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 […]

The Uncertain Cross-border Implications of the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

Current affairs editor Ronan Keohane discusses the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II in light of the turbulent economic situation and remarks on the polarised nature of online discourses which muffle the complex nature of what she symbolises.   The recent death of Queen Elizabeth II occurred on September 8th 2022 at 18:30 BST in […]

Globalisation beyond the borders of the Global North: The consequences of a fundamentally unfair International order.

Current-Affairs editor Ronan Keohane looks at present-day examples of extreme weather phenomena and addresses the emergence of these climate issues in light of Globalisation and the current International Order.   Globalisation is often regarded in a positive light as it has been generally accredited for unprecedented technological advancements and intellectual enlightenment throughout the world at […]

The humanitarian crisis that no one is talking about: Tigray

Contributing writer Ellen Mary Egan discusses the chronological events leading up to the Tigray humanitarian crisis, the current nature of it and addresses the reasons behind the general lack of awareness of it    The director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has cited the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia as […]