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Resignation, elation, cynicism: LSE’s Indian students react to Modi’s election triumph

Some feel dejected, some excited. In the wake of last week’s election outcome in India, The Beaver finds that the political loyalties of LSE’s Indian students don’t appear to tilt obviously in one direction.   Tulika Lahiri was visiting home…

China-Taiwan Tension Feeds LSE Globe Furore

This article previously referred to Taiwan as recognised by the UN as part of the Republic of China (ROC). The UN does not in fact recognise the island of Taiwan’s formal independence or sovereignty. Ten days after it was installed,…

Newly developed University Ranking System places an emphasis on Culture

A new university ranking system has been created which takes into consideration 24 Wikipedia editions of various languages. Called the Wikipedia Ranking of World Universities (WRWU), the main idea behind this programme involves emphasising the cultural impact certain universities have…

Paul Preston on referendums, reburials, and the far-right in modern Spain

There are few people who can rightfully claim to have devoted their life to one country. Sir Paul Preston (Liverpool, 1946) is one of them. He sat down with The Beaver for generous 1,5-hour conversation about Spain, past and present.…

LSE Students Join Protests Against Trump’s Visit

Yesterday, President Trump’s visit to London was met with fierce protest, including that by LSE students. Around 250,000 people joined the protest starting at BBC studios in London and progressing past Regent Street and finishing in Trafalgar Square. A special…

Yes, Trump is ‘Almost Certain’ to lose Re-election in 2020

Nearly a month ago, I wrote an article for this paper arguing that the Democratic Party’s primary contest in 2020 is likely to be a packed field due to President Trump’s poor approval ratings. I was pleasantly surprised to find…

Yes, Trump is ‘Almost Certain’ to Lose Re-election in 2020

Nearly a month ago, I wrote an article for this paper arguing that the Democratic Party’s primary contest in 2020 is likely to be a packed field due to President Trump’s poor approval ratings. I was pleasantly surprised to find…

Where Things Stand In Afghanistan

Since 2001, the price of the war in Afghanistan has been steep: over $1 trillion spent and 20,000 US military casualties, not to mention the tens of thousands of Afghans who have been killed or wounded. Three successive presidential administrations…

Polish Nationalism Reaches New Peak on Independence Day

Red and white. Those were the colours the streets of central Warsaw seemed to have been composed of last Saturday on 11 November. Every year on this day, thousands of people gather in Warsaw to celebrate Poland’s independence in 1919.…

Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas reach an historic unity deal

A historic agreement between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas was reached on Thursday, in the form of a reconciliation deal brokered by Egyptian intelligence and backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The deal is being regarded…