Premium Friday: Tackling Overwork in Japan

John Maynard Keynes, the renowned economist, once predicted in 1930 that the next generation would be working a mere 15 hours a week. Fast forward to 2017, however, and the topic of excessive working hours remains alive in our discourse,…

Navigating Choppy Waters: The Donald and Diplomacy

By Jeremy Wong With Donald Trump now the President of the United States, the world watches his every move; trying to analyse and figure out the motivations as well as the implications of his new policies. Trump is not known…

The End of the Road for South Sudan?

By Anonymous After the traumatic experience of the Sudanese Civil War, including massacres and the kidnap of children to be sold into slavery, the declaration of South Sudanese independence on the 6th July 2011 was a day of rejoicing. Crowds…

Dividing Lines: The Perils of Patriotism

By Josh McCarthy Patriotism [NOUN]: The quality of being patriotic; vigorous support for one’s country. That’s what Oxford’s academics have to say. But it’s clear that loving one’s country is not a switch turned off or on. The essence of…

The Fractured Republic: Renewing the American Social Contract in the Age of Individualism

By Preslav Tonkov In his treatise, The Politics, Aristotle laid the foundations for modern political science by suggesting that “man is by nature a political animal”. The essence of Aristotle’s argument is that we cannot live outside of society because…

Corbyn Blamed as Labour Loses Crucial Copeland Byelection to the Tories

By Oliver Wheeler The Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership took a big hit on Thursday when Labour lost Copeland constituency in Cumbria, a seat the party has held since its creation 85 years ago, to the Conservatives: the first…

Trump’s Russian Travails: Diplomatic Pragmatist or Putin’s Puppet?

Donald Trump’s alleged links Moscow have consistently provided his critics with a stick to beat him with. With further evidence surfacing last week suggesting contact between Trump’s election campaign and Russian intelligence officials, many are suggesting that the culmination of…

This Week’s By-Elections: What you need to know

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