Analysis

The many faces of Donald

DONALD TRUMP’S staggering election victory on 8 November shocked the world. Commentators from evey country have questioned whether the President-Elect…

Groundhog Day for European populism?

SINCE THE global financial crisis, politics in the western world has been turning to radical alternatives as the answer to…

2016’s Word of the Year

2016 has been an anomaly. Political turmoil has punctuated the year, most recently culminating in an unprecedented US election race.…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

WELCOME TO the future, ladies and gentlemen. After a year and a half, yours truly was looking forward to getting…

Playing with fire: Trump and the Paris Agreement

US PRESIDENT-ELECT Donald Trump has a widely documented history of climate change denial. For example, in 2012, Trump tweeted: “The…

Always look on the Right side of life?

Originally deemed to be a fundamental outsider, Francois Fillon’s dramatic success in the French Republican primary elections with 44% on…

Columbia’s FARC peace deal collapses after referendum

THE COLOMBIAN public’s rejection of the peace treaty that was signed between government forces and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of…

I fought the law: South Africa leaves the ICC

SOUTH AFRICA has become the second African country to announce its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, a…

Brexit and Northern Ireland: reopening healing wounds

“NORTHERN IRELAND can be a success outside the EU,” James Brokenshire, Northern Ireland Secretary, declared at the Conservative conference. However,…

Trump’s lessons for team Hillary

I’M GOING TO put myself out there: Hillary Clinton will win the American presidential election. With the election just days…

A nuclear North Korea: Turning up the heat

Analysing the implications of North Korea’s continued development of nuclear weapons

Iran’s morality laws- why so serious?

As Iran is dragged back into the headlines for crackdowns on mixed-sex interaction and Instagram use, Sam Lees takes a look at why