Author: Peter Zoltan Barker

Lukashenko Arrests Top Opposition Figures But Demonstrators Remain Defiant

The historic protests witnessed in Belarus’ capital Minsk following the August 16th election were followed swiftly by a brutal crackdown. After initially failing to suppress the demonstrators, the regime’s position appeared to be improving towards the end of last week. Rumours of low morale amongst demonstrators combined with a drop

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Devastating Oil Spill In Mauritius: Is Yemen Next?

A Japanese oil tanker struck a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius on July 25 and has since leaked approximately 1,000 tons of oil, setting back decades of work to restore wildlife surrounding the island. Pravind Jugnauth, the Mauritian Prime Minister, has warned that the ship could well form

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COVID-19 Leaves The Developing World Facing A Sovereign Debt Crisis

Joseph Stiglitz, Noble Prize-winning economist, and Hamid Rashid, Chief of Global Economic Monitoring at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, recently wrote a report detailing the ‘looming’ debt crisis facing 110 of the world’s poorest countries as a result of the economic fallout from the COVID-19 induced

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London’s Love Affair With The Russian Oligarchy Continues

In response to the end of the Cold War and the fall of the USSR, Francis Fukuyama stated famously that it was ‘The End Of History’. This pivotal moment, he believed, would be the beginning of a New World Order, one where the barriers -both physical and diplomatic – would

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