Just Erasmus Things: Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock

  Holly Buckley talks us through the strangeness of arriving home from a year abroad and how to cope with the readjustment. We have all heard of culture shock – that emotional difficulty and stress that comes from moving to a foreign country with different people and different cultures and different everything! It can be very overwhelming at the beginning and it’s important to remember … Continue reading Just Erasmus Things: Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock

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