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Will tanks change the course of the war in Ukraine?

The US and Germany agreed late last month to send main battle tanks to Ukraine, marking a watershed moment in NATO’s efforts to support Ukraine against the Russian invasion. The…

Russia’s Forced Referendums: An Illusion of Democracy

In the UK, referendums are a pillar of our representative democracy. However, in occupied areas of Ukraine, ‘referendums’ are a dangerous ploy from Russia to not only validate their annexation…

The art of virtue signalling

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March The BAFTAs last Sunday were a glittering celebration of British art and culture, a place where actors, singers, and…

Zelenskyy: A True Servant of the People

Opinion Editor Callum Devereux discusses the transformation of Volodymyr Zelensky from clown to commander-in-chief and how he has maintained his authenticity in the face of the Russian invasion.

University “reviewing its relationships” with Russia 

This article was originally submitted on the 23rd March In an email to students last Monday, the principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Peter Mathieson, condemned the…

Racism at the Ukrainian Border: A reminder that racism doesn’t pause in times of war

Picture this: your country has been invaded because the leader of the neighbouring country feels threatened by democracy. So, you decide to flee your home, the town you grew up…

Volodymyr Zelenskyy: from comedian to war-time leader

In recent days, the world has been in awe of Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Ukrainian president has risen among the rubble of his invaded country – which he refuses to flee…

Peaceful protest at Bristo Square in support of Ukraine

Last Friday afternoon, on March 4, students flocked to Bristo Square to show their support for the Ukrainian people at a non-political rally for peace and unity. The demonstration came…