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David Cameron threatens Humza Yousaf over meeting with Turkish President Erdogan 

Foreign Secretary David Cameron has threatened to withdraw Scottish Foreign Office support after First Minister Humza Yousaf met with the Turkish president without UK officials present. Yousaf met with Turkey’s…

We failed as a species by letting Henry Kissinger retire with grace

For someone who played a major role in shaping the world we live in today, the death of Henry Kissinger this week passed with relatively little fanfare. The former US…

“When I said I would stop the boats, I meant it.” – PM determined to go through with Rwanda plan, despite Supreme Court ruling

On 15 November, the UK Supreme Court unanimously ruled the government’s scheme to send refugees to Rwanda as unlawful. The Supreme Court pointed out the risk of asylum seekers being…

The Borgen Project – Towards a Humanitarian Approach to Global Challenges

Poverty reduction and increased human security are the overarching objectives of most international efforts, notably Peacekeeping operations and Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration (DDR) programmes. Recently, the intent of these programmes has…

Stateless: what does Shamima Begum’s case mean for ethnic British citizens

Shamima Begum is one of the three girls from Bethnal Green who was taken out of Britain by a Canadian Spy to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) in 2015.…

“Finders, keepers, shut up!” – Britain and the Chagos Islands

On the 14th of February, Mauritian officials raised the flag of Mauritius on the atoll of Pero Banhos. This atoll is part of a larger chain known as the Chagos…

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death is not simply the end of ISIS

On Sunday 27 October, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, was confirmed dead following a US raid, the video of which was later widely shared. This has, understandably, led…

Trump’s bizarre decision on Syria shows his lack of international leadership

Firstly, let’s preface this discussion with a brief analysis of the American president. Throughout history, the revolving door of Republican and Democratic presidents has never failed to cause controversy, possibly…