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Ukraine tributes torn down outside Russian consulate in Edinburgh

As hundreds of people gathered outside the Russian consulate building on Melville Terrace to mark two years since Russia invaded Ukraine, onlookers watched as two unidentified individuals emerged from a…

“I don’t want to kill people and I don’t want to die”: Do students need to worry about conscription?

Fears that the world has entered the early stages of a global conflict have sparked debate over the potential reintroduction of conscription in the United Kingdom. Speaking to the BBC’s…

The art world’s anti-war message

Bob and Roberta Smith’s emphatic 1997 painting reads “MAKE ART NOT WAR.” But what about making art about war? With the wars and violence taking place across the world right…

Economic sanctions are immoral and ineffective

Recent events in Ukraine and Gaza have raised debates over the role of countries, in particular the ‘Great Powers,’ in conflicts around the world and what they can do to…

Citizenship should be permanent

Although I was certainly inspired by the ruling that Shamima Begum should not be given her citizenship back, this isn’t an article about her, or her guilt. I don’t think…

The War in Ukraine: One Year One

On the 24th of February 2022 belligerent Russian forces advanced towards Kyiv in an attempt to seize Ukraine. The US offered Volodymyr Zelensky a plane out of the country. However,…

“Don’t panic, the war has started.”

When I woke up on the morning of Feb. 24, 2022, and saw my homescreen flooded with notifications, I knew. Three days earlier, when Russian President Vladimir Putin made a…

Fringe 2022: 9 Circles Review

9 Circles is a psychological thriller and character study, exploring themes of soldiers’ personal responsibility for their wartime actions, and the immorality of war itself. It follows the character of…