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US and China… Friends or Foes?

In Stephen Wager on July 7, 2011 at 10:41 am

“Let the dragon sleep, for when she awakes, she will shake the world”. As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, Napoleon Bonaparte’s words appear more and more prophetic, says Stephen Wager. Read the rest of this entry »

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Fair-weather Friends: How the World’s Biggest Polluters are Failing to Support the Victims of Climate Change

In Aidan Quh on January 12, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Aidan Quh writes on the UN Central Emergency Response Fund and the contributions made by some of the world’s biggest polluters.

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FIFA World Cup Vote Scandal

In Peter Storey on December 15, 2010 at 8:56 am

Peter Storey asks “You’re telling me the Pope can sanction condoms and FIFA can’t change their voting system?! ” Read the rest of this entry »

That Cold… War Feeling

In Garreth Matthews on December 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Skirmishes between South Korea and North Korea? Potential Russian intervention? Snow and ice? Must be a cold war, says Garreth Matthews. Read the rest of this entry »

Castro’s Quieter Revolution

In Jonny Roberts on September 18, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Jonny Roberts asks what is Fidel up to at the moment? And how should we direct British foreign policy towards him?

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The ICC’s Hands are Tied

In Stephen Wager on September 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm

LAST week Kenya became the latest country to be placed in the spotlight of the International Criminal Court (ICC) reports Stephen Wager. Read the rest of this entry »

God Save The Queen: She Might Need It!

In Elliot Colburn on August 23, 2010 at 8:21 am

By Elliot Colburn

Queen Elizabeth II could celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, marking 60 years as Queen, and could even surpass Queen Victoria as the longest reigning Queen in world history in September 2015 at the age of 89. However, exactly what will happen after the death or abdication of Queen Elizabeth II is unclear. Read the rest of this entry »

Candid Cameron

In Michael Indian on August 10, 2010 at 10:26 am

By Mike Indian

For any pundit of British politics, August is the time to pack your bags and a good book and head for foreign parts. All is quiet at Westminster and will be until Parliament returns in September. Indeed, for the last few years, this formula has proven itself to be a tried and tested method. Read the rest of this entry »

DEBATE: Are the Olympics a complete waste of money?

In Charlie Edwards, Matt Gardner on July 29, 2010 at 10:13 am

Matt Gardner says YES, Charlie Edwards says NO

Two of Political Promise’s founders go head-to-head on the Olympics. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Australia’s First Sheila Hang On?

In Elliot Colburn on July 18, 2010 at 11:42 am

By Elliot Colburn

Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female Prime Minister, had announced a Federal Election on August 21st. The ALP (Australian Labour Party) unceremoniously ousted its former PM, Kevin Rudd, and replaced him with the somewhat uninspiring Julia Gillard; its popularity has taken a severe blow. The first poll after the election was called shows the ALP on 52% compared to 70% a month ago, and the opposing Liberal Party and coalition parties on 48%. The question many people are asking is if the increasingly unpopular Julia Gillard can hold onto her position as Australia’s first Sheila. Read the rest of this entry »