The Geopolitics of Space

Contributing writer Brenn Liddy discusses the way in which space innovation and exploration has become a geopolitical competition and addresses the issue of expenditure in light of other ongoing global issues.   In recent years the space race has once again gathered momentum and is drawing many parallels to the original space race of the […]

Barbie In Orbit

Deputy Editor Lisa Ahern discusses the significance of Barbie going up in space.   The Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforettie makes history by bringing the Barbie doll, which was made to resemble the Commander, in orbit with her in the International Space Station(ISS). Samantha Cristoforettie is the first Female European Commander of the ISS and departed […]

The Race For Space: The Precariousness Surrounding Privatisation

Contributing writer Matthew James Quill addresses the vast array of different risks that the privatisation of space poses and highlights the issues of class privilege which surround this.   “I’m escaping to the one place that hasn’t been corrupted by capitalism: SPACE!”, so echoes the voice of Premier Anatoly Cherdenko as he plans to leave […]

The hidden consequences of the EU anti-deforestation policy on the economically disadvantaged

Ronan Keohane discusses the economic and political consequences anti-deforestation policy approved by the European Council in light of recent events and proposes possible refinements to the policy which would lessen these consequences Ever since the industrial revolution, there has been a large number of ways that humanity has contributed to the degradation of our soils […]

Beyond the walls of the Tbilisi Public Services Hall Building: Georgia trapped in the margins of Russian Expansionism and increasing Western alignment

Current Affairs Editor Ronan Keohane highlights the Georgian political institutions which lie in the centre of a politically liminal Georgia in the face of present day Russian expansionism and plausible EU and NATO membership.   The Public Services hall building in Tbilisi, Georgia (often nicknamed the “Mushroom building” by locals and tourists alike due to […]

The Promise of Mycelium for Ensuring Sustainable Development

Contributing writer Leah Moynihan looks at ways in which mycelium can be used as a replacement for various different environmentally harmful materials in light of the ongoing climate crisis.    Imagine a future where you never have to open a package full of polystyrene again. Imagine a future where our plastics no longer contain crude […]