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America vs. North Korea: who really misses out?

The ongoing feud between North Korea and America is not necessarily a recent one. The Kim family has despised America for many ...

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Is this what modern Spanish democracy looks like at its worst?

On 15 March 2011, Arab Spring demonstrators were marching on the streets of Damascus, Syria, for the first time demanding democratic reforms ...

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Catalan referendum: illegal protest or reclaiming a homeland?

Sunday the 1st of October saw Catalans take to the polling stations to vote on whether they wanted to break from Spain and become ...

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America vs. North Korea: who really misses out?

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Is this what modern Spanish democracy looks like

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Catalan referendum: illegal protest or reclaiming a homeland?

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America vs. North Korea: who really misses out?

Two men and a lot of weapons of mass destruction.

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Is this what modern Spanish democracy looks like at its worst?

Where does state-led aggression fit into a liberal democracy?

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Catalan referendum: illegal protest or reclaiming a homeland?

Catalonia holds a referendum to vote on becoming an independent republic. Labelled as ‘illegal’ by the EU and denied by the Spanish Government entirely, the Catalonians are seen as rebellious teenagers of Spain

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America shows its true colours

In the face of racist prejudice from the American public, players and fans of all backgrounds must stand firm in their fight for justice, argues George Flesher

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Failures of the West’s counter-terrorism strategy

The UK could do much more to win the hearts and minds of British Muslims

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The defiance of secession – Catalan independence

A fight for self-determination in the face of insurmountable odds

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Summer 2017 Review: Westeros vs. The West Wing

How the gory, magical escapism of ‘Game of Thrones’ lost out to a White House in chaos

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Don’t call the alt-right losers, call them racists

The worst thing about fascists marching in Virginia is the fact that they are fascists, not that they might have unfulfilling social lives, argues Sam Glover

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Manchester attacks: “I am writing this as a Muslim, a woman, a mother”

Dalal Abbasi, a Muslim mother who studied at the University of Manchester and lived in the city for six years reflects on the Manchester attacks

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The Sikh Kirpan and Italy: Religious freedom or a threat to security?

An Italian court rules against carrying the Kirpan by Sikh men, igniting debate on human rights and religious freedom

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Martin McGuinness: Peace-broker or dealer in death?

The death of Martin McGuinness has prompted questions about the contrast between his IRA ties and his later peaceful actions, and how he should be remembered

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A defence of irony

Elliott Mills witters on for far too long; omnipresent voice Elliot Mills brings us back to a straightened-out meaning of meaning