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The timing could not have been worse. On 26 January, police searched the office of the Portuguese finance minister Mario Centeno – only two weeks after he had officially assumed the presidency of the Eurogroup. He …

The camaraderie between India and its Middle Eastern neighbours is growing at a rapid pace. It is widely known that India PM Modi’s visits to the Gulf states of Qatar and United Arab …

In 1959, John F. Kennedy wrote that TV will be “abused by demagogues, by appeals to emotion and prejudice and ignorance”. A year later, he became president thanks in part to his performances …

At the close of 2017, it was estimated that one in every 200 people across England were homeless or living in inadequate housing conditions. On my walk each morning into LSE I lose …

Asia

In his essay Politics and the English Language, George Orwell diagnosed the problem of Modern English as the following: “It becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the …

With nearly 900 million monthly users, China’s powerhouse super app – WeChat (微信)– has access to an unprecedented amount of social, financial, political, and personal data. Since its government-backed conception in …

“I cannot stay silent and I cannot live while the remnants of the Polish Jewry are dying.” – Szmul Zygielbojm, 1943 According to the Genocide Convention, genocide means “acts committed …

Europe

At the centre of London lies a paradox. The world’s financial capital is the centre of a monetary union to which it does not belong. Much of the business done …

The international agenda was quite intense for the French president in his very first months in office. A NATO summit, the G7, bilateral meetings with foreign state leaders at home …

The man finishes off his speech with a rebellious call: “For today, long live the Republic! For tomorrow, long live the left!” What he did not mean: long live the …

Middle East

The recent unrest in Iran during the first few days of this new year makes one marvel at the courage of a people who continue to march in the streets …

Since 2001, the price of the war in Afghanistan has been steep: over $1 trillion spent and 20,000 US military casualties, not to mention the tens of thousands of Afghans …

“If you choose the status quo, millions of Yemeni children will die. This may seem dramatic, but watching a child starve to death is dramatic.” Iona Craig speaking in Parliament …

Americas

Among commentators on Korean politics, there is a renowned saying that “the conservatives are ruined by corruption, yet the progressives are ruined by dissolution.” While this usually applies to politics, endless …

In March 2014, a young woman suffering from abdominal pains went to hospital in San Miguel, capital of Tucumán province in the northwest of Argentina. The 25-year-old, who became known …

On the night of 14 December 1977, Esther Careaga was thrown from the Skyvan PA-51 plane with 11 other civilians. Esther’s mother, with the help of the ‘Mothers of the …

Africa

2011 was supposed to be the starting point of a new hope in the Arab world, starting in Tunisia on 14 January when President Ben Ali decided to give up his …

Finally. The change in leadership the people of Zimbabwe have craved for decades is almost here. Strongman Robert Mugabe heads for the exit after nearly four decades in power, apparently …

In the Nuba Mountains, a people hold out against genocide.  An unreported war rages in the south of Sudan. In the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan province, the black African …
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