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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Foxconn and Sharp: A Match Made in Heaven?

Foxconn and Sharp: A Match Made in Heaven?

Thursday 24 March 2016 - Charlotte Ng Jane-Ting

The second quarter of 2016 is yet to begin but it seems as if the wedding bells have been called off indefinitely for the harmonious takeover deal between Foxconn and Sharp. Foxconn’s refusal to sign the agreement on the current terms came like a bolt out of the blue as Sharp had previously rejected an […]

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2014: How will it be remembered?

2014: How will it be remembered?

Saturday 21 March 2015 - Egle Kareckaite

2014 may be remembered for various reasons. Perhaps most significantly, it has been a year of political turmoil, both at home and on an international scale. The beginning of autumn witnessed a culmination of the existencial debate in the 307-year-old United Kingdom. Scottish call for independence, dating back to as early as the mid-1800s Home […]

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‘Based on justice and equality’?

‘Based on justice and equality’?

Wednesday 19 November 2014 - Lian Selby

29th October 2014 marked the end of an arduous and emotional four-year battle for Gary Lim and Kenneth Chee, a couple in Singapore who have been together for 17 years. These brave individuals, joined by Tan Eng Hoon, a man arrested in 2010 for allegedly engaging in a homosexual act, spearheaded a historical campaign to […]

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Captain of capsized South Korean ferry faces death penalty

Captain of capsized South Korean ferry faces death penalty

Tuesday 18 November 2014 - Joey Lim

On the morning of the 16th of April, South Korea was struck by its worst ferry disaster since 1970. The MV Sewol was carrying 476 people, along with cargo worth approximately 200 billion Korean won, on its regular route from Incheon to Jeju. Most of the passengers were students from Danwon High School, enjoying a […]

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Life in the secret state of North Korea

Life in the secret state of North Korea

Thursday 13 November 2014 - Victoria Rowley

As one of the most secretive countries in the world, it is hard for an outsider to get a true picture of what life is like for the average North Korean. Coverage of the country’s affairs in international media predominantly focuses on the state’s nuclear ambitions, its frequent scuffles with its southern neighbours, and its […]

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British nationals fighting for ISIS

British nationals fighting for ISIS

Tuesday 28 October 2014 - Alex Harvey

What is ISIS? The rise of the Islamic State continues to grab the headlines as they take control of large amounts of eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq. Its brutal tactics, including mass killings and abductions of members of religious and ethnic minorities, as well as the beheadings of soldiers and journalists, have sparked […]

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The Hong Kong Democracy Debate

The Hong Kong Democracy Debate

Monday 20 October 2014 - Marjorie Kong

As a city that enjoys considerable freedom, Hong Kong is no stranger to protests. However, the most recent protest in Hong Kong became a talking point across the world when the city’s police used unprecedented force to suppress protesters, leading to a furious escalation of events. The general message is clear: the crowd is fighting […]

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Syria and the International Sphere – Is there any hope?

Syria and the International Sphere – Is there any hope?

Wednesday 8 January 2014 - Kesiena Yembra

Horrific scenes of bloody children, obliterated cities and mourning families present a devastating but often commonplace image in world news today. The Middle East has been plagued with revolu- tion, uprising and civil war in recent years as people begin to realise their rights and protest for better treatment and the removal of autocratic leaders. […]

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Politics, “Cypriot” Delight and Fugitives: A Perspective from a Non-Recognised State

Politics, “Cypriot” Delight and Fugitives: A Perspective from a Non-Recognised State

Sunday 8 December 2013 - Freya Claydon

On April 24th 2004 the best chance Cyprus had of reunification was lost. United Nations (UN) Secretary General Kofi Annan’s referendum for the reunification of the island, and thus joint accession to the EU, was ripped to shreds. 76% of Greek Cypriots voted against the proposal, after a calling from Greek Cypriot leaders to reject […]

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