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Putin’s pyrrhic victories

This article was originally submitted on the 24th March We’ve seen it all before: notorious, power-mad dictator uses a massive army to brutally invade a smaller neighbour, citing “shared history” and some sort of pan-nationalism – a sorry excuse to justify ensuing horror and atrocities. Given they’re two of the most ruthless, deranged and sick […]

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A Different First Lady

This article was originally uploaded on the 21st March War is an inherently masculine concept. It embodies all the tropes and values that traditional masculinity promotes. War values violence, egos, a lack of compassion, a ‘man up’ attitude. This is often seen in the way war is portrayed in the media, in speeches by (usually […]

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The Accidental Re-birth of the Western Alliance

This article was originally uploaded on the 19th March There are many things Putin probably didn’t anticipate when he mounted his full-scale invasion of Ukraine last month.  One of these is the extent and efficacy of Ukrainian resistance which has turned what he planned would be a swift annexation into a potentially lengthy war of […]

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A shambolic response to the Ukrainian refugee crisis

This article was originally submitted on the 12th March 2022 For the past few weeks, one thing has dominated the news: the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Thousands of people – both soldiers and civilians – have been killed in the conflict so far, with Putin threatening further tragedies. Millions have already been forced to flee […]

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The case against a Ukrainian ‘no-fly zone’

If you want peace, do not prepare for nuclear war Enforcing a no-fly zone over the skies of Ukraine would be the singularly most idiotic action that NATO could undertake in this moment. I woke up one morning recently to see “liberal” journalists coming out gaspingly in favour of this idea. For those drunk on […]

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University of Edinburgh show support for students in Ukraine

After one week since the Russian government began its invasion of Ukraine, there have been significant and growing casualties of soldiers and civilians on both Ukrainian and Russian fronts.  The United Nations have reported that over 600 Ukrainian civilians have died as a result of Russian aggression in Ukraine. Russian troops have shelled military targets […]

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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 about as a response to the University’s silence on the matter, despite Kyiv and Edinburgh being twinned cities for over thirty years.  Speaking to The […]

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Review: Munich: The Edge of War

The events of September 1938 at the Munich conference haunt our political culture. ‘Munich’ has become a buzzword synonymous with the appeasement of tyrants – and so has Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister at the time. Widely condemned by posterity for surrendering the Sudetenland (German-speaking parts of Czechoslovakia) to Adolf Hitler at the Munich conference […]