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Welcome Back to Student Life
When I came to LSE I had a dream. I had a dream deeply rooted in many a student’s dream. I had a dream that I would found my own start-up by the age of 20, be living off innocent…
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…

Is Direct Rule Inevitable in Northern Ireland?

By Oliver Wheeler For the first time since the creation of a devolved Northern Irish legislature in 1921, unionists have lost their majority in a snap election that took place on March 2nd. The Democratic Unionist Party, the strongest party…

Is Macron a Competitive Candidate?

By Yllka Krasniqi French presidential candidate poses an option for voters dissatisfied with the left and the right Macron, the former Minister of Economy and finance under President Hollande, is running as a candidate in the French presidential elections for…

Obama’s Drone War: A Review

by Cameron Chippindale The controversial foreign policy has been a mix of success and failure In early 2009 the newly inaugurated President Obama gave the order to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to dramatically increase the scale of America’s drone…

The Long Read: Why I’m Leaving the LSE

By Aiden Singh It is the main organ of the human nervous system. It regulates our sleep patterns, produces our vision, and ensures the proper functioning of our vital organs. And, most importantly to social scientists, it is responsible for…

China’s Rise and Superpower Warfare

By K Goh The meteoric rise of China as an economic power in the last three decades has led International Relations theorists such as John Mearsheimer to predict the coming of intense conflict between the People’s Republic of China and…

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…

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