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Opinion pieces on LSE, domestic, and international affairs.

Against Capital Punishment

Reject state-sanctioned murder, even if we accept individual responsibility By Eponine Howarth On December 2nd 2016, Nie Shubin was declared not guilty by the Supreme People’s Court, in Liaoning Province, China. It replaced the first verdict from 1995 which had judged…

Tensions Between Russia and the Baltic states

Invasion by the superpower is a realistic threat from President Putin By Cameron Chippindale Many commentators on post-cold war rivalries denounce the idea of a Russian invasion of the Baltic States as a preposterous fantasy of paranoid Russia-watchers. This is not…

Home’s Secretary’s Comments Divisive and Unhelpful

Firm, hardline politics carries with it a seductive appeal. It demonstrates a show of power and stability, and with a Labour Party in frantic disarray, this approach holds more sway than ever in capturing the minds and votes of the…