase coal production, wreaking environmental havoc

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Rise In Domestic Violence Worldwide Due To The COVID-19 Pandemic

The UN has described the rise in domestic violence globally seen since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as ‘unprecedented’ and a ‘shadow pandemic’.  Lockdowns implemented in many countries have left women confined and isolated, making it difficult for them to report or escape domestic violence. The added stresses, tensions

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Lessons About Climate Change From The COVID-19 Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic is, without a doubt, the defining event of 2020. Every country in the world has experienced dramatic changes in everyday life and faced one of the worst economic crises in their history. A few months ago, most people considered the idea of lockdown, with its tremendous

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Incidents Of Police Brutality At George Floyd Protests Across U.S.

Large-scale protests have erupted in U.S. cities in recent days, with some resulting in violence between police, protestors, and counter-protestors. The events were catalysed by the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year old man, by police officers in Minneapolis on 25 May. Floyd died after Officer Derek Chauvin knelt

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