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Russian Energy Dependence: The Buck stops here

This article was originally published in print on the 23rd March In the wake of the tragic invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, many are trying to figure out why exactly this is happening. What is Putin’s goal here? What could he stand to gain from an attack on an independent nation that he surely […]

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ICC begins investigating Israeli and Palestinian war crimes

On Friday 5 February, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it will begin investigating allegations of war crimes committed by both Israeli and Palestinian actors in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced serious opposition to the investigation but has no legal basis for his displeasure given that […]

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Prosecution limits for Veterans : a crime is still a crime

In a world that is ever more polarised, among the idealistic there is a certain hope that some concepts will always be considered universal. In a world where Trump will most likely be acquitted for a crime of office, they hope that some crimes will always be prosecuted, that justice will be served in a […]

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Ignoring Russian voices is an obstacle to peace in Syria

Although much satirised and reviled, The Guardian’s Opinion section last week trumped itself by gaining the curious accolade of playing host to a defence of war. The publication’s decision to publish an article by Russia’s Ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, in which he defended Russia’s intervention in Syria, was almost immediately lambasted by commentator […]