China’s Chequebook Diplomacy

  Ben Ryan, having spent time in Malawi, draws from personal observation and global patterns in Chinese foreign investment to illustrate the diplomatic favour the state is currently inspiring with financial aid. The United States has retired into isolationism from being the world’s most overzealous policeman and now, China has begun to fill the void. The US and other nations have long been unwilling to … Continue reading China’s Chequebook Diplomacy

Trigger Happy – Gun Culture in Trump’s America

In the aftermath of recent mass shootings in the US, Maeve McTaggart explores why America is still holding onto guns. A painting of George Washington, a Founding Father of the United States, belittled the nation’s 45th President as he delivered a press conference before the portrait on Monday August 5th. “My fellow Americans, this morning, [we are] overcome with shock, horror, and sorrow,” he said, … Continue reading Trigger Happy – Gun Culture in Trump’s America

What can the law do for climate change?

Colombia should be an example for us all to follow The legal institution throughout the ages is known to protect capitalism’s fundamental interest; access to raw materials. As these raw materials are being consumed, more and more harmful emissions are released into the atmosphere in what is known as the ‘greenhouse effect’. Law insists on greater legitimacy of private ownership rights, which provide a legal … Continue reading What can the law do for climate change?

Blue, White, and Yellow? The Yellow Vests Explained

You have more than likely seen the photographs online. Streets, flooded in a torrent of yellow. Hundreds of thousands of people marching through clouds of tear gas. Vandalised monuments and injured citizens. A government that was at one stage on the brisk of collapse and a population whose anger does not seem to decline. How did we get to this point? It all began with … Continue reading Blue, White, and Yellow? The Yellow Vests Explained

The Pittsburgh Massacre: A Symptom of Trump’s Diseased America

There aren’t many who are familiar with the shooting of Neal S. Rosenblum, a 24-year-old Rabbinical student who died after being shot five times on his way home from evening prayer in 1986. Two years passed without any suspects in his murder until a cellmate of a man called Steven M. Tielsch came forward, revealing that Tielsch had been bragging about killing a Jew. It … Continue reading The Pittsburgh Massacre: A Symptom of Trump’s Diseased America

What Happened to Venezuela?

In the two year period from the beginning of 2016 to the end of 2017, three Venezuelan Universities undertook surveys of living conditions in the country. These ENCOVI studies (as they’re known in Spanish) returned dismal results. Through 2016 75% of the population lost 8kg due to inadequate nutrition. Results merely worsened the following year with citizens, 90% of whom were now living in poverty, … Continue reading What Happened to Venezuela?