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Fighting for Free Speech in Turkey

By Paula Grabosch Journalism is not a crime. With these words emblazoned across their banners, protesters drove through Berlin and other German cities last week in solidarity with Deniz Yücel. The #FreeDeniz movement was brought to life after the German-Turkish…

America First, Democracy Second?

By Zikai Chua “Enemies of the people” was the phrase US President Donald Trump used to describe media outlets which publish what he labels “fake news”. The 45th President of the United States has faced intense scrutiny, often accompanied by…

2017: What Will Become of You?

The PRS Symposium will explore how we can deal with political risks in this new political age. The political earthquakes of 2016 have made evident that political risk has become increasingly hard to understand and manage. Whereas previously, investors were…

LSE Cleaners Vote To Strike on 15th and 16th March

by Bhadra Sreejith, News Editor LSE cleaners who are members of the United Voices of the World union have returned a 100% yes vote for strike action. The strike dates are 15th and 16th March. This will be the first…

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…

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

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