Analysis

Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, explained

  Cambridge Analytica and Facebook’s misuse of your data sounds sinister, but if the Senate’s questioning of Zuckerberg earlier this…

No end in sight in Syria

A United States ceasefire resolution was blocked on 22 February. After a last-minute scramble, a resolution was unanimously passed on…

Abuse scandal rocks charities

“I want to apologise deeply and unreservedly for my past behaviour and for the hurt and offence that I have…

No change seven years after Egypt uprisings

One of the most famous singers in Egypt, Sherine Abdel Wa-hab, was this week sentenced to six months in prison.…

A turning point for Justin Trudeau in India?

Canada’s young and liberal Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spent last week in India on a visit with his family. Trudeau’s…

The name game in Macedonia

The name of a country may seem like an uncontroversial topic, yet recently what many might assume is a non-issue,…

A politicised Winter Olympics

One of the key principles of the Olympic movement is unity; how-ever, Olympic games of the past have been far…

Cuts to Marines could threaten UK’s defence

On the 2 February the Commons Defence Committee published a report titled ‘Sunset for the Royal Marines? The Royal Marines…

Europhiles find unlikely new ally in Farage

It struggles on Westminster and Brussels, but nobody other than those delivering it thinks of Brexit anymore. Not until recently,…

Shock at protests in Iran

  Protests have been taking place across Iran, with participants objecting to political repression and the poor state of the…

No Executive in NI: a year on

  Just over a year ago, a visibly frail Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin announced that he would be stepping…

Potential coalition divides German centre-left

Talks between the centre-right CDU/CSU party with the centre-left SPD on the possibility of renewing their coalition to govern Germany,…