Hamish Davis


South Korean Presidency Decided by a Nation Divided

After a close-fought but divisive contest, referred to by many as an ‘election of unlikables’, South Korea has a new president-elect. With 48.6% of the vote to his rival’s 47.8%, Yoon Suk-yeol declared victory at approximately 4.20 am on March 10th as the ruling Democratic Party’s Lee Jae-myung conceded. The result marks the end of…


Claims for UK-territory intensify: Is the tide turning for an archipelago adrift?

The struggle for control over an Indian Ocean archipelago continued to develop earlier this month. Accompanying a scientific survey to the UK-held territory, a party of officials and evicted Chagossians ceremoniously erected the Mauritian flag. The British Foreign Office has responded that the UK does not recognise Mauritius’s claim to the Chagos archipelago. Of the…


Soldiers, sanctions, and a bid for stability: developments continue beyond the Ukrainian border

“We don’t have a Titanic here,” is what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy exclaimed when calling for a more measured response to Biden’s bleak midwinter warning of a “distinctly possible” February invasion. Zelenskiy noted a threat that had spanned many Februarys, panic now was disproportionate,and economically damaging. Yet, if the heat of an estimated 120,000 Russian…


WWF report published: the world’s second most biodiverse region just became more diverse

Published last week, a delayed World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report has revealed the discovery of 224 new species in the Greater Mekong region. The collaborative work of universities, conservation organisations, and research institutes the world over, an additional 155 plants, 16 fish, 17 amphibians, 35 reptiles, and one mammal are now known to live in…

Global Investigates

Global Investigates: An Illyrian inferno: why Albania’s story should be listened to as the world goes up in flames

At 7:27, on the 25 August, in southwest Albania, sunlight was just starting to creep past dusty mountain ridges onto the valley below. The haze began to focus. 18 kilometres south of the coastal city of Vlora, tourist towns, irrigated fields, and olive groves lie cradled between peaks that shoot up from the rolling semi-arid…

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May 2022
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