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Yousef Desouza

Yousef Desouza

Yousef Desouza is a 3rd year BA History student at the LSE. Born and raised in Manchester, he pays close attention to the historical background of current events as this knowledge can lend crucial insights that may be lost in the heat of the 24-hour news cycle.

For most of the past two millennia, China was the world’s dominant economic power. The ancient Silk Road carried oriental goods from the thriving Chinese empire into the Indian subcontinent, …

The recent gubernatorial elections in Venezuela, in which Nicolas Maduro’s ruling Socialist Party unexpectedly won eighteen out of twenty-three state governorships, has promoted yet another salvo of criticism from domestic …

Almost all commentators of conflicts in the Middle East start their investigations by looking back to the 1920s when most of the current borders were drawn after the crumbling of Ottoman …

Two weeks ago, the Kurdistan Regional Government of northern Iraq voted to confirm an independence referendum – a move that the federal government in Baghdad considers to be unconstitutional. The …

Events in Venezuela over the past week have added a new sense of urgency to the long-running crisis of the Maduro regime. In the midst of ever fiercer protests against …