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Kashmir: Prisoners of the Subcontinent

Kashmir: Prisoners of the Subcontinent

Thursday 20 August 2020 - Muhammad Rabbani

Over the past 70 years, Kashmir has been the stage for the historically tenacious conflict between India and Pakistan – a dramatic performance of micro-aggressions and relentless propaganda against each other. Both countries control significant dividends of Kashmir but have fought three wars to gain each other’s half. This has transformed Kashmir into one of the most […]

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The case of Niloufar Bayani

Monday 17 August 2020 - Words of Maisie Hopkins, edited by Etienne Seymour

PART ONE Niloufar Bayani is an Iranian researcher and conservationist who was arrested in January 2018 whilst conducting field research work in Iran as part of her role with the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF). In October 2018, Ms Bayani and three of her colleagues were indicted with the charge of ‘sowing corruption on earth’, […]

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Staying actively Anti-Racist

Wednesday 1 July 2020 - Etienne Seymour

Black Lives Matter is not a trend, and it cannot afford to simply become one. Here at Advocate we have been taking this time to educate ourselves further, sign petitions, donate, attend protests etc. But most importantly, we have recognised the importance of staying actively anti-racist every day of the week, not just when social […]

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Revolution or Reversal? Erdoğan’s chipping away of Kemalist reformation in Turkey

Revolution or Reversal? Erdoğan’s chipping away of Kemalist reformation in Turkey

Tuesday 11 February 2020 - Charlie Wilkinson

(Written in 2018) In the aftermath of World War One, Kemal Atatürk led a successful campaign during 1920-1922 which broke away from the Ottoman approach, an empire which at its height encompassed central Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia. Seeing as the Kemalist Revolution marked the end of one of the longest lasting Empires in […]

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Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right – Here I am stuck in the middle with EU

Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right – Here I am stuck in the middle with EU

Tuesday 6 March 2018 - Callum Mansfield

On Sunday the 11th of February, Anna Soubry and Chuka Umunna, the co-chairs of the All-Party Group on EU Relations and two of Remain’s loudest voices, did a joint interview on the Andrew Marr Show. During the interview Marr made an interesting observation, “you are closer to each other politically, you (Anna Soubry) are closer […]

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The Putin Paradox: Order at Home, Chaos Abroad

The Putin Paradox: Order at Home, Chaos Abroad

Saturday 3 March 2018 - Samuel Edgington

  There is a paradox at the heart of Vladimir Putin’s rule. For many Russians he is the ‘law and order’ candidate; a leader who promotes family values, a stable economy, Orthodox Christianity and resolve in the face of terrorism. For many outside Russia, however, he is seen as promoting chaos whether that be in […]

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Jerusalem and the New U.S.-Israeli ‘Special Relationship’

Jerusalem and the New U.S.-Israeli ‘Special Relationship’

Friday 9 February 2018 - Jinal Tailor

                                                                             In December, the world saw a seismic announcement from US President Donald Trump. He declared Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, a highly contentious statement given that Jerusalem is the focal point of three religions. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all have major sacred sites in Jerusalem, so by proclaiming Jerusalem to be […]

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Out on the street with nothing to eat?

Out on the street with nothing to eat?

Monday 13 November 2017 - Georgia Kelsey

Should it even be legal? What gets your blood boiling? We all have a moment where we see a news headline which makes us so angry that we see red. Why does the government allow such things to happen? Can such a law even exist? Let it out and tell us about the legal issues […]

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Strike back: is punching Nazis acceptable?

Strike back: is punching Nazis acceptable?

Wednesday 8 November 2017 - Sam Edgington

In January this year, a debate was opened when a video of Richard Spencer, a prominent American Nazi, being punched in the face by an anti-fascist protester went viral. While few felt sympathy for Spencer, a man who has called for “peaceful ethnic cleansing” and whose movement has been associated with sending strobe lighting to […]

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Fighting For Diversity in the Legal Profession

Fighting For Diversity in the Legal Profession

Thursday 2 November 2017 - Aleksander Kalisz

Current law firm statistics at partner level paint a bleak picture of diversity in the legal profession. At BLP, Britain’s ‘most’ diverse law firm, only 16% of their partners are from BME backgrounds, whilst the majority of commercial firms hover around the 4% mark. Gender and ethnic diversity remain problematic. However, there is a good […]

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