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“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 Islands or, for the more reactionary among you, the British Indian Ocean Territory.  Let’s be honest, you’ve never heard of them. I’ll bring you up […]

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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 to much celebration within political circles (including the usual selfcongratulation from Trump), and, worryingly, some feting this as the true end of ISIS as a […]

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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 never more so than in the case of Donald Trump. Jumping through the psychoanalytic rabbit hole, the man is a walking ‘id’; a man whose […]