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Global

The Middle East Year in Review

The Middle East has seen tensions rise within the region in 2018. Just when tensions were at an all-time high, the Saudi Arabian dissident and Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in October. The finger has been pointed at Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Meanwhile, the vicious Yemeni Civil War between…

Global

Europe Year in Review

With the ink now drying on an agreement between the UK and the EU’s 27 remaining states, the end is finally in sight for a series of negotiations that have dominated the public sphere in Europe over the past year. However, 2018 has been an incredibly significant year for the continent beyond Brexit, with many…

Science

12 years left for planet Earth

A report by the United Nations’ team of leading climate scientists warns that there are only a dozen years before the world’s temperature will rise by one and a half degrees Celsius, resulting in irreparable damage to the planet. This will cause wildfires, flooding, drought, extreme heat and poverty for millions of humans and animals…

Global

Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley resigns

Nikki Haley, the former Republican Governor of South Carolina, has said that she will resign from her post at the end of 2018. Despite this announcement, Mrs Haley has given no indication as to why she is resigning, leading to speculation that she is preparing a bid to run for the Republican nomination for the…

Global

World leaders convene in Manhattan to air grievances

On 18 September, the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly opened in New York City. Described as one of the six principal organs of the UN, the General Assembly gives the opportunity for representatives from the 193-member countries to take to the podium, where most call out their rivals and tout their accomplishments….

Global

Anonymous senior official sheds light on President Trump’s ‘amoral’ leadership

Donald Trump, the US President, has faced strong criticism from an anonymous senior member of his own administration, who published an opinion-editorial in the New York Times describing the President as “amoral,” with his decisions being “impulsive, ill-informed and occasionally reckless.”   The anonymous author described how they are part of the “resistance” working to…

News

EU universities say Brexit is hindering research collaborations

University organisations in the EU have said there is detrimental uncertainty surrounding the UK’s continued involvement in post-Brexit European programmes. Higher education organisations called for urgent clarification as to what Britain’s position will be in academic research and programmes such as Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ after leaving the EU. The government said Britain will maintain…

Global

Ethnic cleansing allegations mount in Myanmar

A refugee crisis is underway in Myanmar, as hundreds of thousands of the Rohingya people flee violence at the hands of the government security forces. The Myanmar military has torched villages of the minority Muslim population, and Amnesty International has accused the  government of an ìorchestrated campaign of systematic burnings.î Reports have also emerged that…

News

UEA alumnus represents UK at UN

UEA alumnus, Takyiwa Danso, 23, has spent the last week representing the country’s young people at the United Nations in New York. She accompanied the International Development Secretary, Priti Patel, after beating hundreds of other applicants to join the UK delegation. The former international development student will attend events focusing on tackling extreme poverty, boosting…

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