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Colombia’s battle with heritage

Both national and international bodies hope to bring a close to the violent disturbances in Colombia which threaten peace across South America. However, is Colombia’s anger aimed at it’s irredeemable history, and can it be reclaimed by modern Colombians?

The irritable necessity of muckraking journalism

The free press can often overstep their boundaries to needlessly investigate people’s lives, with the News of the World embodying everything that is distasteful and dangerous about a truly unaccountable press. Despite the consequences of that liberty though, David Evans argues that the press should be protected, warts and all.

Edmund Burke and the origins of modern conservatism

Conservatism’s influence on the Western world has been obvious over the past few decades, but it can be difficult to discover the ideology’s oldest roots. David Evans studies Edmund Burke’s legacy to understand why he is often penned as ‘the father of modern conservatism’.

Chile – A new beginning?

Chile has voted for a revision of its 1980 constitution, authored by their haunting former leader, Augusto Pinochet. Is this the moment Chileans take the first step to redressing the fundamental problems caused by the past?

Where now for the Republican party?

After Biden’s win in the 2020 American Election, it is clear that the momentum behind the Republican party is weaker than its supporters had hoped. Will the party adapt to changing circumstances and persue a more central agenda, or risk retaining Trumpism and its short-lived success?

The Arab Spring: 10 years on.

After undergoing the most dramatic revolution in living memory, what lasting changes has the Arab Spring had on the Middle East and has it been for better or for worse?

Why the government must focus on happiness

“Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product” proclaimed Bhutanese King, Jigme Singye Wangchuk of Bhutan, in 1972. Whilst a simple, this statement completely revolutionised governmental policy. Traditionally, governments solely focused on the economy, believing a strong economy enables them to achieve their

Azerbaijan and Armenia’s New Cold War

Ever since the 1920s, the reigon of Nagorno-Karabakh has caused conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. However in recent years, that conflict has broken out into violence, with neither side dangerously eager to maintaining peace. Ishan Goyal reviews the situation.